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September 2, 2008

BEL Salutes Glenn Graham

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(pic courtesy of Trader Daily)

Glenn Graham was named one of Trader Daily's "Top 30 Under 30", meaning the top young traders under the age of 30. Glenn last attended classes in finance and accounting from the College of Business in 2006, and he was a student assistant in BEL. He once said that BEL was one of the best jobs in his life because we had so many databases and publications he could peruse for his career search and projects he had to do for classes.

Indeed, he used Investment Dealer's Digest and Futures magazine to do an independent job search for a summer internship, and landed a spot at Allston Investment in Chicago. He performed so well that he was offered a permanent position at the end of his internship.

Now, Glenn works for Dubai-based Casa Trading as director of its energy trading. One of his peers said this about Glenn:

"His trading prowess is unprecedented for someone his age," says one crude-oil broker. "He's a brilliant trader and a tremendous risk taker, but at the same time he knows how to calculate risk well."

Glenn is only 23 years old.

BEL salutes Glenn Graham and continues to wish him well in his endeavors.

Link to article (registration req'd, but free to anyone)

(h/t to Ashley Graham, his sibling, who also works in BEL as a student assistant)

Posted by Becky at September 2, 2008 11:11 AM Posted to BEL Salutes | Business News | International | Investments/Finance | UIUC B-School News