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Ben Carpenter, Vice Chairman - CRT Capital

I knew that I was going to be a terrific trader and so I enthusiastically accepted the job and for the next two years I proved myself to be maybe one of the worst traders in the history of Wall Street.
After graduating from Bowdoin College in 1980, Ben Carpenter began his finance career at Bankers Trust Company as a commercial lending officer and later as a dealer selling US Treasury bonds. He continued his work in Treasury bonds at Morgan Stanley before joining Greenwich Capital in 1987. Over the course of 22 years, Ben held a number of positions at the firm, including sales manager, trader and Co-COO before becoming Co-CEO in 2000. Today, he serves as the Vice Chairman of CRT Capital Group, a Connecticut-based institutional broker-dealer. Ben is also the author of The Bigs, a highly acclaimed book that offers career advice for young professionals based on his own experience.
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