The 2014 Hedge Fund Rising Stars: Jamie Parrot
Perry Capital celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, and Parrot, who joined the firm's business development and investor relations team in 2004, was instrumental to its success.
Laws loss was Perry Capitals gain. When Jamie
Parrot was in high school, her family moved from Wisconsin to
Philadelphia. Parrot attended Pennsylvania State University,
where she excelled at lacrosse, a popular East Coast sport. She
majored in finance but also considered a career in law, taking
the LSAT. In 2001, however, Parrot interviewed with Lehman
Brothers Holdings, which was looking to recruit college
athletes, and headed to New York to join the investment bank.
Interested in the fledgling hedge fund business, she found her
way into prime brokerage and capital introduction. In 2004 a
colleague mentioned that Richard Perrys New
Yorkbased multistrategy firm, Perry Capital, was looking
for a business development and investor relations professional.
Since getting the job, Parrot, 35, hasnt looked back.
Last year $10.6 billion Perry celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The firms business development and investor relations
team, with Parrot a key member, has been instrumental to its
success in recent years.