Jennifer Bloom doesn’t shy away from a challenge. When her immediate boss left soon after Bloom joined BTIG’s capital introduction unit in 2009, the newly appointed vice president joined forces with a colleague at the financial services firm’s New York headquarters to run the team. Bloom, 31, is now managing director of capital introduction. In addition to working closely with some 200 local investors that allocate to hedge funds, she’s the point person for all of BTIG’s New York–based hedge fund clients. She works mainly with emerging hedge fund managers, helping them establish their first relationships with institutional investors and find capital. When Bloom was growing up in Boca Raton, Florida, her stockbroker dad encouraged her to read the Wall Street Journal every day. But she rebelled, earning a BA in American studies with a concentration in art history from Yale University in 2006. It wasn’t until she took an accounting course in her senior year at Yale that Bloom, who had studied advanced physics and calculus in high school, discovered how much she missed using the quantitative side of her brain. She began her career in real estate investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co. and moved to Credit Suisse Group’s private equity fundraising division, where she worked in product management before BTIG hired her. A jazz and swing a cappella singer in her college days, she enjoys taking clients to the Comedy Cellar in Manhattan. Bloom volunteers with the Henry Street Settlement, a New York nonprofit that provides low-income families with job placement and other social services, and chairs its Young Collectors Committee, helping to organize the annual art show fundraiser.


 
The 2015 Hedge Fund Rising Stars
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Paul Alzapiedi
Silver Point Capital
Adam Bernstein
Pagoda Asset Management
Jennifer Bloom
BTIG
Robert Campion
Canyon Capital Advisors
Katherine Chan
Anandar Capital Management
T. Troy Dixon
Hollis Park Partners
Curtis Gallagher
Park Hill Group
Brian Goldberg
Aksia
Geoffrey Keegan
Creciente Partners Investment Management
Brian Kelly
Millennium partners
Robert Kennelley
Rocaton Investment Advisors
Ryan Kilstein
Southpoint capital advisors
Monica Lai
Pfizer
Leigh Lower
Graham Capital Management
Pooja Malik
Nipun Capital
Jamie Mendola
Pacific Grove Capital
Bradley Neumeister
Pershing
Oleg Nodelman
EcoR1 Capital
James Oussedik
Sidley Austin
Amit Pardasani
Owl Creek Asset Management
Putri Pascualy
PAAMCO
Courtney Powers
University of texas Investment Management Co.
Laura Roche
Roystone Capital Management
Harlan Saroken
Perry Capital
Richard Scarinci
Blackstone Group
Randall Shu
MetLife
Samuel Siegal
Senator Investment Group
Nadine Terman
solstein Capital
Anastasia Titarchuk
New York State Common Retirement Fund
Christina van Beelen
Secor Asset Management