Jessica Beattie is getting a lot of attention on Wall Street today – she’s top 20 on Bloomberg’s Most Viewed Profiles list even though there’s no new information on her; she joined KKR back in September.We won’t speculate why; it’s obvious. This woman is a star.
She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Duke (where she played softball) in 2000 with Distinction honours in economics. That same year, she joined Goldman in the M&A department and published a paper on credit derivatives in Latin America. (Click here to download it.)
She later worked on the infamous Goldman Sachs prop trading desk Special Situations, where she was responsible for debt and equity investments in the automotive, forest products, gaming and industrial sectors. Goldman made her a VP before she left to join R6 Capital Management.
R6 was later bought by Eton Park, whose founder Eric Mindich was also a young superstar trader at Goldman. (He left to found his own hedge fund after breaking the record for youngest Partner — 17 years later, he’s still the youngest person ever.) Mindich put her on the Event Driven investment team.
Then in September 2010, she left to join KKR, where she’s a director of asset management. She focuses on public markets within the special situations investing business and she’s based in New York.