Dmitry Balyasny founded Balyasny Asset Management in 2001. Balyasny Asset Management, also called BAM, specializes in macro investing. Dmitry Balyasny has been quoted to say, “(we) focus on misunderstood situations..” Through the companies' research process, they seek unique ideas with attractive returns. Balyasny started his trading career in 1994 with Schonfeld Securities, LLC, and has been a regular contributor to the hedge fund industry since 1999. Dmitry Balyasny graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with a bachelor's degree in finance. He serves on the boards of both the Chicago chapter of the Ayn Rand Institute and Teach for America Chicago. Balyasny assists in promoting the Institute's educational and community engagement initiatives across the greater Chicago area.
Dmitry Balyasny was once called an ‘investor who crawled out of the woodwork.’ When he came to the investment world, not many had heard of who he was or what he did. Today Dmitry Balyasny is considered a top runner in the business. As of March 1, 2022, Balyasny Asset Management had approximately $14.8 billion in client assets on a discretionary basis.