Kelly Coffey on Advancing in Finance

Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”
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On this week’s Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Kelly Coffey, chief executive officer of JPMorgan U.S. Private Bank, with more than $650 billion in client assets.

Coffey, one of the most senior women in American finance, cut her teeth working on the Argentine debt crisis. She rose to head JPMorgan’s Derivatives Marketing Group and was a key player in the bank’s takeover of Bear Stearns in the run-up to the financial crisis. She discusses what it takes for women to advance in the world of finance, and the obstacles that must be overcome.

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