Max Salk is a New York City financial analyst who works for The Blackstone Group. He graduated in 2011 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and as a bachelor’s degree in finance. His first job on Wall Street was at Morningstar. He then found a job at PPM America where he was a financial analyst for three years. He joined The Blackstone Group in June 2015.
He became interested in the financial world while he was a college student. Max Salk enjoyed watching CNBC and researching stocks that he would trade. Once he joined PPM America he really became interested in following the stock market and analyzing the performance of publicly traded companies.
Outside of work, Max Salk enjoys doing landscape photography. He also likes to travel and exercise. His favorite sports teams are the Chicago Bears and Cubs. He also enjoys listening to music and attending concerts. His favorite musicians include Led Zepplin, Bob Dyland, and the Grateful Dead. He is also an active volunteer for the Navy SEAL Foundation which supports Gold Star SEAL families.
He says that he became interested in landscape photography in 2010. At the time he was studying for a semester in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. One early, foggy morning he went for a walk along the harbor and thought that the fog provided a really cool look. He shares the photos he has taken at his website, Max Salk photography.com.
Max Salk says that he likes to plan his daily activities out in order to be more productive in both his personal and work lives. He typically plans out his activities with an eye to how they will eventually turn out. However, he acknowledges that sometimes things don’t go quite the way he thought they would. Sometimes they turn out worse and sometimes they turn out even better than he thought they would.