Alumni Brothers Make Big Splash in the Big Apple

Brothers, and Loyola alumni, Osmin and Fernando Rivera are enjoying great success in the nation's financial capital.

Fernando Rivera, a 2004 finance and economics graduate, is an associate at Goldman Sachs. He is responsible for structuring and marketing emerging market derivatives to U.S. institutional accounts, engaging in coverage of Latin American institutional clients with structured solution needs, and working with lawyers and salespeople in determining the regulatory landscape for Latin American investors.

Rivera has been in NYC for two and a half years. He first looked for a job in NYC while he was still a sophomore at Loyola after Associate Professor of Finance Ron Christner, Ph.D., encouraged him to pursuer work on Wall Street. He landed a prestigious internship at JPMorganChase that led to a second internship and subsequently to a full time offer there.

Osmin Rivera, a 2005 finance and marketing graduate, is an asset-backed securities trader at JPMorganChase, a leading global financial services firm. He is primarily focused on trading bonds backed by subprime mortgages. It is a very fast-paced environment where one has to be
comfortable with taking risk, multi-tasking, and working in teams.

Rivera has been in NYC for a year and a half. Like his brother, Fernando, he too was attracted to the city since professionally, it is the capital of the financial world, and the fact that most of the top Wall Street banks and other top tier financial institutions are based there. This factor has allowed him to get exposure to different areas, institutions, and people, which facilitates building a good professional network.

Both Rivera brothers are grateful for their Loyola experience and the quality of education they received. “Having a Loyola education has helped me greatly," Osmin says, "both to obtain a job on Wall Street as well as become a top performer at JPMorganChase. As a full-time employee, my knowledge of finance and the quantitative skills I obtained at the College of Business have been key to my performance."