“Having 23 doctors in my family, I grew up thinking that I would follow in their footsteps and go into medicine. However, I realized in college that, through finance, I could help empower people to own their wealth and pave a life of impact.”
At the University of Texas at Dallas, Raj Kalyandurg studied Economics and Finance, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1998. As a student, Raj began day trading as he learned more about financial markets and honed his craft. His professor noticed his passion, and impressed by his ingenuity and drive, introduced him to a recruiter for Merrill Lynch, where he then interned before finishing his degree. He accepted a position with the company right out of college and has continued his career with Merrill for the past 25 years.