Wall Street 50 – 2005

Emmett J. Daly/Sandler O'Neill & Partners, LP

As one of the principals in Sandler O’Neill’s Investment Banking group, Emmett Daly takes on wide-ranging responsibilities for the firm. They include mergers & acquisitions and capital financing for banks, thrifts, broker-dealers, and asset management firms. Recently, Daly played an important role in PNC’s acquisition of Riggs National and a recapitalization and management change for The Banc Corporation.

Outside of the business world, Daly shows his commitment to the community by his work with the Student/Partner Alliance. He is a trustee and an original partner of the organization, which is a scholarship and mentoring program for residents of Newark, New Jersey not far from his current residence in Summit.

Daly received his undergraduate degree from the College of Holy Cross, where he majored in economics. After his time with the Holy Cross Crusaders, he moved to Chapel Hill where he earned an MBA from the Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina. He and his wife have three children. Daly’s third-generation Irish American roots go back to counties Cork and Waterford.