Wall Street 50 – 2009

Brian Sweeney/Marco Polo Network

Brian Sweeney is a managing director of Marco Polo Network, a financial services firm with a specialized focus on emerging markets. Brian was one of the founding members of the company, which was established in New York City in 2001. With offices across the major emerging markets, Marco Polo Network is one of the fastest growing platforms capitalizing on global demand for emerging market investments and the growth of new marketplaces across the globe. Brian, who has over 15 years experience in trading and operations, is responsible for client strategy and sales of equities, futures and fixed income to Quant Funds and Proprietary Trading Desks in Europe and the USA. He began his career at Citigroup before becoming an options specialist on the NYSE floor, and developed his emerging markets expertise while at the Standard Bank of South Africa.

A Dublin native, Brian was educated at Terenure College and University College of Dublin, where he received a BA in economics and English. He resides in New York City with his wife, Fabienne and two children, Liam and Xavier.