Wall Street 50 – 2008

Ciaran O’Kelly/Bank of America

Ciaran O’Kelly is Head of Global Equities at Bank of America, with responsibility for cash and derivatives sales and trading, institutional sales, electronic trading, NYSE Specialist, prime brokerage and equity capital markets.

O’Kelly joined Bank of America in 2002 as Head of Equity Trading, with a mandate to significantly grow the firm’s Global Equities business.  During his tenure at the firm, he has held leadership roles across Markets and Banking, including Head of U.S. Equities and Head of Equity Capital Markets.

Prior to joining Bank of America, he worked at Citigroup /Smith Barney for 11 years, most recently as Head of Equity Trading from 2000 to 2002. O’Kelly, who received a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University in 1989, is a member of New York University’s Glucksman Ireland House and The American Ireland Fund (AIF). He has served on the chairman’s committee for the annual AIF New York gala for seven years. O’Kelly lives in Manhattan with his wife Lisa and their three sons.