Wall Street 50 – 2013

Robert E. Curry III/Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

Robert Emmet Curry III is a director and senior analyst in the Alternative Investments Group at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.  A graduate with honors of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and recipient of a J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, Robert began his career as a senior paralegal in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York. While in law school at night, he worked at the SEC in Washington, DC, and upon graduation served as legal counsel to an agency of the French government. He then transitioned into alternative investments, with roles at Deloitte & Touche and, before joining Merrill Lynch, Cadogan Management, where he served as a vice president and analyst.

Robert is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Galway, Fermanagh, and Sligo on both his father’s and mother’s sides. His great-grandfather John F. Curry led Tammany Hall from 1929-1934. Regarding his Irish heritage, he remarked, “I have always looked to the humor and personality of my forebears, which brought them forward to the U.S., and the grit and determination that gained them a foothold in New York.”