Paul Young PhD

Hertz Fellow: Paul Young PhD

Harvard University

Area of Study

Applied Physics

Fellowship Years

1986 - 1991

Global Head of Securities Division Strats
Goldman Sachs

Paul M. Young, Hertz Fellow, is global head of Securities Division Strats for Goldman Sachs. Members of this business unit use their mathematical and scientific training to create financial products, advise clients on transactions, measure risk, and identify market opportunities. Paul serves on the Securities Division Executive Committee and previously served on the Finance Committee and the FICC and Equities Risk Committees. Previously, Paul was head of Securities Division Strats in EMEA and co-headed the firm’s efforts to leverage electronic trading capabilities across asset classes and regions. Earlier in his career, he worked with Global Foreign Exchange, Latin American Emerging Markets, North American Interest Products and Equities, and Quantitative Arbitrage. Paul joined Goldman Sachs in 1993 in J. Aron Currency and Commodities Strats. He was named Managing Director in 1999 and Partner in 2002. Prior to joining the firm, Young was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University. He was a 1986 Hertz Fellow, earning his PhD, along with his SM from Harvard. Young earned a BS from the California Institute of Technology, where he was a Carnation Prize Scholar. All of his degrees are in Applied Physics.