Derek was born and raised in New Jersey, USA before completing his high-school IB Diploma in Basel, Switzerland. After falling in love with Europe, he chose to stick around and is currently a final-year undergraduate studying BSc Finance at LSE.
Interning in data at Roche and the Bank of England and finance at J. Safra Sarasin and Nomura have helped cultivate his aspirations and his desire to be surrounded by diverse and passionate individuals, like those at AIC.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Derek led the production of AIC Conversations, a series of already more than 30 virtual interviews with renowned professionals across the alternative investments space. Moving forward, he will continue to streamline and manage the team's digital processes.
Whenever he can, Derek explores London with friends, pumps iron, or watches anime.