Alerian Presents: Energy Titans

Andy Safran on Dodging the Enron Bullet, Taking the Boston Celtics Public, and Transitioning from the State Department to Investment Banking

Alerian Co-Founder Kenny Feng sits down with former Citi Vice Chairman of Global Banking Andy Safran to discuss his unconventional path to Wall Street, the iconic MLP IPO of the 1980s, and whether he was lucky or good in avoiding the energy trading scandal at the turn of the century.

Links of Interest:

Andy’s hometown: Various towns in the Garden State (Perth Amboy, Metuchen, Plainfield)

Andy’s Alma Maters: Tufts University and The Fletcher School by way of MIT

Andy’s charities of choice: Whitney Museum of American Art, Public Art Fund, Studio in a School, Monmouth Medical Center

The book Andy mentions: Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me by Richard Farina

Credits

Recording: Jon Kraynak
Location: 888 7th Avenue, New York
Music: “Roughness 1” by Anders Bothen, courtesy of Epidemic Sound
Research: Maria Halmo
Episode Notes: Alyssa Womack
Special Thanks: Grace Edmondson at Aretex Capital

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