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

    10/11/18

    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