Blackstone Investment Analyst And Landscape Photographer Max Salk

In a recent interview that Financial Analyst Max Salk gave about his business practices and success, he stated that just like every other person who goes on a business venture, he too was doubtful about his career choice and how well it would work out for him at first. But he feels that since he has a genuine interest and enjoyment for what he does, he was able to keep himself motivated to advance in his chosen field. The skillful stock market researcher majored in Finance and History at the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign campus. While attending college, he took an interest in the trading market, so he began investing in and researching stocks in his spare time.

Max Salk also had the opportunity to study abroad while he was in his junior year at the university. During the time that he was a student over in the Netherlands in the city of Rotterdam, he discovered that he had a passion for photography when he went out walking around the harbor there with camera in hand on one fog-covered morning. He later began documenting his travels through photos he would take and post to his website, and his social media pages. After he graduated from college, he obtained a position at an investment management firm in Chicago called PPM America, where he researched the financial markets and made recommendations on investments.

He stayed at PPM America for three years before moving to New York City to join the Blackstone firm, where he currently holds the title of Vice President, and is a U.S. Credit Research Analyst. In addition to being a financial researcher and advisor, Max Salk has a deep love of sports and music. One of the things he said he would have told his younger self was to find something he loved doing, then pursue it relentlessly, and if it didn’t work out, try something else, since as a young person, he’d have more time to do that. He feels that instead of looking outward to find their passion, people should look inward, because that’s where they will find real motivation. 

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