Director of M&A Research
Chris Young is Director of M&A and Proxy Fight Research at RiskMetrics Group. Mr. Young’s team provides analysis and vote recommendations for high profile and contentious mergers and hedge fund activist campaigns via M&A Edge, a premium research solution. M&A Edge clients include leading institutional investors, investment banks, law firms and other market constituents.
Previously, Mr. Young was an investment banker at Bear Stearns (New York) with a focus on capital raising and M&A in the technology sector. Prior to that, Mr. Young was an attorney specializing in M&A at Sullivan & Cromwell (New York) and a futures and options trader at The Sumitomo Bank (New York).
Mr. Young received a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a JD, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law. He is also a CFA charter holder.
Mr. Young’s opinions have been quoted in numerous media outlets, including the CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Deal, Business Week and Fortune, and he has been a featured public speaker at numerous investor conferences.