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Erin Buckley (Class of 2003) shares her journey to New York as Managing Director, Head of Product for Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs.

Sometime in my teenage years, I knew I wanted to work on Wall Street, though admittedly I didn’t really know what that meant! I knew I needed a finance degree so completed B.Comm/B.Arts at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Finance and French.

After graduation I started at Goldman Sachs JBWere (later JBWere) in Melbourne – my first role wasfairly traditional stockbroking focused on Australian equities, and I quickly learnedto love watching the markets and tryingto understand stock move triggers.

The itch for the real “Wall Street” remained, so I moved to New York in 2014 – ironically while the NY Stock Exchange is still nearby, the actual Wall Street is mostly apartment buildings these days! I have been working for Goldman Sachs in NY for almost a decade, across a variety of roles within Private Wealth Management, always focused on delivering a best in class offering for ultra-high net worth clients.

Australia will always be home and being far from family and friends is difficult, but I’ve now been in Manhattan for almost a decade and have an American husband and dual-citizen daughter. 

Ivanhoe Girls’ fostered my love for learning and I was always encouraged to follow my passions, which ultimately led to a career in finance halfway across the world. I look back fondly on my time at Ivanhoe Girls’, and love seeing how others are inspired from an early age to pursue their dreams, no matter how foreign they may seem.