Karen Finerman has been President of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc. since 1992 when she co-founded the firm. Prior to June 1992, she was the Lead Research Analyst for the Risk Arbitrage department at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation. Prior to joining DLJ in 1990, Karen was a trader at First City Capital, a risk arbitrage fund for the Belzberg Family. Karen received a B.S. in Economics, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1987, with a concentration in Finance.
Karen is the Chairwoman of the Development Committee of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and serves on its board. She is also a Trustee of the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. where she serves on their Investment Committee. Karen is the angel sponsor of the University of Pennsylvania's class of 2002, where she will match any gift the class contributes for their 5th Anniversary.