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Traders Magazine, February 2000

Staff Reports

I like the fast pace of trading and the cama raderie on my desk and between the buy-side and sell-side traders," said Ryan Smith, a buy-side trader at Friess Associates. Smith, 30, is one of seven traders at the Greenville, Del.-based firm, which was established in 1974 by the husband and wife team of Foster and Lynn Friess.

Smith, who was born and raised in East Liverpool, Ohio, graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pa. He started his Wall Street career in 1992 at Lehman Brothers on the syndicate desk. Two years later, he was working as a buy-side trader at Alliance Capital Management, where he traded over-the-counter stocks and derivatives.

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