I currently live in NYC and work in finance as an investment adviser to banks, hedge funds and funds of funds. I majored in visual art in college and am currently trying to get my art business off the ground. I'm not enamored with the finance profession but it was the quickest and easiest way for me to make money after graduating, and it's what I had the most familiarity with growing up. My dad was an analyst covering defense contractors/ aerospace companies, and we lived in Toulouse, France, and later Istanbul for a brief period when I was younger. The exposure to different languages and foreign cultures changed my life, though of course I didn't appreciate that at 12 years old.
Im quite interested in art and music... I played in a few bands after college that didnt really go anywhere. We played at places in nyc like Desmonds Tavern on Park ave and Kenny's Castaways on Bleecker Street (most people tell me they havent heard of Desmonds actually-- its kind of a hole in the wall on Park and 29th or so, really kind of an pretty odd place for a rock bar/ club). These days though, Im more likely to go out to eat in NYC than go to clubs or sports events/ games.