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Ninon Marapachi, 34

Head of Hedge Fund Origination & Product Management

Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Marapachi is the head of Hedge Fund Origination & Product Management team within the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Alternative Investment Group. Her team is responsible for sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and managing hedge funds and managed futures products. 


Before joining the Alternative Investments Group, she was a senior member of the Structured Products Group within Global Wealth & Investment Management where she was responsible for the construction of innovative financial products across asset classes, including equity, fixed income, currencies and commodities and the development of delta-one open architecture platform offering retail clients at Merrill Lynch access to various asset classes.


Marapachi graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor’s in economics. She began her career at Merrill Lynch as summer intern in 2001 through the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Asset Management Career Program and became a full-time analyst in 2002.  


Marapachi has received a number of professional recognitions including being recognized as one of Black Enterprise's “40 Next Emerging Business Leaders” (August 2010).

Ninon Marapachi, 34

Head of Hedge Fund Origination & Product Management

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Marapachi is…