BS in Economics, The Wharton Scool of the University of Pennsylvania (1995) and JD from Columbia Law School (1998).
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of the Merchant Banking Group of Ramius LLC, a global alternative asset management firm with iver $9 billion in assets under management. Mr. Chaikin joined Ramius in January 2005. From January 2001 to December 2004, was an Associate and Investment Professional at MMC Capital, Inc., a private equity firm with over $3 billion in assets under management. At MMC Capital, Mr. Chaikin was responsible for finding and overseeing investment opportunities in the insurance and financial services industries. From October 1998 to december 2000, Mr Chaikin was a Corporate Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he specialized in mergers, acquisitions and securities.