Goldman Sachs Trader Leaves New York for $1-Billion RIA Outside Nashville

John Lueken was living the dream in New York. A St. Louis transplant, fresh out of Columbia University, he landed a job one at of the most prestigious Wall Street firms — Goldman Sachs & Co. He quickly climbed to become vice president of equity derivatives, one of the fastest growing and most profitable securities’ desks at the firm during the majority of his time there.

Lueken wasn’t one of those investment bankers who worked brutal 16-hour days, seven-days a week, like so many Wall Street soldiers whose gray hair and paunch bellies are the mark Wall Street rat-race. Lueken, 32, was actually one of the lucky few who was rising to the top fast, but still got home by 6:30 p.m. giving him plenty of time to spend with his wife and two-year-old daughter in their Upper West Side apartment. 

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