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Tom Sherwood

Head of Business Development

Fast Facts

  • Head of Business Development at Magnetar Capital
  • 25+ years of industry experience, with 18+ years in fixed income sales & trading businesses
  • Former Managing Director in Fixed Income Sales at Barclays Capital

Tom Sherwood oversees business development and investor relations activities globally at Magnetar.

Tom joined Magnetar in 2013 from Barclays Capital, where he was a Managing Director in Fixed Income Sales. He was responsible for managing relationships across a range of institutional clients with a focus on credit markets, derivatives, and structured products. He joined Barclays in 2008 as part of the acquisition of Lehman Brothers, where he worked in the same capacity beginning in 2004. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Tom spent 9 years at Merrill Lynch in both sales and trading roles across a number of fixed income markets including structured credit, interest rate, and municipal derivatives.

Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Economy with honors from Princeton University and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.


Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Master of Business Administration

Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Political Economy


  • Member of the Firm’s Management, New Business and Ethics, and Operations committees
  • Chair of the Firm’s Pricing Committee

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