75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street

Stanley E. Grayson

Vice Chairman & COO
M.R. Beal & Co.

Grayson is responsible for the day-to-day operations at M.R. Beal & Co. (No. 5 in taxable securities with $1.6 billion in lead issues and No. 3 in tax-exempt securities with $2.2 billion in lead issues on the BE Investment Banks list). Prior to joining M. R. Beal, Grayson was the managing director and manager of the Public Finance Department of Prudential Securities Inc. and a member of the firm’s Operating Council.


Isaac H. Green

Piedmont Investment Advisors L.L.C.

Green launched Piedmont Investment Advisors L.L.C. (No. 8 on the BE Asset Managers list with $3.4 billion in assets under management) in 2000 with just three people and built the firm into an industry powerhouse. In 2009, Piedmont was among the firms selected by the U.S. Treasury Department to collectively manage a securities portfolio worth roughly $218 billion through the TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Capital Purchase Program.


Calvin Grigsby

Grigsby & Associates Inc.

Grigsby founded one of the oldest black-owned, full-service investment banking firms in the country which is No. 5 in tax-exempt securities with $82.5 million in lead issues on the BE Investment Banks list. His firm has assisted local governments in raising more than $400 billion in tax-exempt capital and helped arrange $10 billion in public and private corporate offerings. In April, Grigsby became the sole manager of a $10 million government obligation bond in Illinois.

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