75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street

Arthur H. Harper

Founder & Managing Partner
GenNx360 Capital Partners

Harper co-founded GenNx360 Capital Partners (No. 4 on the BE Private Equity Firms list with $600 million in capital under management) in 2006 and is responsible for the strategic direction of the firm, which focuses on industrial business-to-business companies in industries such as industrial water treatment, specialty chemicals, and engineered materials. Previously, Harper was an SVP at GE and president and CEO of GE Equipment Services—a $6.5 billion global business.


Carla Harris

Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Morgan Stanley

As head of the Emerging Manager Platform, Harris provides investment advice to corporations, public pension plans, foundations, and endowments. She was formerly a senior member of the equity syndicate desk, where she helped structure IPOs for UPS, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Ariba, Redback, and the $3.2 billion common stock transaction for Immunex Corp., one of the largest such biotechnology deals in U.S. history.


Mellody Hobson

Ariel Investments L.L.C.

As president of Ariel Investments L.L.C. (No. 6 on the BE Asset Managers list with $5.5 billion in assets under management), Hobson oversees all operations outside of research and portfolio management. Additionally, she serves as chairman of the board of trustees for the mutual funds. She serves on the boards of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., Groupon Inc., and Starbucks Corp.

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