75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street


Dennis A. Johnson

SVP & Chief Investment Officer
Comerica Asset Management Group
Comerica Bank

As chief investment officer of Comerica Asset Management Group, Johnson manages $26.5 billion in assets and is responsible for the firm’s passive and active investment strategies, alternative investments, new products, client relations, and business development. He is also co-chair of the Group’s Investment Policy Committee, which governs the company’s asset allocation policies for its investment professionals.

 


Edward E. Johnson Jr.

COO
Advent Capital Management L.L.C.

Johnson oversees all non-investment functions at Advent (No. 5 on the BE Asset Managers list with $5.8 billion in assets under management), including strategy marketing, product development, investor relations, and operations. This hedge fund management firm specializes in convertibles, equities, and high-yield securities. Prior to Advent, Johnson held various roles in financial services at Merrill Lynch and Salomon Brothers.

 


Robert L. Johnson

Founder & Chairman
RLJ Equity Partners L.L.C.

Johnson established this middle-market private equity firm, one of a portfolio of 14 companies that he owns, in 2006. The firm (No. 9 on the BE Private Equity firms list with $230 million in capital under management), invests between $15 million and $30 million per transaction. Johnson’s team originates, structures, and invests in traditional buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital infusions. He launched a new company, RLJ Fixed Income L.L.C., in June.

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  • Sandra

    I would like to learn more about adding to this list. I work on Wall street and have a perspective high ranking Black/African American Male executive in my firm that I would like to submit to be considered for next year’s list.

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  • Gary

    Please don’t attack me for my question.
    I just want an honest answer.
    I am all for having things aimed at certain groups of people in society, and take no exception to black enterprise or BET ect, but why is it we can have these things and be accepted by society, also have car insurance companies aimed at women that is accepted. But if a TV channel or magazine aimed at just white people or insurance companies aimed at just men its wrong?
    If it happens it promoting racial hatred or discriminating against women, but on the other foot its ok and not challenged.
    Now i know discrimination exists and needs to stop, there is no room in modern society for this but surely things like this do not help matters.

    Again this is not an attack i just want your opinion on the matter.

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  • Anonymous

    @ Gary,

    The reason for lists like this is to shine a light on these individuals and there accomplishments not only to help promote them but also so that your people of color have these examples to look to even if there don’t see them in there direct circle of influence. My mother was in medicine and my father was in construction when i went to college i was very interested in business finance specifically but it was hard becaue I met Black accountants but no financiers. I started reading BE and there lists showing me that there were infact Black financiers was motivating to me. When I interned at UBS and SmithBarney I was the only plack person in my internship and later analyst class. The BE lists and article did and still does provide me with valuable information for my career. I am a mentor for a “inner city” high school and we bought all of the mentees memeberships to BE and many of them are surprised by what they read, it provides them real world example of Black people who are doing well who ae professionals who are not in entertainment and those who are behind the senses. Not having some if these experiences I can understand the confusion and not truly being able to relate. What I would say it that BE is not trying to take away from anything any one else has to offer but rather to make people aware of things that are not covered in the traditional news outlets. Ask yourself if not for this list would you have known about any of these firms there services and how vital they are to the economic system as a whole? If you can say yes than fantastic, but at a point in my life I couldn’t and I was very happy that BE was there because even inspite of the major issues in finance I wouldn’t want to do anything else and I am not sure it would have happened with have happened without my parents and BE.

    • Darren

      Being a mentor is the most selfless and admirable thing any person can do with their time. Having a role model to look up to, a respectable adult who gets to know you and tells you that you can be successful, is such a tremendous help to any person. Words of encouragement put doubts to rest in the minds of young people — and despite the show of confidence they may put on, the doubts are in their minds. It is so hard to escape the cycle of poverty. It’s not impossible, however, with the right sort of encouragement just as you’re providing! God Bless!

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  • WALTER WEBB

    HERE IS ANOTHER NAME WHICH SHOULD BE ADDED TO WITH THE 75 MOST POWERFUL BLACKS ON WALL STREET. ISAAC H. GREEN IS THE CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER AND PORTFOLIO MANAGER OF PIEDMONT INVESTMENT ADVISORS IN DURHAM
    NORTH CAROLINA. THEIR GOAL IS TO CONTINUOUSLY GENERATE REVENUE THROUGH MACRO STRATEGY, QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, FUNDALMENTAL RESEARCH, AND RISK CONTROL. CURRENTLY PIEDMONT ADVISORS MANAGE 3.3 BILLION IN ASSETS AS OF
    NOVEMBER 30, 2011.
    THE PIEDMONT REFLECTS ITS NORTH CAROLINA INVESTMENT LANDSCAPE AND GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION. ITS SOUTHERN LOCATION HAS BROUGHT ABOUT NORTHERN FINANCIAL PROPERITY INK. THERE ARE MANY QUATERLY CYCLES OF BEING IN THE
    BLACK. PIEDMONT’S DURHAM-RALEIGH-CHAPEL HILL LOCATION GIVES THEM ACCESS TO SOME OF THE MOST BOUNTIFUL TECHNOLOGY WEALTH COMING OUT OF NATIONALY
    KNOWN RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA. THIS AREA IS CONSIDERED THE SOUTH VERSION OF SILICON VALLEY. HOSTING COMPANIES LIKE BIG BLUE’S IBM (IBM), PHARMACEUTICAL GIANT GLAXO SMITHKLINE (GSK), COMPUTER BLUE CHIP LENOVA (LNVGY), AND ICAGEN WHICH IS NOW PART OF PFIZER (PFE) GLOBAL PHARMA-TECHNOLOGY GROUP. THESE AND MANY MORE COMPANIES IN THIS RTP AREA OF THE CAROLINAS OFFER PIEDMONT VAST ARRAY OF TECHNOLOGY CLIENTS.
    THE COMPANIES CLIENTS ARE WELL EDUCATED FROM THE LOCAT UNIVERSITIES OF NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY WHO IS A BIG SUPPORTER OF ICAGEN’S SICKLE CELL PROGRAM. DUKE UNIVERSITY’S NATIONALY RANK HOSPITAL HAS SUPPORTED MANY OF THE COMPANIES COMING OUT OF THE RTP AREA. THE STATE CAPITAL IN RALEIGH HAS GIVEN NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY A TOP 5 TIER RANKING IN VETERNARIAN MEDICINE. AND CHAPEL HILL’S UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA HAS ADDED AN HILLSBOUROUGH, NC ANNEXATION TO ITS HOSPITAL UNIT FOR JOINT VENTURES WITH THE RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK.
    PIEDMONT CAN LOOK FORWARD TO THE POSSIBILITIES OF RECORD BREAKING QUARTERS IN THEIR PERFORMANCE OF EQUITY, STRATEGIES, AND MUTUAL FUNDS.
    I BELIEVE WALL STREET WILL BE ITS FUTURE REWARD FOR THEIR CURRENT HARD WORKING EFFORS.

  • Benjamin Ali Muhammad

    fuck these niggers..they did not accomplish anything without the help of white people, period. What’s to brag about there, if Black is all that, huh? Now for the real heroes, let’s look at the world’s top ten wall street executives….all white. Please get a life in another world, jungle bunnies. Try swimming or ballet or astronomy, or tap dancing, or boot licking…ya know something you’re cut out for. You niggahs are living a lie. there is no hope for you in america…for real. you’ll never recover from your lives as slaves in america, so forgetaboutit. Just continue your lives of crime so we can shoot your fleeing asses on sight and be rid of you one by one. You bastards would have been better off if you had died when you were babies. for real. think about it. just saying.

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    • Ajeng

      man lol this faggot dont even know sichan and shoiab are friends out of the field. when they are not saying anything bad agaisnt each other who is he? plus shoiab has got sichan out many times . the game is pretty much even between the two .

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    • Udaya

      I am realy beginning to spesuct only do so, because they are too pussy to correctly blame niggers and their Jew zoo-keepers for the bedlam that passes for normalcy these days. Hate the enemy in front of you. Don’t look for new ones where there aren’t any.What kind of WHITE MAN would want to blame our problems on niggers and jews? Are you KIDDING? Niggers and Jews are irrelevant. Any problems we have are our own.at the risk of sounding like a 1960?s university commie scumbag, I really don’t give a shit anymore. Pfft. Your boss should hire me, I’m a far better propagandist than you losers.

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  • junesse.blake@ymail.com

    wall street is in New York, but offers jobs nationwide and worldwide. yet i had to found the memo about Wall Street and what it does myself. i think Wall Street needs to kick the truth to the young black youth itself not myself.

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  • YoungTrader

    I can’t say how inspiring this list is for a young person of African American trader that is the single colorful face on my trading floor. I wish this list got more publicity. People truly need to see this. I can only hope to one day join the ranks.

  • Cassaundra Bernardez

    This article is wonderful! I am an African American woman that is entering the finance industry and has constantly had second thoughts regarding my career because Wall Street is known to be over powered by Caucasian males. Traveling down this path without a mentor or an idol that has faced this issue is difficult and finding a mentor who has the time (especially in this industry) to extend their knowledge to a young adult in my area is like winning the lottery- possible, but the chances are slim to none. I guess what I’m trying to say is THANK YOU BLACK ENTERPRISE for keeping my dream and a thousand others afloat by illustrating that it is possible to reach the top regardless of one’s pigment. Hope to be a part of this list in the future!

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