75 Most Powerful Blacks on Wall Street

Whether they're in investment banking, sales and trading, asset management, or private equity, these power players move the financial markets

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Eddie C. Brown. Founder & President. Brown Capital Management Inc. Baltimore, MD . Age: 65. Bottom Line: Regarded as an eminent stock picker, Brown still assists as a portfolio manager and analyst. Some 90% of the company’s $2.7 billion in assets under management are managed on behalf of separate client accounts. Brown’s Small Company Fund reflects a 9.81% total return performance, which more than doubles the benchmark Russell 2000 Growth Index’s return of 4.12%. A leading philanthropist, Brown and his wife created The Eddie C. & C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation, raising and donating more than $1 million toward education.

Lloyd Campbell. Managing Director. Rothschild Inc. New York, NY. Age: 48. Bottom Line: This son of a Tuskegee Airman is flying high. Not only does Campbell chair the Compensation and Promotion Committee for the North America division, he raises institutional capital for Five Arrows, the firm’s merchant banking arm. Outside of Wall Street, Campbell is making an impact as chairman and founder of Pride First Corp., a nonprofit organization committed to improving education among New York City youth.

Michelle Collins. Co-Founder, Managing Director & Operating Partner. Svoboda, Collins L.L.C. Chicago, IL.o Age: 46 Bottom Line: Collins is the co-founder of the private equity firm with $200 million of committed capital invested in 11 companies in areas such as value-added distribution, business services, and consumer products, including Cigars International Inc. and Coffee Bean International. SC invests in leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth equity opportunities. Collins co-leads the firm’s staff of eight professionals who target companies which typically have $10 million to $100 million in revenues.

Edith Cooper. Managing Director, Head of North American Hedge Fund Distribution, Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities. Goldman Sachs & Co. New York, NYAge: 44. Bottom Line: Cooper was named a managing director at Goldman Sachs just two years after she joined the financial giant in 1996. As managing director and head of the North American Hedge Fund Distribution, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, Cooper is responsible for the company’s hedge fund initiatives in the securities division. She previously served as co-head of the firm’s commodity business for Europe and Asia before being tapped to head Goldman Sachs’ global futures business.

Michael L. Davis. Managing Director,Western Region. JPMorgan Asset Management. New York, NYAge: 40. Bottom Line: Davis is one of the most senior members of JPMorgan Asset Management’s institutional business, where he oversees a team of 20 professionals in Dallas, San Francisco, and Chicago. The team is responsible for $42 billion in institutional client assets. Davis’ team handles more than 350 client relationships, many of the largest multinational corporations and some of the largest public funds in the United States. The prominent asset manager has been actively involved in diversity efforts within the firm and across the broader community through such groups as Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Troy Dixon. Managing Director & Head of Pass-Through Mortgage Trading. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. New York, NYAge: 34
Bottom Line: In March 2006, Deutsche Bank wooed the industry expert and 10-year veteran in

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  • Debbie Autrey

    I would like a copy of this issue. Please lmk how I can do that75 most powerful men on wall street—2006

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  • Walter Webb

    BLACK WALL STREET HAS EVOLVED FROM ITS RICH HISTORIC BEGINNING IN DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, HARLEM, NEW YORK, AND OKLAHOMA. THESE STATES REPRESENT A FEW OF THE MANY WHICH HAS LEAD A NATIONAL MOVEMENT TO PUT AFRICAN AMERICANS CEO’S AND BUSINESS LEADERS TO THE FOREFRONT OF NATIONAL WALL STREET. CEO’S HAVE GONE FROM RUNNING AFRICAN AMERICAN COMPANIES TO MAKING HISTORY AS CEO’S IN NON-BLACK COMPANIES.
    COMPANIES RECOGNIZED IN THE HISTORY OF BLACK WALL STREET IN MENCHANICS&FARMERS BANK/NORTH CAROLINA MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE (MFBP). COMBINED THESE TWO COMPANIES BROUGHT NATIONAL BLACK LEADER RECOGNIZATION TO NORTH CAROLINA’S DURHAM PARRISH STREET. FURTHER NORTH IN NEW YORK HAS CARVER BANK (CARV) HAS BEEN A PIONEER OF THE FAMED HARLEM RENAISSANCE
    MOVEMENT. THE MEDIA HAS BEEN A MAJOR FORUM OF EXPRESSION TO THE AFRICAN AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD. AND RADIO-ONE (ROIAK) PROGRAMMING OF RADIO AND TELEVISION HAS KEPT MANY BLACK HOUSEHOLDS IN THE CURRENT KNOW.
    REAL ESTATE AND LAND SECURITY WAS A MAJOR CONCERN FOR BLACKS EXPRESSING OWNERSHIP. AND ALONG WITH THE BLESSING OF THE BLACK BANKS HAS LEAD TO AFRICAN AMERICAN REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT FROM COMPANIES LIKE FORMER BLACK ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION LEAD ROBERT L. JOHNSON. HE FOUNDED THE ROBERT L. JOHNSON HOTELS AND REAL ESTATE FUND (RLJ)WHICH MANY AFRICAN AMERICANS FEEL IS AN EXTENTION OF BLACK PROMISE LAND. INVESTING IN HIS COMPANY ALSO GIVES BLACKS A MINORITY STAKE (WHICH HE OWNS) IN THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL’S CHARLOTTE BOBCAT FRANCHISE.
    OKLAHOMA’S BLACK WALL ” GREENWOOD HAS PRODUCED A RICH HISTORY OF ENTREPRENEURS AND SPOKESPEOPLE LIKE JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN, FAME EDUCATOR AND TEACHER AT NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL AND DUKE UNIVERSITIES. MR. FRANKLIN HARD WORK AND DECICATION BROUGHT BELOVEMENT AND AS A RESULT A DUKE UNIVERSITY BUILDING WAS NAMED IN HIS HONOR.
    A NEW MOVEMENT HAS USHERED IN A NEW BREED OF BLACKS OF WALL STREET. THESE CEO’S HAVE MADE NATIONAL HISTORY AS LEADERS IN NON-BLACK BLUE CHIP COMPANIES LIKE AMERICAN EXPRESS (AXP) KENNETH CHENAULT. HIS LEADERSHIP GOES BACK TO THE NINETEEN HUNDREDS AS A LEADER IN THE WORLD OF GLOBAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS. AND MAKING HISTORY ALONG WITH HIM IN TWO THOUSAND IS XEROX’S (XRX) FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN CEO URSULA BURNS. MS. BURNS AND CATHAY HUGHES FROM RADION ONE HAVE PUT AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES TO THE FOREFRONT OF THE NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE-EURONEXT (NYX) WALL STREET. OTHERS INCLUDE RICHARD PARSON’S OF CITIGROUP (C). MR. PARSON COMPANY HAS BEEN A GLOBAL PLAYER IN THE WORLD OF FINANCE. AND HAS BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPORT HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES WITH STUDENT LOANS. BRINGING COMPETION FROM AFRICAN AMERICAN CEO STANLEY O’NEAL OF MERRIL LYNCH (BAC).
    WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO THESE AFRICAN AMERICANS AND INCREASINGLY MORE BECOMING A PART OF THE OLD AND NEW BREEDS OF WALL STREET.

    FREELANCE WRITER
    DURHAM, NC