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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