3. SBK-Brooks Investment Corp.

SBK-Brooks Investment Corp., is the largest black-owned investment bank in the Midwest. The firm specializes in investment banking, institutional sales and trading, bond underwriting as well as broker/dealer financial services. With more than sixteen years experience in the investment banking industry, the Cleveland-firm is a licensed broker/dealer in twenty states.

The company’s client base includes corporate and institutional organizations such as AT&T, Barclays Global Investors, Fidelity Investments, the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and Office Max among others.

The firm currently operates six offices across the country including Chicago, Houston, Detroit, New York, Indianapolis and Atlanta.