in terms of total dollar amount of managed assets derived from equities, fixed-income and tax-exempt investments, and cash for the calendar year. In addition to receiving surveys from these companies, we consulted the federal and state regulatory agencies and industry associations. All firms on our list must be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and have made an annual filing of their assets under management with the SEC at the time of publication.
[B.E. Private Equity Firms]
A private equity firm must be at least 51% black-owned and have been fully operational for the previous calendar year. The leading 10 firms on our list include those that manage funds making equity investments in, and/or providing financing for, established and start-up companies. These investments are made on behalf of the firm and their individual and institutional investors. A firm’s financial status is measured in terms of total capital under management for the calendar year. Additional information provided to BE includes a firm’s total number of funds as well as its portfolio companies. In addition to receiving surveys from these companies, we consulted regulatory agencies and industry associations.
As indicated, BLACK ENTERPRISE consulted industry analysts and other sources to verify the information contained in the lists. Companies that may have previously appeared on the BE 100S but have been excluded this year are either no longer black-owned or their financial status has dropped below the minimum threshold to make any of the lists.
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FINANCIAL SERVICES SUMMARIES
|Top 25 Banks||2003||2002||% Change|
|Number of Employees||2,065||2,051||0.68%|
|Top 10 Private Equity Firms||2003||2002||% Change|
|Number of Employees||94||87||8.05%|
|Capital Under Management*||2,959.00||2,934.50||0.83%|
|Number of Funds||27||26||3.85%|
|Total No. of Portfolio Companies||163||176||-7.39%|
|Top 15 Asset Management Firms||2003||2002||% Change|
|Number of Employees||328||306||7.19%|
|Assets Under Management*||$59.6||$43.7||36.24%|
|Top 10 Investment Banksâ€¡||2003|
|Number of Employees||510|
*IN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, TO THE NEAREST THOUSAND. AS OF DEC. 31, 2003. â€ IN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO THE NEAREST MILLION. AS DEC. 31, 2003. â€¡Used Thomson financial securities data as a measurement. PREPARED BY B.E. RESEARCH.
B.E. INSURANCE COMPANIES