Areas of Expertise
Financial and investment advisory services to governments, governmental entities and pension plans.
Les Bond started Columbia Capital in 1996 as a financial advisory firm to assist governments in the issuance of debt, and for the development of treasury investment policies and cash management procedures. The firm branched out to become the investment manager for more than $1 billion of public funds. To build on this success, Bond started Attucks Asset Management, LLC. Headquartered in Chicago, Attucks is an investment management firm that specializes in offering manager-of-managers programs to pension funds that focus on developing minority and woman-owned asset managers.
Les Bond began his career as a corporate attorney at King & Spalding in Atlanta more than 20 years ago. He left the practice of law after 7 years and began a career in government working in Chicago for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority and subsequently for the City of St. Louis. After working as an investment banker for George K. Baum and Co. he started Columbia Capital which is now the top ranking public financial advisory firm in the states of Missouri and Kansas.
MM, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University / JD, Northwestern University School of Law (Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology) / A.B., Princeton University (Woodrow Wilson Scholar)
New America Alliance / National Association of Securities Professionals / Sherwood Forest Camp for Inner-City Youth / Marshall Faulk Foundation
Bond is a member of the State Bar Associations of Illinois and Georgia. Columbia Capital and Attucks Asset Management are registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as Investment Advisors
Leslie Bond, Jr.
Senior Managing Director
Financial and investment advisory services
321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654