ARIEL INVESTMENTS, LLC
Ariel Investments is a Chicago-based money management firm and mutual fund company that serves individual investors through its no-load mutual funds and manages separate accounts for institutional clients. Since its inception in 1983, Ariel has grown from 2 to 72 employees with $4.6 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2010.
ATTUCKS ASSET MANAGEMENT, LLC
Started as Columbia Capital in 1996, 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.
HOLLAND CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
Holland specializes in asset and portfolio management for corporations, endowments, foundations, public funds, Taft/Hartley, and high net worth individuals. Ms. Walker, who manages a team of research analysts, is responsible for the firm's portfolio strategy and execution. She has 27 years of financial services experience, including 20 years of investment management experience.
LOOP CAPITAL MARKETS, LLC.
Loop Capital Markets serves clients in public and corporate finance, taxable, tax-exempt and equity securities sales and trading. Loop Capital Markets is a firm comprised of experienced investment professionals who are accomplished alumni of some of the world's premier investment banks. Loop Capital Markets provides both equity and fixed income brokerage services exclusively to institutional investors. We trade equity, taxable and tax-exempt debt extensively with over 450 institutions including mutual funds, asset managers, insurance companies, corporations and governmental entities.
MITCHELL & TITUS LLP
The firm provides a wide range of services in the areas of auditing, taxes, general accounting and management consulting. Licensed to practice in Illinois, Indiana, Virginia, Missouri, and Wisconsin, the firm provides services to employee benefit plans for Fortune 500 corporations, commercial companies, governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, and school districts. In February of 2009, Hill Taylor, LLC combined its practice with Mitchell & Titus LLP, the largest minority-controlled accounting firm in the United States.
SEAWAY BANK and TRUST COMPANY
Established in 1965, Seaway Bank and Trust Company is one of the nation's largest Black-owned banks, with 10 locations and more than $516 million iin assets as of December 31, 2010. Our mission remains to help minority entrepreneurs obtain the financial assistance they need and to be responsive to the credit needs of the community. Seaway Bank is also a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) under the U.S. Department of the Treasury.