Diversity and inclusion (D&I) continues to be a central tenet of Loop Capital Markets. Loop Capital Markets Founder and CEO Jim Reynolds recently hosted a lively discussion during our 2023 Investor Conference with female executives who were able to “break the glass ceiling” and attain the highest levels of success in Corporate America. Panelists included:
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) continues to be a central tenet of Loop Capital Markets. Please join us for a lively discussion on Monday, March 13 at 11 AM EST with female executives who were able to “break the glass ceiling” and attain the highest levels of success in Corporate America, hosted by Loop Capital Markets founder and CEO Jim Reynolds. Panelists will include:
The following is the panel link: https://tinyurl.com/yckjxtdc. Sponsored by Bloomberg.
We are excited to be hosting our 4th Annual Loop Capital Markets Investor Conference March 13th (virtual) and March 14th (at the Lotte Palace Hotel in NYC). We expect to host 200+ companies for 1x1s and group meetings. There will also be five panel presentations. Please contact your Loop representative for additional information.
Loop Capital Chairman & CEO Jim Reynolds recently sat down with BNY Mellon Managing Director, Tonia Bottoms to discuss how both firms are able to impact minority communities and grow their businesses together.
In the second quarter of 2022, BNY Mellon issued $1.7 billion of senior medium-term notes with Loop Capital as one of three minority-owned financial institutions acting as joint lead bookrunners. Loop Capital’s deep expertise and knowledge of complex debt resulted in BNY Mellon selecting the firm as a joint lead bookrunner on a significant bond issuance.
“I’m very happy and proud to have BNY Mellon as a partner,” said Reynolds. “You’re going to see us changing the landscape in society. I think we’ll be doing a lot of that together.”
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Loop Capital Chairman and CEO Jim Reynolds was recently interviewed by CNBC for a special feature on the significance of Black History Month for all Americans.
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Loop Capital is proud to celebrate Black History Month. This month, we recognize the accomplishments of Black individuals who have paved the way for those following in their footsteps.
When University of Chicago alum Carter G. Woodson founded Negro History Week (NHW) in 1926, now the inspiration for Black History Month, he saw it as a way to provide a space and resources to critically educate students about their history. Today, when Black and Brown men and women enter the workforce, the playing field is anything but level. That is why 23 out of Loop Capital’s 24-year existence, the firm has offered an internship program, which by and large, gives Black and Brown students a chance to immerse themselves in an environment centered around the global economy.
Jim Reynolds, Jr., Chairman & CEO of Loop Capital, believes this work doesn’t stop at Loop Capital. Rather, it extends to and includes the time and resources corporate America puts forth to help bridge the gap and support the continuation and expansion of educating communities and providing opportunities.
CHICAGO, November 2, 2022 – Loop Capital, LLC today announced its acquisition of Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors’ (“Smith Graham”) fixed income investment management assets effective November 1, 2022.
Loop Capital, LLC purchased $3.4 billion fixed income assets under management from Smith Graham. The acquisition will bring Loop Capital’s subsidiary, Loop Capital Asset Management‘s (LCAM), total assets under management to nearly $10 billion and increases the number of investment management professionals servicing its clients to over 30 employees.
The transaction with Smith Graham is Loop Capital’s second in the asset management space, having acquired the U.S. fixed income business from the BMO Global Asset Management earlier in the year.
“At Loop Capital, we view market volatility as an attractive opportunity to increase the number of solutions we offer our clients and partners.” said Jim Reynolds, Chairman and CEO of Loop Capital. “Asset management is a strategic growth engine for Loop, and this transaction increases our scale, while also enhancing the fixed income solutions, particularly in the area of liquidity solutions,” said Reynolds. Gerald Smith, Chairman of Smith Graham added, “The combination of our two asset management teams creates a tier-one fixed income solutions provider, managing assets across the entire fixed income spectrum– from cash management to LDI strategies.”
As Loop Capital looks to its future in asset management, the company does not rule out further engagement with external talent, despite the volatile markets. Scott Kimball, CIO of LCAM added, “For our team, Loop Capital provides us with an entrepreneurial partner whose investment into asset management is just ramping up at a time many are looking to scale back.” Adam Phillips, Head of Business Development for LCAM concurred, “In markets like the one we’re currently experiencing, a growth mindset is critical as we continue to invest in our team and extend our investment process into new and exciting strategies and vehicles.”
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Our very own, Sidney Dillard, was invited to participate, along with Verizon Senior Vice President and treasurer, Scott Krohn, and Vice President and Assistant Treasurer, Suzanne Ferrara-Mora, in “Up To Speed,” Verizon’s internal communications platform for employees where a variety of topics are covered daily. This segment focused on how Verizon is helping to bring diversity and inclusion to the world of finance.
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On April 15th, The Atlantic provided a progress report and hosted a forum on the “State of the Black Community.” Loop Capital Markets client, Allstate, was an underwriter of the event and invited Sidney Dillard to be interviewed by Mario Rizzo, Allstate Chief Financial Officer to discuss Allstate‘s ground breaking $1.2 billion November 2020 bond transaction where the company utilized an all diverse-owned investment banking syndicate.
“I have found it so amazingly easy to recruit minority candidates — African American, women — and promote them very easily because I focus on talent,” Loop Capital’s Jim Reynolds said on CNBC’s “Halftime Report.”