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The Skanner News
Published: 22 September 2019

A pioneering black-owned and student-run financial company will bring together students from across the country at a conference in New York City.

BLK Capital Management will host their 2019 National Fall Conference in New York City on Friday September 27 at the Bank of America Tower and Saturday September 28 at Morgan Stanley.

The unique company was founded by CEO Angel Onuoha in 2017 when he was a freshman at Harvard College.

Onuoha’s goal was to launch a hedge fund, legally incorporated as a nonprofit organization, that offered young African American adults opportunities to learn about investment management, giving them a real-time education while they dive head-first into managing an invested pool of money.

BLK Capital Management maintains more than 175 members from around 60 schools across the nation. Together the students manage a long/short equity fund that invests capital across the globe, seeking to excel in the financial marketplace and outperform industry standards.

The conference will feature networking seminars, diversity panels and speakers from the company’s sponsors. Confirmed speakers include Erika Irish-Brown, the chief diversity officer at Goldman Sachs and George Van Amson, managing director at Morgan Stanley.

The conference will wind up with a stock pitch competition. Winners will be honored before the closing ceremony on Saturday, September 27th.

Angel Onuoha said, "The annual BLK Fall Conference is one of our marquee events of the year, allowing students from all over the country to meet one another in-person and network with our list of corporate sponsors who are passionate about increasing diversity in the workforce.” 

“Personally, it is truly special because it is where you get to see firsthand the power of diverse talent."

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