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Hope Knight

Hope Knight is Chief Operating Officer of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), responsible for the day-to-day operations. UMEZ is a not-for-profit organization charged with deploying public funds, tax incentives and other financial products to stimulate private investment. Prior to her current role, Ms. Knight was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley in the Institutional…
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Jabari Magnus

Jabari Magnus, CFA, Managing Director, is the Head of West Coast Analytics at BlackRock and a founding chair of BlackRock’s MultiCultural Network. Day-to-day, Mr. Magnus and his team design solutions to help portfolio managers, client teams and business units make informed decisions to adapt to the markets and products they manage. He also partners with…
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Lisa Opoku

Lisa Opoku is the Chief Operating Officer for the Securities Division in Asia Pacific. She is a member of the Women’s Network and the Firmwide Black Network. Lisa joined Goldman Sachs in 2004 as an attorney in the Legal Department and was hired in 2005 to become the COO for the Fixed Income, Currency and…
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Michael Pickrum

Michael Pickrum is Chief Financial Officer of BET Networks, a leading provider of entertainment for the African-American audience and consumers of Black culture globally. As Chief Financial Officer, Michael is responsible for managing the financial operations for BET Networks and plays a strategic role in the overall management of the company. Prior to becoming Chief…
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Sháka Rasheed

Sháka Rasheed is Managing Director and Head of Alternative Investments - Americas at Lazard Asset Management. He leads the sales efforts for Alternative Investment strategies in addition to identifying and seeding promising hedge funds onto Lazard’s platform. Prior to joining Lazard in 2013, Sháka was a Director in the Global Distribution group at Citadel Asset…
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Marcos Torres

Marcos Torres is a Managing Director and head of RBC Capital Markets’ Broadcasting investment banking franchise. Mr. Torres joined RBC in 2012. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Torres worked at JPMorgan in various investment banking disciplines, including leveraged finance, M&A, and client coverage.  In 2005, Mr. Torres joined NBCU and worked closely with NBCU's CEO and…
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