Black Firm Earns Distinction on Wall Street

January 14, 2011  |  

(San Francisco Chronicle) — “I’ve been striving for this for 15 years,” said Napoleon Brandford, founder and chairman of Oakland’s Siebert Brandford Shank & Co.  It’s the first minority-owned firm of its kind in Wall Street history to be ranked among the top 10 municipal bond underwriters, according to The Bond Buyer, the leading public finance trade publication. Based on numbers compiled by Thomson Reuters, the firm participated in public financings with a total value of $100.9 billion, according to Bond Buyer. Citing its lead manager role in $9.14 billion worth of municipal bonds during 2010, Bond Buyer ranked Siebert Brandford Shank eighth, and “the fastest-growing in the underwriting tables.”

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