Wall Street Bound is Opening Diversity Doors in Investing

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The financial industry has a long, sad legacy of a lack of diversity and representation among communities of color, especially Black and Hispanic communities. The trading floors and office towers of the world’s biggest money managers are notably homogenous, and have not done enough to open career paths to these groups. College recruiting is abundant at Ivy League institutions and elite private universities, but rare at community colleges and state schools.Troy Prince, the founder of Wall Street Bound, a nonprofit organization based in New York City, has been trying to change that. Prince, a rare, Black, Wall St., veteran with over two decades of experience with U.S. and international investing firms, noted the lack of people who looked like him in the front offices of financial institutions. After working in Asia for the past several years, Prince returned to his native New York a few years ago to build the dream he had been been envisioning for the past 15 years.