Archive | April 2014

Career/ job fair hundreds of openings.


Job Openings – April 29, 2014
Job Openings: CDFI Bond Guarantee Program
Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.
Senior Financial Analyst (Portfolio and Loan Monitoring Lead)
Senior Financial Analyst (Compliance Lead)
Senior Credit and Risk Management Analyst

CDFI Fund, US Department of the Treasury · 601 13th St · Washington, DC 20005· 800-439-1420


Urban Financial Services Coalition 8th Annual Strategic Economic Summit was electrifying… Congrats President Jasper Smith, VP Steven Moore and San Francisco Bay Area Chapter team!!

Urban Financial Services Coalition 8th Annual Strategic Economic Summit was electrifying… fabulous networking and information exchange…Congrats President Jasper Smith, VP Steven Moore and San Francisco Bay Area Chapter team!!









5/1: “Study the past if you would define the future.” ― Confucius

May 1, 2014! Mr. Harold Ford, Jr., Former U.S. Congressman & Current Managing Director & Senior Client Relationship Manager
Theme: “Financial Services and the Political Landscape”

Please attend the impactful and insightful “View from the top” Teleconference sponsored by Kansas City Chapter of Urban Financial Services Coalition!
May 1, 2014 NOON Central Standard Time


Multi Billion Dollar Discussion and mixer 4/25/14…

Urban Financial Services Coalition Mission since 1974:
To be the pre-eminent financial services organization that provides professional development programs, supports educational advancement and promotes economic empowerment for its members and minority communities at large.

4/25/14- Confirmed Panelists:

Gina Wolley, Executive Vice President, RBG Administration – Bank of the West

Andrew Bodisco, Senior Vice President, Group Manager East Bay/SF – Comerica Bank

Henry Williams, CEO – BJW Insurance Services, Vice Chair – CA Earthquake Insurance Authority

Rey Arellano, CPA, CEO – Arellano & Company, Advisory Board Member California Society of CPAs

Deborah Taylor, Senior Vice President- Union Bank

-Urban Financial Services Coalition
San Francisco Bay Area Chapter
8th Annual Economic Strategic Summit

FRIDAY, April 25th, 2014
5:30PM- 8:30PM

Location: Union Bank Museum, 400 California Street, SF, CA 94104

Hot Topics areas include:
Economic outlook for 2014, National & Local strong and weak sectors to watch
Top impact areas to manage for the career professional and the entrepreneur





Manager or employee, update your strategy June 5-7!

Hello friends! Please send this to all your contacts!

…If you are a manager or an employee, update your strategy… Share in confidential real world strategic planning conversations for your company strategy or personal career strategy! Dr. Diana J. Wong is bringing a very incisive and expansive Human Resources/ Employment agenda for you to the 40th International Urban Financial Services Coalition Economic Summit June 5-7!

RSVP now. See you in Chicago!
…Bring 3 or 4 friends!

Agenda at




Friends: *It’s on YOU to pass the word to your chapter and network today!

“A company does not owe employees PERMANENT employment…” – per Chase Bank’s CEO Jamie Dimon speaking at Harvard University.

For professional, profitable success, employees OWE themselves lifelong learning, continuous improvement and a strong, diversified, expanding PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL network inside and outside their company.

View Dimons’ comments at

Please bring your friends to Chicago June 5-7, 2014 for game changing strategies and networking…

Powerful Urban Financial Services Coalition professional agenda planned-


Again… *It’s on YOU to confidently bring your chapter, friends and network to the UFSC Summit!

Much love,

Walter Brown, Jr.
International President
Urban Financial Services Coalition
1200 G Street, NW – Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 289-8335
(925) 698-3884 – cell

To ensure the full and equitable participation of people of color at all levels in the financial services industry.

To be the pre-eminent financial services organization that provides professional development programs, supports educational advancement and promotes economic empowerment for its members and minority communities at large.


Financial Services Regulatory

Current financial industry regulation changes with Dodd – Frank… a viewpoint.

Hedge Fund News From HedgeCo.Net

The Dodd-Frank Bill: Views From The Hedge Fund Industry
April 13, 2012 : Permanent Link

New York ( – New hedge fund research has emerged from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University in conjunction with hedge fund accounting and advisory firm EisnerAmper LLP., “The Dodd-Frank Bill – a Year and a Half Later: Views from the Hedge Fund Industry.”

Among the key findings, hedge fund managers reported that Dodd-Frank rules driving increased transparency while increasing investor demand for information have been broadly positive for the industry. Due diligence process, risk management procedures and reporting requirements all have increased investor acceptance of hedge funds, allowing them to become increasingly mainstream investment vehicles for institutional and individual investors.

Large firms, in particular, seemed to welcome the additional scrutiny, with large majorities favoring SEC registration, the European Passport and a majority backing supervision from the Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank.

“Managers view registration with the SEC as a cost of doing business,” said Nicholas Tsafos, partner in accounting firm EisnerAmper. “It makes investors more comfortable with hedge fund investing.”

Other significant findings include:
• Managers expect their operational cost will rise due to increased costs of the regulations found in the Dodd-Frank bill
• Pending European Union (EU) regulation may limit remuneration (73% of small fund managers agreed, while 50% of large fund managers did)
• Large (63.2%) and small (78.1%) fund managers expect that new provisions would harm U.S. competitiveness
• Very few managers felt that the Federal Stability Oversight Committee (FSOC) would be able to tame systemic risk in the financial system (only 11.1% of large funds and 10.5% of small funds agreed)
• The Report makes several concluding statements regarding the impact of Dodd-Frank including the realization that the ramifications of the proposed reforms are not yet clear eighteen months after passage of the Act, with many of the more than 400 rules not yet finalized. Anoop Rai, a professor at the Zarb School, and one of the principal authors of the Report, said that in fact this was “…reassuring, as these are important rulings and should be made only after thorough discussions and vetting with all the affected parties.”

More than 40 senior managers from hedge funds and asset management firms were interviewed in depth by phone or via a detailed email survey. The interviews allowed for follow-up questioning to gain clarity and support the conclusions of the survey. Half of the respondents were from funds with assets under management (AUM) that exceeded $1 billion. The responding executives were at companies that covered activities including long-short funds, global-macro, fixed income, commodity, arbitrage, event-driven and sector specific strategies. The full report can be seen at the EisnerAmper website.


Are you coming to Chicago June 5-7?

…Hot world class information, hot world class contacts and … fun…

Urban Financial Services Coalition Annual International Summit
Event Agenda at

See you in Chicago…

Walter Brown, Jr. DE 🙂
International President