Archive | March 2020


Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) friends, this Quarantine thing is different! Eh?

However, we know you all are turning “lemons into lemonade”! Alchemy. Faith.

Below are some Financial Services LEADER TALK points noted that you might find useful in your practice, community or company.(How does apply to me? How can this affect my unit? How can I use this to help my clients/ family/ community).

And we know you are staying calm, hydrated, eating clean,  being informed and being proactive…






The Friday music over here…


Walter Brown Jr. DE

International President 2013-2015



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See you at the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank September 23-26, 2020! RSVP now!












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.


National Association of Black MBAs, National Association of Black Accountants, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, 100 Black men, National Medical Society, National Bar Association, US Black Chamber of Commerce, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, American Bankers Association, Financial Planning Association, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst Associates), NESBY, Urban League, NAACP, Operation Hope, , ALPFA, BDPA, National Sales Network, NOBLE, Blacks in Government, National Association of Black Journalists, Federal Reserve Bank, Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation, Chicago Board of Trade, Discover Financial Services, US Bank, Bank of America, Wells Fargo Bank, AON Insurance, Morningstar, Ariel Investments, Northern Trust, BMO Harris Bank, The Commercial Club of Chicago, City Club of Chicago, Comerica, Citibank, State Farm, Chicago Exchange, Prudential, JP Morgan Chase, Fifth Third, GE Financial, HSBC, Mastercard Worldwide, FDIC, SEC, OCC, NCUA, OMWI, emerging market, Illinois Department of Insurance, US Treasury, Currency trade, Securities markets, Insurance, Investment Banking, credit card services, mortgage, deposit and checking accounts, accounting, information technology, government relations, transaction services, crowd funding, non bank, hedge funds, networking, career, employment, training, volunteer, community service, financial literacy, empowerment, survey, talent, recruit, business, sales, service, youth mentoring, mentoring, african american, nareb, Quad A, Management, crowd funding, startups, insurance, investments, finance, venture capital, sales, crowd sourcing


COVID19 and challenged property owners cash strategies.







DVC Students are EVERYWHERE! Diane is raving about how informative the Digital Marketing Class taught by Professor Martha Laham is! Great to see! 🔥




Throwback Thursdays. This is Walter at the Federal Reserve Bank at St. Louis lecturing regarding Mortgage Backed Securities. By the way, if you have never had BBQ in St. Louis, it is amazing, check them out!