What is BLK?
BLK Capital Management, Corp is a 100% black-owned and student run nonprofit that focuses on educating our members by exposing them to the field of active investment management. We accomplish this through real-time investing across the globe delivering absolute returns seeking to outperform industry standards. We hope to create life-long relationships between our members through education and mentorship.
How it all started
BLK Capital Management, Corp was founded in 2017 by three black members of Harvard and Princeton University who want to help change the culture of the financial services industry. The founding members who were apart of finance organizations on their respective campuses noticed that these organizations were largely missing black representation. As a result, they decided to create their own program that would promote the education of black students and allow students at renowned colleges across the nation to have the opportunity to learn about investing and careers in the financial services industry.
What makes us special
BLK Capital actively recruits and selects intelligent and motivated students from all around the nation to craft a small team of elite investors. As a prerequisite for selection, each member must go through a three-round, case-study interview process that highlights their passion for knowledge and ability to display leadership capabilities. Upon induction into the fund, each analyst participates in a rigorous education program that covers accounting, security selection and several valuation techniques. After successful completion of our education program, analysts have a final stock pitch competition in front of our professional mentors and can then begin to contribute investment ideas to the fund.
What we aim to do
As an organization, we strive to recruit the top talent from students across our participating schools and prepare them for a career in the financial services industry through mentorship, our extensive, six-month education program, and real-time active management of our long/short equity portfolio. In addition to cultivating our membership both academically and professionally, we promote community service through initiatives at each participating school to ensure that our members remain socially conscious.
ANGEL ONUOHA (CO-FOUNDER AND CEO)
Angel Onuoha is a senior at Harvard University studying economics and computer science. Outside of BLK, he is the founder of Zuvy, a mobile app that allows college students to create and request services for each other. Mr. Onuoha has spent summers in private equity and investment banking at The Blackstone Group
and Goldman Sachs.
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DREW TUCKER (CO-FOUNDER)
Drew Tucker is a current sophomore attending Harvard University studying Economics with a secondary concentration in African American Studies. He is originally from Wheatley Heights, Long Island. For the summer of 2017, he worked as a Financial Institutions Analyst at Crystal & Company, an Insurance Brokerage Firm in Manhattan, New York. During his time he focused on the risk analysis for many top tier private equity and investment funds. In his free time, Drew enjoys lifting weights and expanding the depth and variety of his music library.
MENELIK GRAHAM (CO-FOUNDER)
Menelik Graham is a current sophomore attending Princeton University studying International Affairs with a minor in Entrepreneurship. He is originally from Portmore, Jamaica, however he grew up in South and Central Florida for most of his life. For the summer '17, he worked as a summer analyst at GK Capital Management, an investment management firm in Kingston, Jamaica. He focused on equities on the Jamaican Stock Exchange (JSE). He hopes to continue working in finance and to explore the different divisions the field has to offer. Menelik loves to travel and watch soccer.