Black on Wall Street: Slow progress in building the numbers

New York (AFP) – In a more than two-decade run in finance across five countries, Troy Prince came across just one other Black person on a trading desk. In 2018, he founded Wall Street Bound because “after 20-plus years, I felt something has to be done, because it’s not changing,” Prince said in an interview. The non-profit trains young talent from underrepresented populations on the combination of “hard” number-crunching competencies and “soft” skills on corporate culture to help them navigate Wall Street. “Of course, no one will overtly say trading desks are reserved for white men,” Prince to…

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