James Reynolds

Company: Loop Capital Markets, LLC

Position: Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO

Industry: Financial Services

Country: United States

James Reynolds Jr. (Jim) co-founded Loop Capital Markets, LLC in 1997 with the objective, as he puts it, “not to reinvent the business but to bring a new level of sensitivity to what each individual client needs.”

Mr. Reynolds, who is responsible for all investment banking, trading and institutional sales activity at the firm, has worked in the financial services industry for more than 21 years. Early in his career he served as Assistant Vice President at Smith Barney in municipal sales where he sold tax-exempt securities to a broad base of institutional investors. He also led sales in the Corporate and Institutional Client Group at Merrill Lynch where he managed the municipal sales team responsible for the distribution of all tax-exempt products to institutions in the Midwest. In addition, he established and headed the Midwest Municipal Bond Sales desk at PaineWebber in Chicago.

In 1997, Mr. Reynolds collaborated with Albert Grace to form Loop Capital Markets, LLC. Since its inception he has been dedicated to establishing a standard of uncompromising excellence in service and execution, and to creating a team comprised of only the highest quality professionals.

Beyond LCM, Mr. Reynolds serves as a board member of: The Lincoln Academy of Illinois, Chicago State University, University of Chicago Hospitals, University of Chicago Laboratory School, Chicago Zoological Society, Chicago Historical Society, Scholarship Chicago, and treasurer for the Chicago Urban League. He is also Immediate Past President for the Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, an influential organization of African-American business leaders in Chicago. In addition, he serves on the Dean's Advisory Board of Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Mr. Reynolds holds a Masters of Management in Finance from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the AIMR in 1991, and holds series 3, 7, 24, 53 and 63 licenses.

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