Albert R. Grace

By: Errol Mars
Company: Loop Capital Markets, LLC Position: Co-Founder and President Industry: Financial Services Country: United States

Albert R. Grace Jr. (Al) co-founded Loop Capital Markets in 1997 with the aim to create a firm that would be, in his words, “a provider of creative capital solutions – an unusually resourceful partner who will find ways to ‘make it happen’.”

Mr. Grace, who is responsible for the equity trading division at Loop Capital Markets, has over 25 years of experience in the capital markets, money management and law. Before the formation of Loop Capital Markets, he was Vice President at the Northern Trust Company. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Selected Financial Services, an investment advisory and broker/dealer subsidiary of Kemper Corporation. Previously, Mr. Grace was legal counsel to the investment and trading departments of Kemper Financial Services, Inc., CIGNA Corporation and American Express Financial Services, Inc. specializing in securities and commodities law.

Since co-founding Loop Capital Markets, LLC in 1997, along with James Reynolds, Mr. Grace has promoted the vision of creating an uncompromising standard of excellence in a more responsive, client-focused firm comprised of some of the most capable and experienced professionals in the industry.

Mr. Grace serves on the boards of Chicago Communities in the Schools, where he is Chairman of the Program Committee; Chicago United, where he serves as Secretary of the organization and a member of its Executive Committee; and the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse Foundation. He is also a member of the Securities Industry Association's National Institutional Brokerage Committee.

Mr. Grace holds a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a Bachelor of Science in History from the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. He completed additional study at the University of Hartford and the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business. His licenses include Series 3, 6, 7, 24, 26, 27, 55 and 63.

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