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Show Host: Lauren Foster

Producer: Mitchell Forst 

Jan 27, 2021

In this episode #447, Troy Prince founder of Wall Street Bound discusses how his organization is creating pathways of success for urban youth through careers in finance, despite the many challenges they often face.

Episode Transcript:

Topics discussed:

1:23 – Background about yourself and Wall Street Bound
3:34 – Inner city youth: what are the biggest roadblocks that keep them from finding positions within investment management?
5:30 – Diversity: how do we get employers and investment management to value this underserved part of the talent pool?
7:06 – Stories or examples on how have you been able to help these young people and get them positions within investment management?
9:39 – Credentialing: Ways you have helped your students get credentialing to move into investment management.
11:49 – Current status of diversity in the industry
15:53 – Hiring people from diverse backgrounds: What do employers do to find talent, valuable talent in the inner city?
17:52 – Skills that you are recommending helping students and/or young people so they can better compete for positions in the industry?
23:43 – How would you like to see the investment management industry evolve over the next 5 to 10 years? And what do you think they should focus on first?
26:37– What is the best way to find good inner-city talent?

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