Jim Reynolds | American Banker

Jim Reynolds

CFA, Chair & CEO

James Reynolds, Jr. is co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Loop Capital Markets, a global investment banking and brokerage firm. James Reynolds, Jr. is responsible for overseeing all investment banking and institutional sales and trading activity at the firm. Loop Capital Markets has more than 100 professionals located in its Chicago headquarters as well as Baltimore, Charlotte, Cleveland, Colorado, Dallas, Detroit, West Palm Beach, Hartford, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Newark, New York, Orlando, San Antonio, San Francisco, Tampa and Washington, DC. Loop Capital Markets is the largest minority-owned investment banking firm in the United States.Mr. Reynolds has worked in the financial services industry for more than 25 years. Early in his career, Mr. Reynolds established and headed the Midwest Municipal Bond Sales Desk at PaineWebber in Chicago. Subsequently, Mr. Reynolds joined 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 1997, Mr. Reynolds collaborated with Albert Grace to form Loop Capital Markets.At Loop Capital Markets, Mr. Reynolds’ influence has established an informal motto among the team of professionals: “to provide client service beyond expectations.” Loop Capital Markets serves clients in public finance, as well as globally in corporate finance, equity sales and trading, taxable and tax-exempt sales and trading. Mr. Reynolds strongly believes that successful executives have a responsibility to give back to the community. Mr. Reynolds participates as a board member of the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, Chicago United, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Lyric Opera of Chicago and The University of Chicago Hospitals. Additionally, Mr. Reynolds is Chairman of the board for the Chicago Urban League, a member of the Advisory Board of the Levy Institute/Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as well a member of the CFA Institute. In October of 2009, he was appointed by the Governor to the Economic Recovery Commission.Mr. Reynolds holds a Masters of Management in Finance from Northwestern University’s KelloggGraduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University ofWisconsin, La Crosse. Mr. Reynolds received his Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the AIMR in 1991. Mr.Reynolds holds series 7, 24, 53 and 63 licenses.