Investment Banking
We advise and structure both public and private market transactions ranging from second-tier capital raising strategies to multi-billion dollar mergers through debt and equity funding.
Focusing on stock and portfolio selection, an experienced BV research team provides turnkey solutions tailored to work in concert with the client investment process.
Sales & Trading
Blaylock Van serves a broad base of institutional investors ranging from plan sponsors and public pension funds to hedge funds and asset managers.
Municipal Finance
Blaylock Van has a committed municipal finance team that continues to grow both geographically and in its origination and distribution capabilities.
Retail investors
Blaylock Van offers a wide array of services for the retail environment.
Retail Investors
We are a full-service broker.
About bv

    About Blaylock

    NEARLY 30 years of experience across the industry – IPOs, equity, municipal bonds, investments

    Blaylock Van, LLC (BV) is an African American investment banking and financial services company, providing personalized service for each client's unique needs and financial goals.  Because the modern financial landscape evolves quickly, we engage an exclusive combination of strategic insights and proprietary technology to provide an innovative approach to investment.
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    President - Eric Standifer

    Eric Van Standifer

    A veteran with over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry, Eric Van Standifer is founder and CEO of Blaylock Van, LLC (BV), the oldest continuously operated African American investment bank in the US. BV provides a diversified platform of financial services including global electronic equity and fixed-income sales and trading, and a capital markets platform that services some of the largest corporations and governments worldwide.

    Mr. Standifer originally founded Robert Van Securities, BV’s predecessor, in 1991. Robert Van Securities was highly regarded for its technologically driven trading capabilities and, in 2007, the firm merged with Blaylock & Co., then one of Wall Street’s most successful minority-owned investment banks renowned for its capital markets franchise. The firm is now one of Wall Street’s largest minority-owned boutique investment banks and one of the most diversified.

    BV is currently headquartered in New York City and Oakland, with additional offices in Chicago, Atlanta, and Dallas. Prior to launching BV, Mr. Standifer worked as a broker for Merrill Lynch and Sutro & Co. for over a decade. He is a Certified Public Accountant, a General Securities Principal, Registered Municipal Principal, and a Registered Options Principal.

    Committed to community service, Mr. Standifer supports the efforts of a variety of foundations through financial contributions. In the past, he has served as the President of the National Association of Midnight Basketball League, a non-profit organization designed to help youth identify and embrace positive opportunities. Mr. Standifer is also a long-standing supporter and west-coast board member of buildOn, a global non-profit that partners with rural communities to construct schools and provide access to education in eight of the world’s economically poorest countries.

    He is the recipient of several awards for his leadership and service, including the National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) Annual Bay Area Achievers award and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship “Start it up” award. Mr. Standifer’s dedication to service is also reflected in BV’s continued support of its employees, with flexible scheduling and financial support as they participate in community projects and youth programs.
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      Johns Creek, GA 30097
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