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Penserra Partners With Oakland-based The Street Smarts To Identify and Encourage Future Leaders

Orinda, CA (May 8, 2018) – Penserra recently partnered with The Street Smarts, an Oakland, CA-based non-profit founded by Michael Campbell to identify and encourage future leaders to reach their fullest potential using innovative internships, specifically targeted industry pipeline programs, and academic excellence. Through their collaborative efforts, Penserra and Mr. Campbell placed Luis Cortes as an intern in the firm’s equity research department. After Mr. Cortes successful three-month internship, he became Co-President of the Diablo Valley College Finance Club.

Penserra and its employees believe we have a fundamental social responsibility to positively impact the communities where we work and live. By supporting programs concentrating on empowering our youth, advocating human rights, and raising awareness of health issues, Penserra commits itself to taking philanthropic and humanitarian action based on discipline and a strategic approach to the long term.

Penserra will continue to invest in organizations like The Street Smarts to provide creative solutions that respond to neighborhood development needs.

About Penserra

At Penserra, it is our mission to continuously examine and evaluate the ever-changing global financial markets to provide our clients with quality execution, local market intelligence, and exceptional service. As a minority-owned firm, we are fully committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce where differences are understood, respected, valued, and supported.  We realize that in an increasingly competitive marketplace having employees who reflect the diversity of our clients can broaden our thinking and help us compete, innovate and grow.


Lee Geiger, Director of Marketing