Shawn D. Baldwin is Chairman of the AIA Group (AIA), an alternative investment and advisory firm based in Chicago. Prior to forming the AIA Group, Baldwin built an investment bank and brokerage firm, Capital Management Group (CMG). CMG provided trading, advisory, and investment banking services to sovereigns and institutions.Beginning in 2002, CMG participated in 75 capital markets transactions with a valuation of over $68 billion for companies such as Google, General Electric and the New York Stock Exchange.
Baldwin has built a global network via with economic conferences of academics and institutional investors gathered to discuss macroeconomic trends. Prior to CMG, Baldwin was C.O.O. of a publicly traded registered investment advisory, he also worked for American Express and US Bancorp (10th largest US bank). Baldwin has a Masters in Financial Strategy from the University of Oxford, and also completed the Oxford Global Investment Risk Management Programme. Baldwin graduated with honors from Antioch University with a BA in Management. Mr. Baldwin successfully completed Harvard Business School’s Private Equity and Venture Capital along with Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School program on Investment Decisions and Behavioral Finance. Baldwin was the 2nd African-American member of the Chicago Stock Exchange, has passed series 7, 63 and 24 license designations.
Mr. Baldwin has been featured in The Economist, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, & Money, Investment Dealer’s Digest (Top 40 Investment Bankers under 40), Black Enterprise’s Top 75 Blacks on Wall Street. Mr. Baldwin has been a participant and a speaker at the Money Summit, Milken Global Institute, Fortune’s Global Forum, and Forbes CEO Forum. Baldwin is a financial contributor to Forbes and Fast Company magazine for Finance, Trading and Capital Markets. Mr. Baldwin has been a television contributor to Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, CBS and NBC.