Opening and Closing Bell on Wall Street
NativeOne Institutional Trading, the New York Stock Exchange’s first Native American-owned member, visited the NYSE. The event is held in recognition of the firm’s work in promoting the economic advancement of Native American Tribes as the first Native American-owned member of the NYSE. In honor of the occasion, Founder Donald Lyons and Co-founder, Dennis Smith, joined by Representatives from Tribes across the country and Canada, rang The Closing BellSM.
Performing artists from the Redhawk Native American Arts Council performed Native American dances and music and shared native art and history with the public outside the New York Stock Exchange.
NativeOne’s New York-based trading desk is operated by a team of seasoned traders with over a century of experience working on Wall Street. Through various subsidiaries, NativeOne offers services and products exclusively to all Native American Tribes and First Nations, institutional fund managers, state treasurers, pension funds, endowments and other institutional investors. NativeOne also works with leading financial firms including Incapital, a leading securities and investment banking firm.
NativeOne was founded in 2009 by Don Lyons, a member of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California, and Dennis Smith, a Wall Street veteran since 1976. The firm made its official debut on Wall Street on Dec 28, 2010.