Bernie Sanders, Democratic contender for president and scourge of Wall Street, has friends in strange places. Namely, in the very sector he's vowed to heavily regulate.
Subir Grewal, founder of Washington Square Capital Management, is a fan of the self-described Democratic socialist in spite of his broadsides against the financial industry. Grewal, who runs a small investment advisory firm, contends that his socially-responsible clientele see the financial crisis' upheaval as motivation for backing Sanders.
"My support comes from multiple policy positions he's taken," Grewal told CNBC's "Closing Bell." "I like his foreign policy, I like the fact that he seems like an honest person, a trustworthy person with a fair amount of experience, and I like the environmental focus; I also like the focus on income inequality."
Grewal is far from the only one who feels that way. Although Sanders has vowed to start breaking up big banks, he's developed a small but loyal following in the financial industry. That support is dwarfed by his chief rival Hillary Clinton's, but a recent CNBC reportfound a number of Sanders donors at banks such as JPMorgan, Citigroup, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.