Leadership

  • Samuel A. Ramirez
  • Founder and CEO

Samuel A. Ramirez is the founder, president and CEO of Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. a New York City-based financial services firm.

Mr. Ramirez began his career on Wall Street in 1963 in equity trading and sales at Kidder Peabody & Co., Inc. In 1971, he founded Ramirez & Co. Inc., which has grown to become a nationally ranked municipal finance firm, and a recognized leader in fixed income markets. Mr. Ramirez has been designated as one of the 100 most Influential Business Leaders in the United States by Hispanic Business magazine.

Mr. Ramirez has served on the Board of Directors of the Public Securities Association (now known as SIFMA) and has chaired its Sales and Marketing Committee. He was a member of the New York District Committee #12 of the National Association of Securities Dealers (now known as FINRA) and has also served as a Board member and Chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board. He is a member of the Municipal Bond Club of New York and the Municipal Forum, and has served as President of both organizations.

Mr. Ramirez has given his time to numerous philanthropic activities and is proud of his involvement in various programs benefiting young people.

Perhaps chief among these is his association with the Municipal Forum’s “Futures and Options” program which gives minority high school students in New York City the opportunity to work as interns at financial companies, rating agencies, bond insurers and law firms. He frequently shares his knowledge and expertise with the students who intern with Ramirez & Co. throughout the year.

Mr. Ramirez has served as a director and past president of the Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers of New York. He has also been a benefactor and honoree of the Valerie Fund, an organization that provides programs and activities for children with cancer. In 2016, he was honored by Catholic Big Sisters and Big Brothers of New York and by LSA Family Health Services in East Harlem for his dedication and commitment to others in need.

Mr. Ramirez and his wife, Diane Dolan Ramirez, have been married for over 50 years. They have two children, Sam Ramirez, Jr., and Christa Ramirez Harpin, and five beautiful grandchildren.

  • Samuel A. Ramirez Jr.
  • President and CEO
  • Ramirez Asset Management
  • Senior Managing Director
  • Samuel A. Ramirez & Company. Inc.

Samuel A. Ramirez Jr.

Mr. Samuel A. Ramirez Jr. joined Ramirez & Co. as a managing director and fixed income specialist in July of 1992. During his almost 30 year career at the firm, Mr. Ramirez, has led the development and growth of the Firm’s core divisions: institutional and retail sales and trading, public finance, and corporate banking. He has held senior positions in institutional fixed income sales and portfolio management of fixed income and equities portfolios. His has significant investment management experience in a wide range of asset classes including municipal bonds, corporate bonds, government bonds, TIPs and equities. In 2002, Mr. Ramirez established Ramirez Asset Management (RAM), an affiliated SEC registered RIA which is focused on fixed income asset management for institutional public and private pension funds, corporations and state and local governments. He presently serves at a Senior Managing Director in Ramirez & Co. and President and CEO of RAM.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Vermont and holds his Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). In addition, he has completed post graduate executive MBA studies at both Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University. Mr. Ramirez is actively involved in New York based business and civic organizations such as the Municipal Bond Club, Municipal Forum, the Museum of the City of New York and the Catholic Big Brother and Sister’s. Mr. Ramirez resides in New York City, with his wife Fabiana and three children, Carolina, Juliana and Trey.

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To all clients:

Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc. (Ramirez & Company) continues to monitor all federal, state, and local COVID-19 guidance. Currently all employees are working remotely. The firm is operating business as usual, providing all products, services and capabilities for our clients across the globe. We will continue to provide updates to you, as needed, in the coming days and weeks.

For more information, please refer to the Ramirez & Co. Business Continuity Client Disclosure: ramirezco.com/BusinessContinuity. If you have any questions, please contact your Sales or Relationship Manager or email info@ramirezco.com.

Ramirez & Company, Inc. Management

At Ramirez we firmly stand united in the fight against racial injustices and the marginalization of minority communities. As a minority owned firm we are committed to ensuring that future generations do not have to face these obstacles and we believe that we all need to work together to make America a more just and fair country. Ramirez understands that Black Lives Matter and that more progress needs to be made to change the fundamental problems of racial and class inequalities in housing, education, healthcare and our justice system. This is a critical moment in time and it is imperative we collectively take the steps to make change and move the needle.


CEO Letter to Employees Addressing this Crisis

Diversity Statement

Ramirez Charity and Community Involvement Statement

June 8, 2020

Dear Ramirez Employees:

I want to let you know that I - and all of Ramirez leadership - stand with the Black Community. We are sickened by what happened to George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and the other recent victims of horrible racial violence the past few years and for many years before these events. We abhor the systemic racism and social injustices in America that Black and Brown people are subjected to. We stand with the peaceful protestors and agree that we all need to work together to make America a more just and fair country. As a first generation American Puerto Rican, I understand the issues minorities today are facing. I have been fortunate to be a successful entrepreneur, but while growing our firm I have had to confront many cases of discrimination and inequality in the American business world. Fifty years ago I remember being told not to name the firm Ramirez, because "no-one would do business with a Hispanic firm." I understand the progress that has been made, but much more progress needs to be made to change the fundamental problems of racial and class inequities in housing, education, healthcare and our justice system. This is a critical moment in time and it is imperative we collectively take the steps to make change and move the needle. There is no tolerance at Ramirez for racial discrimination of any type and, at a minimum, it is our responsibility and obligation to increase our outreach to the minority community in our charitable giving, internships, hiring, and professional development programs. To that end we will:


We will work together as a company on ideas for how to be most effective in making change. Thank you to all of you who make Ramirez a success and we welcome and appreciate your ideas.
More to come.
Sam Ramirez
Founder & CEO - Samuel A. Ramirez & Co., Inc.

Diversity Statement:

As one of the oldest and largest Hispanic institutions on Wall Street, we are proud of our origins and strive to lead the way in benefiting those most in need. Being 92% minority owned & 100% employee owned, we take pride that 100% of our regional offices are being led by a minority or military veteran. When focusing on the senior leadership roles at Ramirez & Co and Ramirez Asset Management there is an impressive 60% minority representation. We believe that this diverse workforce is a key ingredient to our success and thus over the last ten year periods 40+% of all new hires have been minorities. We have a robust internal program that provides junior minority employees mentorship opportunities with senior leaders that help them navigate the industry and advance within the firm. This pipeline of talent starts with our intern program where over the last ten years 65% of all interns have been minorities with the current class being representative of that. Overall 40+% of the total Ramirez family is composed of minorities.

We are committed to continuing to be industry leaders in the inclusion of minorities in the financial industry and firmly believe that this is a key part of our future success.

Charitable Giving Statement:

Now more than ever is the time to concentrate on giving to causes that have the potential to improve our country and create the most value for future generations. Over the last five years Ramirez has focused our giving to organizations whose missions include the education of minority populations, community support, healthcare and mentorship programs. A total of over 100 charities with 18+ unique causes were supported with almost $850k+ in total donations made. Ramirez is committed to increasing our support of organizations that are focused on racial and class inequities in housing, education, healthcare and our justice system.