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.
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. He 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.