In 1965, Samuel A. Ramirez graduates from St. Francis College with a BA in Economics and writes his senior thesis on Municipal Finance.
Samuel A. Ramirez Sr. makes Wall Street history starting the first Hispanic-owned investment bank in the United States, Samuel A. Ramirez & Company Inc., (“Ramirez & Co”) at 40 Rector Street in New York.
Ramirez & Co hires Frank Devers of Kidder Peabody, and Larry Illoway of Unterberg, Towban.
Ramirez & Company moves two blocks from Rector Street to current headquarters at 61 Broadway.
One of the busiest years ever for Ramirez & Co as the default of New York City October and November Notes leads to market panic, double digit yields and affects every credit.
Ramirez & Company ranks 20th among the top 50 underwriters
Ramirez & Co sees growth and expansion amid the 1987 Stock Market Crash
Samuel Ramirez Jr. joins the business as a managing director and fixed income specialist.
Dillon Read, Dean Witter and First Boston exit the business which leads to the growth of the Institutional Sales, Trading, and Banking Divisions.
The firm nearly doubles in employee count.
The Equity Capital Markets group begins at Ramirez & Company.
Samuel Ramirez Jr. begins Ramirez Asset Management, specializing in institutional fixed income asset management.
The Debt Capital Markets group begins at Ramirez & Company.
The 2008 Financial Crisis hits.
Ramirez & Company sees growth among the Capital Markets and Municipal teams with professionals from Bear, UBS, and other top firms.
Ramirez & Company grows from 80 to over 120 employees.
The Financial Strategies Group begins at Ramirez & Company.
Ramirez & Company sees a Taxable Sales build out with Agency, Corporate, IG, HY, MBS.
AA- Credit Rating by Egan Jones
Today, Ramirez & Co consistently ranks among the Top 10 municipal bond firms in the country. Ramirez is now a full-service investment, brokerage and advisory firm serving high net worth investors, corporations, not-for-profit entities, and state and local governments.
First Co-Managed Debt Deal: Nevada Power
First Bookrun Deal: Wal-Mart Stores Inc
Bookrun Deal: General Electric Corp
Establishes Financial Strategies Group
Bookrun Deals: Pacific Gas & Electric Co Southern California Gas Co
Bookrun Deals: Southern California Edison Co Commonwealth Edison Co
500 Completed Debt Deals to Date Bookrun Deals: San Diego Gas & Electric Co
General Electric Capital Corp
Establishes Agency Sales and Trading Bookrun Deals: General Electric Capital Corp
Verizon Communications Inc Toyota Motor Credit Corp
Bookrun Deals: Pacific Gas & Electric Co Southern California Gas Co Toyota Motor Credit Corp
Establishes Mortgage Sales & Trading
Establishes High Yield Sales & Trading Bookrun Deals: Toyota Motor Credit Corp Southern California Gas Co Duke Energy Ohio Inc
1,000 Completed Debt Deals to Date
Bookrun Deal: San Diego Gas & Electric Co
Bookrun Deal: Duke Energy Florida Inc
1,360 Completed Debt Deals to Date
Bookrun Deals: Toyota Motor Credit Corp, Duke Energy Corp, PepsiCo Inc, Allstate Corp
Joint Lead Deals: Bank of America Corp, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, Pershing Square Holdings
First Equity New Issue: $93.5mm IPO of Financial Security Assurance (FSA)
First Share Repurchase Assignment Co-Manager: $7.3bn IPO of Kraft
Underwrites Equity Deals with Total Proceeds Exceeding $100 bn to Date
Co-Manager: $17.9 bn IPO of Visa
First Joint Lead Equity Deal: AIG Underwrites Equity Deals with Total Proceeds Exceeding $300 bn to Date Co-Manager: $16.0 bn IPO of Facebook
Co-Manager: $21.7 bn IPO of Alibaba
Co-Lead: $4.7 bn Follow-On of Credit Suisse
Underwrites 100th IPO to Date
Underwrites Equity Deals with Total Proceeds Exceeding $500 bn to Date
Co-Lead Deal: $4.0 bn IPO of Pershing Square Tontine Holdings
Samuel A. Ramirez Sr. makes Wall Street history starting the first Hispanic-owned investment bank in the United States
Builds out Municipal Underwriting and Banking, High Net Worth Sales and Trading
$200M Battery Park City Deal
Default of New York City October and December Notes which leads to worldwide panic, double digit yields and affects every credit
First credit for being a member of syndicate groups on 48 deals totaling $1.87 billion
Ranks 20th among the top 50 underwriters
Named Co-Manager for the City of New York GO's first Co-Managed assignment for Ramirez & Co
Chosen as a diverse co-manager for New York City
Dillon Read and First Boston exit business which leads to the growth of the Institutional Sales and Trading Division and the Banking Divisions
Ramirez & Co joins senior managing-pool as a special bracket member
Financial Crisis hits
Ramirez & Co sees growth in their Municipal team with professionals from Bear, UBS, and other
Ramirez & Co is promoted to a full-time Senior Manager for the NYC Municipal Water Authority
First Senior-Managed deal over $1 billion - Los Angeles tax and revenue anticipation note deal
Egan Jones AA- Credit Rating
Today, Ramirez & Co is consistently ranked among the Top 10-15 municipal bond firms in the country. Ramirez is now a full-service investment, brokerage and advisory firm serving high net worth investors, corporations, not-for-profit entities, and state and local governments