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 more than 48 years. They have two children, Sam Ramirez, Jr., and Christa Ramirez Harpin, and five beautiful grandchildren.
Samuel A. Ramirez Jr.
Samuel A. Ramirez Jr., is a senior managing director at Ramirez & Co., and is the founder, president and CEO of Ramirez Asset Management (RAM), a registered investment adviser managing $1.5 billion in fixed income assets for institutional investors.
He joined Ramirez & Co. as a managing director and fixed income specialist in 1992, and has led the development and growth of the firm’s core divisions, including institutional and retail sales and trading, public finance, and corporate banking. He founded RAM in 2002 and today the firm is a top performing institutional manager, with clients that include many of the largest public and corporate pensions in the U.S. In 2015, the firm was voted top-performing emerging fixed income manager in the U.S. by Emerging Manager Monthly. Ramirez’s own investment management experience covers the range of asset classes in the bond market, including municipal, corporate and government bonds.
Ramirez frequently speaks on industry issues and diversity at industry conferences including those sponsored by financial industry organizations, state and local agencies, regulatory organizations and Fortune 500 corporations. He is involved in a host of business and civic organizations including the Municipal Bond Club of New York, Municipal Forum of New York, the Museum of the City of New York, and Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Ramirez earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and holds his Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He resides in New York City, with his wife Fabiana and their three children, Carolina, Juliana and Trey.