As I sit down to write this message, my glance shifts to the picture on my desk.
The photograph of my wife Diane and our two children, Sam Jr. and Christa have been
here since the firm opened. It reminds me of how satisfying it is to watch something
that means so much grow and mature.
I also cherish having watched Ramirez & Co. develop into a respected member of the
investment community. Our staff has been an essential part of the company's growth.
Nurturing the firm and our co-workers has been very much like raising a family.
It has taken great care and patience. Since our beginning in 1971, we have expanded
our products and services so that, today, Ramirez & Co. is a full service securities
firm. For individual investors, whether financing a child's education, paying a
mortgage, or accumulating a retirement nest egg, our personal investment counselors
can now offer you a wider range of products to build a meaningful portfolio of income
and growth investments. For institutional investors and for government and corporate
clients, the firm is constantly expanding its array of products and services.
Ramirez is more than a company. It is a family. I invite you to drop by our offices
and see for yourself how caring really makes a difference. We would be pleased to
have you become a part of our family. We are here to serve and look forward to that