Title: Senior Vice President
Firm: Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co.
Jamiyl Flemming’s passion for municipal finance began while he was studying economics at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. A summer internship at UBS Financial Services following his junior year sparked what has developed into a successful 16-year career in the industry, culminating in his current position of Senior Vice President at Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co.
At Siebert, Jamiyl provides thoughtful client coverage, focusing on the Northeast including New York City, the N.Y. Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
In May, Jamiyl joined SCSCO, which is a top 10 public finance bank and the number-one-ranked MWBE firm for the past 20 years. Previously, he worked at Wells Fargo Securities where he was involved with a team that underwrote more than $150 billion of municipal debt. He began his career at Jefferies, formerly First Albany Capital and Depfa Bank.
Jamiyl is experienced at structuring and executing complex financings involving various products across sectors such as infrastructure, transportation and higher education. He has collaborated with colleagues in various market sectors and used cross-credit refundings, direct purchases, derivatives, CABs, escrow restructurings and cash optimization strategies.
He also makes sure to dedicate his time to give back to the municipal bond community and mentor the next generation of public finance professionals. For the past decade, he has taught public finance and underwriting to interns in the Municipal Forum of New York’s Urban Leadership Fellows Program, in addition to serving as a mentor to students in the program. He has also volunteered in programs such as Tomorrow’s Business Leaders and iMentor.
“It is immensely fulfilling to work in an industry that values both diversity and community involvement. I take great pride in my career accomplishments thus far and do not take for granted the responsibilities associated with being a role model and mentor to the next generation,” he said.
Jamiyl also stays in touch with his West Indian roots with visits to Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and Barbados with his family and friends.
“My West Indian upbringing and seeing my parents who immigrated here receive their undergraduate degrees at the ages of 39 and 44, respectively, instilled traits such as hard work and dedication that have fueled me through academia and my professional career,” he said.