When Samuel A. Ramirez took his first job out of high school on Wall Street, he never imagined that it would turn into a 40-year career in the investment banking industry and that he would create one of the largest minority-owned securities boutiques in the country.

After all, as a youngster he dreamt of a career in sports — either as a Major League Baseball player or a point guard for the New York Knicks. Instead, he has been at the helm of Ramirez & Co., a full-service securities firm since 1971, and he has no regrets.

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