After graduating Adelphi University in 2000, James Ramirez started his career in retail banking at HSBC. He has held several roles at various firms since that time, primarily at JP Morgan as an Associate in their Latin American Private Banking business, eventually moving into dedicated National Accounts roles within TIAA, Nuveen and Northern Trust’s Asset Management businesses. Prior to joining Emles, he was a Senior Strategic Account Executive at Northern Trust Asset Management responsible for representing the firm’s ETFs, Mutual Funds, and Multi-Asset Solutions to various intermediary platforms across multiple channels including Registered Investment Advisors (RIA), Independent Broker Dealer and Wirehouse. He joined Emles in 2020 as a Director of National Accounts responsible for engaging home office product and research teams. In his role at Emles, James Ramirez is primarily responsible for RIA custodial platforms and model provider platform relationships. He holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst designation (CIMA®) from the Institute of Wealth and Investments.