About Raúl

I am Raúl Velázquez, ChFC®, a capital markets professional with over 30 years of industry experience.  I am the President and CEO of Velazquez Ventures LLC and the Senior Managing Director of two affiliate practices, Cenador Financial Advisers LLC and Cenador Capital LLC.

Velazquez Ventures LLC

Velazquez Ventures LLC is a financial services consultancy that offers financial management services to small businesses and not-for-profit organizations.

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Cenador Financial Advisers LLC

Cenador Financial Advisers LLC focuses on investment advisory services for individuals and small business owners.

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Cenador Capital LLC

Cenador Capital LLC evaluates alternative investment opportunities.

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Raul Velazquez


I earned an MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business and a BA from Haverford College.  I also hold the designation of Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®), awarded by The American College of Financial Services upon completing the required courses. The American College is an accredited private educational institution offering undergraduate and graduate training programs.

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Affiliated with Trusted Organizations

I am a member of the CFA Institute, the largest global association of investment professionals, and the CFA Society New York, a local member society of the Institute.

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My Work

Following a broad-ranging career with major Wall Street financial institutions, I served as a college adjunct lecturer in economics and finance, a small business development trainer, a technical assistance provider, and a finance trainer.

With a passion for wealth accumulation and preservation within Latino and Black communities, I provided coaching and consulting for early-stage ventures, community-based organizations, and community development credit unions.

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Philanthropic Interests

I support causes that affect change within communities