Raul Velazquez


Economics & Finance

Raúl Velázquez, M.B.A. is a native New Yorker who grew up in East Harlem. As a teenager, he capitalized on an opportunity to work on Wall Street, an industry that was quite new and foreign to him at the time. This experience sparked his fascination with capital markets and launched a successful career as a Wall Street professional with experience in both securities trading and investment banking.

After two decades on Wall Street, Velázquez sought out the opportunity to share with students how markets worked, and, to the extent possible, "demystify" the process. He’s been an adjunct instructor at Manhattan College since 2008 and values the collegial atmosphere Manhattan College exemplifies.


  • B.A. in Sociology & Anthropology, Haverford College
  • M.B.A. in Business Administration, Stern School of Business, New York University

Courses Taught

  • ECON 203 - Microeconomics
  • ECON 204 - Macroeconomics
  • ECON 305 - Money and Banking
  • FIN 301 - Principles of Business Finance I
  • FIN 302 - Principles of Business Finance II
  • Research
    • North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)
    • SERIES 65: Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination