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James E.


Managing Director, Investments

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Jim joined Moors & Cabot, Inc. in January 2006 after a distinguished 35-year career as a Senior Vice President at Shearson, Dean Witter Reynolds, and Advest, Inc. He is a graduate of Boston University's School of Management and the New York Institute of Finance.

For eight years during the 1970’s, Jim was the Financial Editor of the Boston Globe radio station WHYN in Springfield, Massachusetts during morning drive time. He then served as the Financial Editor, doing Editorial commentary for 20 years, on WGGB-TV-ABC television, with the nightly anchor news team. Jim’s teaching expertise on the air and his history of working with “Mr. & Mrs. America” has brought him national attention several times within the industry. Jim has been featured twice in recent years in the monthly “On Wall Street” industry magazine. Throughout his career, Jim has been a featured speaker for local and national groups and organizations – including giving the keynote address several years ago at the industries’ Municipal Bond Associations annual conclave held at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Jim is a fixed income specialist and concentrates 70% of his expertise in the corporate and tax-free municipal bond area. His motto: “There is no substitute for tax-free income.”

The following is a brief biography of Jim Vinick:
Managing Director – Investments - Moors & Cabot, Inc.
Date of Birth:  November 23, 1940

  • Classical High School - 1958

  • Boston University – School of Management  - 1962

  • National Institute of Dry Cleaning Silver Springs, MD - 1962

  • New York Institute of Finance - 1971-1972



  • NeWay Cleaners and Tailors, Inc., Vice President - 1963-1970

  • Shearson Hammill (subsequently Shearson American Express), Senior Vice President - Chairman's Council - 1971-1983

  • WHYN AM-FM Affiliated Broadcasting, Financial Editor - 1974-1981

  • Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., Senior Vice President 1983-1991           

  • Advest, Inc., Senior Vice President - Chairman’s Council - 1991-2005

  • Jeffrey Entertainment, General Partner - 1986 to Present

  • WGGB TV 40 (ABC Affiliate) - 21 Years Financial Editor and Commentator 6:00 p.m., Anchor News Team -  Permanent Daily Guest     1982-2002

  • Moors & Cabot, Inc.  - 2006 to Present
         Managing Director – Investments - March 2015   



  • Western Mass Jimmy Fund, Advisory Council

  • Jewish Community Center (Since 1954) Member

  • Beth El Temple, Former Brotherhood President

  • Jewish Geriatric Services of Western Mass, Past Member Board of Directors

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Treasurer of the Corporation

  • Chairman - Audit Committee, Endowment Fund, Investment Committee and Finance Committee

  • Boston University School of Management, Alumni Association Board of Directors - 26 Years Past Member

  • Jimmy Fund Celebrity Golf Tournament, Sponsor

  • Jeffrey Vinick Memorial (annual) (39 years)

  • Willie Ross School for the Deaf, Past Member, Board of Trustees

  • Link to Libraries Program, Principal Sponsor


  • Boston University School of Management 

  • Distinguished Alumni Award - 2000

  • Dana Farber Cancer Center

  • “Jimmy Fund” Bob Cheyne Lifetime Commitment Award

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

  • Chairman's Cup Award - 2010

  • Business West

  • Difference Maker Award 2013


a/o May 2018


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