Ames Capital Management “ACM” was founded in 2002 and is a Registered Investment Advisor licensed by the Florida Office of Financial Regulation. ACM is a Florida corporation with its headquarters in Sarasota, FL.


Donald R. Ames is the Founder of ACM. Mr. Ames serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of ACM. Mr. Ames is the sole shareholder and sole Investment Advisor Representative of ACM. Mr. Ames has several decades of experience in the financial markets. He has worked for years on both the Buy Side and Sell Side for several Wall Street firms while being based in both New York and London. During his career, Mr. Ames has witnessed several momentous events in the financial markets including the crash of 1987, the dot com bubble of the late 1990s, the tragedy of 9/11 and the record highs recently reached by the major equity indices during this recent bull market rally.

Mr. Ames is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree and was a Dean’s List student. He received his Law Degree from the School of Law at Fordham University where he was a member of the Law Journal. Mr. Ames received his Master’s in Taxation from New York University as well. Upon graduation from law school and passing the bar exam, Mr. Ames began his career as a Tax Lawyer with Arthur Andersen & Co. where he also became a Certified Public Accountant focusing on Mergers and Acquisitions. Mr. Ames is an avid golfer and skier and has traveled extensively throughout the world.

Mission Statement

Ames Capital Management “ACM” provides clients with proven arbitrage investment strategies seeking to generate current income while constantly minimizing risk of capital. For this reason ACM does not employ leverage. ACM believes returns can be maximized when this investment approach is maintained in a disciplined manner. ACM believes that by taking concentrated positions in S&P 500 companies that have been thoroughly researched, stronger returns can be generated for clients as compared with fund managers who hold a broad number of positions. ACM believes its investment strategies are ideally suited for:

  1. High Net Worth Individuals
  2. Retirement Accounts
  3. Trust and Estate Accounts

  4. Endowments and Foundations

Ames Capital Management would be honored to serve as the steward of your assets as well as future generations.

Contact Us

Ames Capital Management Inc.
4419 Samoset Drive
Sarasota, FL 34241
T 941 378 5000
Email:  info@amescapmgmt.com