Southwestern Investment Services, IncAn Independent Firm
Investment Management Consultant
Through Raymond James Financial Services, Nick Thomas provides Investment and Financial Planning. His goal is to provide sound, conservative, confidential, and comprehensive investment advice to his clients in areas such as effectively and efficiently saving for retirement, utilize tax reduction strategies, and preserving and passing on their wealth.
One important aspect of our firm is that we are an INDEPENDENT Firm. By being completely independent, our only allegiance is to our clients. We have no proprietary mutual funds or products, so we are able to focus on what is best for each individual client. Through Raymond James we have access to thousands of Mutual Funds, Stocks, Bonds, Certificates of Deposits, Money Market Accounts, Section 529 College Savings Plans, fifty Private Money Management Firms, and thousands of quality Insurance Products on the market.
Nick Thomas is originally from St. Louis, MO. He is a graduate from Columbia College with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. Nick is happily married to his High School sweetheart Erica and they have two beautiful children Emily & Will. Nick’s Father, Roger Thomas, is a retired General Partner of a nationwide financial services firm. His conservative investment focus was quoted in several of Dr. Thomas J. Stanley’s book’s including Dr. Stanley’s The Millionaire Next Door. Nick enjoys spending time with his family, boating, camping and studying history.
Director Of Client Operations
Vitaliy is responsible for coordinating client operations and services. This includes new client development/ongoing relationship management support, client acquisition, and on-boarding processes.
Since 2009, he has contributed to the growth of Southwestern Investment Group through his exceptional management of our client services and processes.
Vitaliy emigrated from Ukraine to Texas in 1993 with his family. He is a graduate from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor degree. In his free time, Vitaliy enjoys college football, NBA basketball, politics, and spending time with his family.
Tyler Downing, CFP®
Financial Advisor, RJFS
Tyler is a Raymond James Financial Advisor at Southwestern Investment Group and serves as a partner with Nick Thomas and his clients. His mission is to provide an excellent client experience and help his clients achieve their financial and investment goals by providing sound, conservative, confidential and comprehensive financial planning. He understands that every client’s situation is unique and that by working with an independent firm, he and his team are able to put their client’s needs first. He specializes in professional money management, retirement income planning and tax planning strategies to help clients accumulate and preserve their wealth.
Tyler is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and holds his series 7, 63 & 66 licenses as well. Before joining Southwestern Investment Group, he spent three years working in various investment advisor and retirement planning roles with Fidelity Investments.
Tyler grew up on the Gulf Coast, in Corpus Christi, TX. He attended Texas State University in San Marcos, TX and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, hunting and fishing.
About Raymond James
In 1962, Bob James set out to build a different kind of financial services firm – one that put people, planning and principles first. And now, more than 50 years later, Bob's different kind of firm is one of the leading independent financial services companies in the United States.
Raymond James has grown to become a well-respected, widely recognized multinational firm with distinct business units that serve a variety of clients, from individuals and small business owners to municipalities and major corporations.
October 19, 1987: Black Monday. While other firms closed their trading desks to minimize internal losses, Raymond James kept its desks open to meet clients’ needs. Because of Raymond James’ agency-based business model and commitment to client service, this was our first, last and only unprofitable quarter since the firm went public.
We can be sure the markets will change over the next 25 years, and that our industry and firm will continue to evolve. What won’t change is our commitment to the values that have driven our success.
Hear what Tom James, our executive chairman, had to say about the accomplishment of 100 consecutive quarters of profitability achieved in early 2013.1
By the numbers*
It’s been our privilege for more than 50 years to support the goals of our clients and to give back to the communities in which we live and work – and we look forward to continuing to do so for many, many years to come. To take a “scroll” down memory lane, explore our history at RAYMONDJAMES.COM.
*As of 7/22/2015
1Past performance is not indicative of future results. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell Raymond James Financial stock.
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