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.

Milestone spotlight

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.

By the numbers*

  • 120 consecutive quarters of profitability1
  • Approximately 7,500 financial advisors
  • Over 3,000 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
  • Approximately $727 billion in total client assets
  • BBB+, stable outlook credit rating (S&P)2

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 12/31/2017
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.
2A credit rating of a security is not a recommendation to buy, sell or hold securities and may be subject to review, revisions, suspension, reduction or withdrawal at any time by the assigning rating agency.

Jim and Judy’s story

Jim and Judy were concerned about whether any of their adult children could or should serve as successor trustees or representatives of their estate when the time comes. We worked with Raymond James Trust, which helped them appoint an independent trustee to act on their behalf. They are now content that their family will be taken care of and that their wishes will be carried without the burden or responsibility falling on their children.

PERSONAL

Financial guidance for retirement planning and living

BUSINESS

Financial guidance tailored for business owners

Edward’s story

Edward was the proud owner of a business that was doing very well. He thought it was an opportune time to open a second location, but he didn’t want to liquidate his current investments or interrupt his long-term financial plan. So we worked with Raymond James Bank to set up a Securities Based Line of Credit, providing a low-cost source of capital and new inspiration for his big plans.

A Securities Based Line of Credit may not be suitable for all clients. Borrowing on securities based lending products and using securities as collateral may involve a high degree of risk. Market conditions can magnify any potential for loss. If the market turns against the client, he or she may be required to deposit additional securities and/or cash in the account(s) or pay down the loan. The securities in the pledged account(s) may be sold to meet the margin call, and the firm can sell the client’s securities without contacting them. The interest rates charged are determined by the market value of pledged assets and Capital Access.
The experiences listed here may not be representative of the experience of all clients and may not be indicative of future performance or success. Investing involves risk and investors may incur a profit or a loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results.

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