About Raymond James

Founded in 1962 and a public firm since 1983 (NYSE: RJF), Raymond James Financial, Inc. is a diversified financial services holding company with subsidiaries engaged primarily in investment and financial planning, investment banking and asset management.

The firm is regularly recognized as an industry leader and has consistently grown since its founding through a principled, disciplined approach to management. Raymond James is also noted nationally for its community involvement, corporate philanthropy and leadership in support of the arts. Recent accolades include:

  • April 2011, Bank Investment Consultant named its Top 20 Program Managers, seven of whom are affiliated with Raymond James Financial Institutions Division, including the number one ranked manager.
  • April 2011, the Wall Street Journal ranked seven Raymond James analysts as Master Stock Pickers for 2010 as part of its 19th annual “Best on the Street” survey.
  • March 2011, Fortune magazine ranked Raymond James Financial the fourth most admired securities company in the world.
  • February 2011, 20 Raymond James financial advisors were recognized by Barron’s as being among the Top 1000 in the nation and the best in their state.
  • February 2011, Raymond James was recognized by the Women’s Executive Leadership for gender diversity in the boardroom.
  • February 2011, Raymond James’ chief economist, Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., was named top forecaster for unemployment by Bloomberg Markets for the 24-month period ending September 20, 2010.
  • December 2010, Raymond James’ client brokerage statement was rated “Excellent” for the fourth year in a row by independent measurement expert Dalbar. Raymond James’ total score of 84.88 positioned the firm fourth overall and ahead of the 81.90 industry average and such competitors as Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, UBS, LPL and Fidelity.
  • December 2010, three advisors with Raymond James Financial Services were named to Research magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame and 17 advisors affiliated with the Financial Institutions Division were named to Bank Investment Consultant’s Top 50 Bank Reps list.
  • December 2010, Raymond James & Associates topped Registered Rep.’s Annual Broker Report Card with advisors rating the firm 9 out of 10 for: overall ethics; risk management; training and resources; and products and research.
  • February 2010, 20 Raymond James financial advisors were recognized by Barron’s as being among the Top 1000 in the nation and the best in their states. On Wall Street and Mainstay Investments recognized 13 Raymond James branch office managers in their annual contest, with two ranking among the top 10.
  • June 2009, Raymond James ranked top full-service broker for the second consecutive year in the 2009 SmartMoney Annual Broker Survey.
  • September 2008, Raymond James ranked Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction among Financial Investment Firms in a tie1 by J.D. Power and Associates.
  • July 2008, Raymond James ranked Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms2 by J.D. Power and Associates.

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1 Raymond James received the highest numerical score for employee advisor satisfaction among financial investment firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on 3,124 total responses measuring 19 investment firms and measures employee satisfaction of investment firms. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in May-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

2 Raymond James received the highest numerical score among full-service brokerage firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on responses from 4,528 investors measuring 19 investment firms and measures opinions of investors who used full-service investment institutions. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in April-May 2008. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

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Past 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.

The 2010 Registered Rep. Top 100 IBD financial advisor list was completed in-house by the Registered Rep. team. In this year’s list, the advisors were ranked strictly by assets under management – those managing at least $150 million in assets, with a majority in retail client accounts. Individual experiences may vary.

Barron’s list of Top 1,000 Financial Advisors is a state-by-state ranking reflecting advisors’ assets under management, revenue generated for their firms, quality of service and regulatory records among other factors.

The Wall Street Journal does not endorse, sponsor or approve the investment programs of Raymond James. The Wall Street Journal survey identifies the top five analysts across various industry categories, basing the awards on stock-picking skill.

Fortune ranking based on an average score of nine key attributes of reputation: people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services, global competitiveness, and innovation.

Research magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame qualifications included a minimum of 15 years in the industry, substantial assets under management, demonstration of superior client service and recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession.

On Wall Street rankings based on achievements with marketing strategies; recruiting, developing and retaining talented advisors; and providing superior client service.