Personalized Investment Strategies Groupof Raymond James
Scott A. Abraham
Senior Vice President, Investments
Wealth Management Specialist
Since 1987, Scott has been guiding clients through volatile markets and helping them achieve their financial goals. His investment knowledge, strategy and expertise make him a valuable resource for his clients. He joined Raymond James & Associates, Inc., in 2006 as a Senior Vice President of Investments.
Rose began her financial career in the NYC real estate industry in 1994. She then continued her path into the insurance industry in 1997. By 1999 she permanently entered the Financial Services industry.
In 2003, she accepted a position as a Junior Partner to Scott Abraham. Together they created a Wealth Management team that offers personalized investment strategies along with risk management, diversification and most of all extraordinary service. In February 2006, they moved over to Raymond James & Associates.
Rose and Scott work diligently to effectively manage their client’s portfolios and investment strategies. The diversified strategies that they create may include stocks, bonds, options, initial public offerings, CDs, mutual funds, closed-end funds, ETFs, unit trusts, REITS, annuities and more.
Rose holds series 6, 7 and 63 certifications; life and health licenses; and the wealth management specialist designation. Rose lives in the North Shore of Long Island with her husband and their two kids.
After many successful years in the retail apparel and footwear industry, Rob transitioned his career over to the financial services industry. In 1997, he joined Prudential Securities as a financial advisor.
In 2005, Rob joined Scott Abraham's Wealth Management team in the Locust Valley, NY branch. He accepted a position as a financial advisor and registered client associate. In February 2006 Rob moved with Scott and his team to Raymond James & Associates.
Rob specializes in all life insurance products, 529 College Savings Plans, Pension and 401(k) plans. Rob also assists in gathering equity research and technical analysis for the team’s trading strategies. He also assists in monitoring clients' portfolios and investments on a daily basis.
Rob holds a Series 7, 63 and 65 certifications as well as life and health insurance licenses. He resides in Northport, NY with his wife and son.
Ivan Obolensky has over 40 years of experience in investment banking as a supervisory financial analyst. He has expertise in the defense, aerospace, oil and gas, nuclear power, metals and mining, publishing and high technology industries.
Ivan Obolensky was a Senior Vice-President of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC from November 1990 until April 2014. He has also been a Senior Executive of several investment banks including Sterling Grace & Co., Jesup, Josephthal & Co., Dominick and Dominick, Inc., Middendorf Colgate and CB Richard Ellis Moseley Hallgarten.
Professionally, he has made frequent appearances as a guest on CNBC, CNN-Financial and Bloomberg TV. He is also a pro-active board member of several charitable organizations. He is a retired Lt. (Jg) U.S. Naval Reserves (USNR). Mr. Obolensky holds a B.A. in Engineering from Yale University. He currently resides in New York City.
Ivan Obolensky joined Scott Abraham and his team in April 2014.
Client Service Associate
Betty has had a long and successful career in the financial industry that began in 1979. She started working with Merrill Lynch as an operations and cashier specialist. Then in the early 1980s she worked with Shearson/American Express as well as Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a client associate. In 1983 she joined Advest, Inc., as a client associate and operations specialist.
She then accepted a position in February 2000 with Scott A. Abraham as a client associate in Advest’s Locust Valley, New York branch. By February 2006, Betty followed Scott and his team over to Raymond James & Associates.
Betty’s primary responsibilities include account servicing (checks, wires and direct deposits, IRA distributions, etc). She is also responsible for depositing certificates, and most importantly, making sure all accounts are operating smoothly and that all the required documentations are in place for each particular client's needs.
Betty resides in Glen Cove, NY with her two daughters.
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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