Stephen has a deep background in wealth management with over 33 years of industry experience. Currently he manages separate client portfolios where he employs a variety of strategies to emphasize risk adjusted returns while minimizing volatility.
Before joining Raymond James in 2013, he spent time with Jeffries, Merrill Lynch, Capital Institutional Services and BNP- Paribas in a senior sales or investment management capacity. In addition, Stephen was a partner at Coral Rock Investments a CTA managing foreign exchange as an asset class and President of BankBoston International where he had general management responsibility for the Edge Act entities in New York, Miami, Houston and Los Angeles.
Stephen attended Swarthmore College and Stanford University. In 1977 he was a member of Stanford’s NCAA championship tennis team.
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.
By the numbers*
- Approximately 7,100 financial advisors
- More than 2.9 million client accounts
- Over 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
- Approximately $604 billion in total client assets
- BBB1, positive outlook credit rating (S&P)
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 9/30/2016
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