Accolades

We work hard to be the premier investment firm – reaffirmed every day, by every associate. And that dedication results in client satisfaction, award-winning equity research, strong asset management performance, long-term corporate stability and a unique culture focused on the success of our advisors and their clients. Ours is a commitment you won’t find everywhere. And it’s a commitment our advisors, as well as the national media, find noteworthy.

2018

  • In October 2018, 12 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Working Mother magazine's Top Wealth Advisor Moms list.
  • In September 2018, Raymond James advisor Sacha Millstone was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in Invest in Others' Community Leadership Awards. Raymond James Financial was a finalist in the Corporate Philanthropy Award category. Seven other Raymond James-affiliated advisors received honorable mentions.
  • In September 2018, four Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.
  • In September 2018, 13 Raymond James-affiliated managers were named to On Wall Street's list of the Top 75 Branch Managers.
  • In August 2018, Raymond James Financial was named a Diversity Champion in InvestmentNews' Diversity & Inclusion Awards. Two individuals associated with Raymond James & Associates and Raymond James Financial Services were recognized as See It Be It Role Models.
  • In July 2018, 74 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' Top Next Generational Wealth Advisors list.
  • In July 2018six Raymond James RIA partners were named to Financial Times’ list of the Top 300 RIAs
  • In June 2018, four professionals affiliated with Raymond James were named to InvestmentNews' annual 40 Under 40 list.
  • In June 2018, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.
  • In June 2018, Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with five International Deal of the Year awards from The M&A Advisor for its role in four advisory transactions.
  • In May 2018, Raymond James was named a finalist in Wealth Management's Industry Awards for the firm's Advisor Mastery Program and Longevity Planning initiative.
  • In May 2018, seven Raymond James-affiliated managers were named to Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 25 Program Managers.
  • In May 2018, eight Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' list of America's Top Women Wealth Advisors.
  • In May 2018, Raymond James was ranked 58 on Forbes' list of America's Best Employers.
  • In April 2018, Chairman Emeritus Tom James was honored by InvestmentNews as an "Icon" at the 2018 "Icons and Innovators" Awards.
  • In April 2018, Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with two deal-of-the-year awards at The M&A Advisor annual Turnaround Awards: "Professional Services (B-To-B) Deal of the Year" and "Restructuring Community Impact Deal of the Year."
  • In April 2018, three advisors with Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James, were named to Barron's list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors.
  • In March 2018, Raymond James received two awards from the Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA): the Technology Innovation Award and the Diversity Award.
  • In March 2018, 30 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Financial Times' "FT 400" list of the top financial advisors.
  • In March 201855 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's list of the Top Advisors by State.
  • In February 2018, 124 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' inaugural Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.
  • In January 2018, six advisors were named to On Wall Street's list of the Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40.
  • In January 2018, Raymond James was named to Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies in the securities/asset management category.

2017

  • In December 2017, 24 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 100 Bank Advisors.
  • In November 2017, Raymond James executive Bella Allaire and financial advisor Sacha Millstone were named to InvestmentNews' Women to Watch.
  • In October 2017, Raymond James' Practice Management was named a winner in Wealth Management's Industry Awards.
  • In October 2017, seven Raymond James advisors were named to Working Mother magazine's inaugural list of the Top Wealth Advisor Moms.
  • In September 2017, four Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.
  • In September 2017, 14 Raymond James advisors were named to Forbes' list of America's Top Wealth Advisors.
  • In September 2017, 16 Raymond James advisors were named to Financial Times' FT 401 list, which recognizes top retirement advisors in the country.
  • In July 2017, six Raymond James RIA partners were named to Financial Times' list of the Top 300 RIAs.
  • In July 2017, 17 Raymond James advisors were named to Forbes' list of America's Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors.
  • In June 2017, two Raymond James professionals were named to InvestmentNews’ annual 40 Under 40 list.
  • In June 2017, six Raymond James branch managers were named to On Wall Street’s list of the Top 100 Branch Managers.
  • In June 2017, five Raymond James advisors were named to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.
  • In May 2017, nine Raymond James-affiliated program managers were named to Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 25 Program Managers.
  • In April 2017, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's 2017 list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors.
  • In March 2017, Raymond James received the Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award for the fifth consecutive year. This year, the firm was recognized for its new Advisor Mobile application. 
  • In March 2017, 32 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Financial Times “FT 400” list of top financial advisors.
  • In March 2017, 56 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s Top Advisors Ranking.
  • In February 2017, nine Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Women Advisors.

2016

  • In December 2016, 29 Raymond James Financial Institutions Division advisors were named to Bank Investment Consultant’s list of the Top 100 Bank Advisors.
  • In November 2016, Raymond James advisor Margaret Starner was named to InvestmentNews’ list of the top 20 Women to Watch.
  • In September 2016, seven Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Financial TimesFT 401” list of top retirement advisors.
  • In August 2016, four Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors list.
  • In August 2016, 11 Raymond James advisors were named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.
  • In June 2016, Raymond James technology was named a finalist in WealthManagement.com’s Industry Awards for the firm’s Client Reporting application.
  • In June 2016, Raymond James Network for Women Advisors’ Michelle Lynch and Raymond James-affiliated advisor Darin Robert Shebesta were named to InvestmentNews’ Top 40 Under 40 list.
  • In June 2016, 5 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Barron’s list of 2016 Top Women Financial Advisors.
  • In June 2016, Raymond James was named to the Fortune 500 list.
  • In May 2016, 6 Raymond James FID-affiliated program managers were named to Bank Investment Consultant's list of Top 20 Program Managers
  • In April 2016, Raymond James received an award for "Best ETF Offering" in the independent broker/dealer category from ETF.com.
  • In March 2016, 24 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Financial Times “FT 400” list of top financial advisors.
  • In March 2016, Raymond James received the Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award for the fourth consecutive year. This year, the firm was recognized for its new Client Reporting system.
  • In March 2016, 36 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s list of America’s Top Advisors.
  • In February 2016, two Raymond James-affiliated advisors were recognized by Bank Investment Consultant as Rising Stars of the Bank Channel.
  • In January 2016, 14 Raymond James & Associates financial advisors were named to On Wall Street’s list of the Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40. To view the full ranking, click here.

2015

  • In December 2015, Raymond James & Associates ranked first for advisor satisfaction on WealthManagement.com’s 2015 Broker Report Card.
  • In December 2015, eight advisors affiliated with Raymond James' Financial Institutions Division were named to Bank Investment Consultant’s list of the Top 50 Bank Advisors.
  • In December 2015, Raymond James-affiliated advisor Judith McGee was one of four financial advisors named to Research magazine's 2015 Advisor Hall of Fame. McGee joins 13 other Raymond James advisors, who since 2006 have earned this recognition.
  • In September 2015, one of Raymond James Tax Credit Funds’ syndicated properties was named a winner in the AHF Readers’ Choice Awards.
  • In September 2015, Raymond James’ Practice Intelligence was named a winner in WealthManagement.com’s inaugural Industry Awards.
  • In August 2015, four Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’sTop 100 Independent Wealth Advisors” list.
  • In July 2015, InvestmentNews and Invest In Others recognized seven Raymond James-affiliated advisors through the 2015 Community Leadership Awards. One was named a finalist and six received honorable mentions.
  • In June 2015, Raymond James branch manager Joel Burstein and Raymond James-affiliated advisor Sean Deviney were named to InvestmentNews’ Top 40 Under 40 list.
  • In June 2015, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’sTop 100 Women Financial Advisors” list.
  • In May 2015, eleven Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Financial Times’ list of the Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors.
  • In May 2015, Bank Investment Consultant named its Top 20 Program Managers, six of whom are affiliated with Raymond James’ Financial Institutions Division. Seven other Raymond James-affiliated program managers were named among the top 50.
  • In May 2015, Raymond James-affiliated advisor Lynn Phillips-Gaines was named to WealthManagement.com’s 2015 list of Advisors with Heart.
  • In May 2015, Raymond James branch manager Frank Amigo was recognized as one of the top 10 branch managers in the industry by On Wall Street.
  • In April 2015, two Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to REP. magazine’s 2015 list of the top 25 women-owned RIA firms.
  • In March 2015, 24 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Financial Times “FT 400” list of top financial advisors.
  • In March 2015, eight Raymond James branch managers were named to On Wall Street’s list of the Top 100 Branch Managers.
  • In February 2015, one Raymond James-affiliated advisor and two Raymond James teams were named to PLANADVISER’S Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisors list.
  • In February 2015, 31 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were recognized by Barron’s as top advisors in the nation.
  • In January 2015, 12 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to REP. magazine’s list of the Top 50 NextGen IBD Advisors.

2014

  • In December 2014, Raymond James Financial was named the Benefactor of the Year and the large company category winner at the 2014 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
  • In December 2014, seven advisors affiliated with Raymond James' Financial Institutions Division were named to Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 50 Bank Advisors.
  • In November 2014, Raymond James Investment Banking won three “Deal of the Year” awards from M&A Advisor.
  • In November 2014, Raymond James-affiliated advisor Sally Law was one of five financial advisors named to Research magazine's 2014 Advisor Hall of Fame. Law joins 12 other Raymond James advisors, who since 2006 have earned this recognition.
  • In November 2014, Raymond James advisor Margaret Starner was named to Financial Times' Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list.
  • In September 2014, two Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to WealthManagement.com’s 2014 list of Wealth Advisors with Heart.
  • In September 2014, InvestmentNews and Invest in Others recognized nine Raymond James-affiliated advisors through the 2014 Community Leadership Awards. Two advisors were named winners, two were named finalists and five received honorable mentions.
  • In September 2014, Financial Planning ranked Raymond James the top independent broker-dealer for women.
  • In August 2014, two Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors” list.
  • In June 2014, Yellowstone Partners, a registered investment advisor and a custodial client of Raymond James Financial's Investment Advisors Division, was named to the Financial Times' list of the Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors.
  • In June 2014, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Women Advisors” list.
  • In May 2014, Bank Investment Consultant named its Top 20 Program Managers, four of whom are affiliated with Raymond James’ Financial Institutions Division. Two other Raymond James-affiliated advisors received honorable mentions.
  • In March 2014, Raymond James was honored with the Golden Hammer Award and named “Habitat Partner of the Year” by Habitat of Pinellas County.
  • In March 2014, 10 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Financial Times “FT 400” List of Top Financial Advisors.
  • In March 2014, Raymond James received the Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award for the firm’s Client Center.
  • In February 2014, Fortune magazine named Raymond James Financial among the most admired securities companies in the world.
  • In February 2014, 33 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were recognized by Barron’s as the top advisors in the nation.
  • In February 2014, 12 Raymond James-affiliated branch managers were named to On Wall Street’s list of the Top Branch Managers of 2013.
  • In January 2014, Raymond James was featured as the Company of the Week by the Financial Services Roundtable organization for the firm’s annual “Sack Hunger” campaign.

2013

  • In December 2013, M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” and Jim Bunn, co-head of the Technology Services group, as “M&A Dealmaker of the Year” at its annual M&A Advisor.
  • In December 2013, Raymond James Financial was named a winner in Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
  • In December 2013, seven advisors affiliated with Raymond James’ Financial Institutions Division were named to Bank Investment Consultant’s list of the Top 50 Bank Advisors.
  • In November 2013, maintaining a multi-year tradition, Raymond James advisors were named to Research magazine’s 2013 Advisor Hall of Fame. Drew Bilotta and Shelly Church were two of five advisors recognized for this significant achievement. Bilotta and Church join ten other Raymond James FAs who, since 2006, have also earned this prestigious recognition.
  • In October 2013, the Raymond James Investment Banking practice was named “M&A Investment Banker Team of the Year” at the Americas M&A Atlas Awards gala presented by Global M&A Network. In total, Raymond James won four awards, more than any other firm.
  • In October 2013, M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice a finalist for 18 awards spanning 15 separate categories for its 12th annual M&A Advisor Awards.
  • In October 2013, Raymond James was honored with a CandE (Candidate Experience Award) from Talent Board.
  • In October 2013, Raymond James was recognized as the Company of the Week by the Financial Services Roundtable organization for the firm’s charitable giving and volunteer efforts through the Raymond James Cares program.
  • In August 2013, two Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors” list.
  • In August 2013, Executive Chairman Tom James was recognized with the 2013 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the school’s highest honor. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to their companies and communities while upholding the highest standards and values.
  • In July 2013, Alper Cetingok, managing director and co-head of the security, defense and government services investment banking practice at Raymond James, was named a 40 Under 40 Dealmaker by The M&A Advisor.
  • In March 2013, Fortune magazine ranked Raymond James Financial the fifth most admired securities company in the world.
  • In March 2013, Raymond James received the Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award for the firm’s Goal Planning & Monitoring software.
  • In February 2013, Raymond James was named the best real estate investment banking practice in the world for the second consecutive year on Global Finance magazine’s World’s Best Investment Banks 2013 list.

2012

  • In December 2012, Raymond James’ client brokerage statement was rated “Excellent” for the sixth year in a row by independent measurement expert DALBAR. Raymond James’ total score of 85.75 positioned the firm fourth overall and ahead of the 80.95 industry average and such competitors as Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, UBS, LPL and Fidelity.
  • In December 2012, Raymond James Financial was recognized as one of the top three large companies in Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
  • In December 2012, Raymond James & Associates finished second and scored high marks in REP. magazine’s annual Brokerage Report Card Survey. RJA had an overall score of 9.1 out of 10.
  • In September 2012, Raymond James was recognized as Company of the Week by The Financial Services Roundtable for the firm’s successful Raymond James Cares campaign.
  • In March 2012, Fortune magazine ranked Raymond James Financial the fourth most admired securities company in the world for the second consecutive year.
  • In February 2012, Raymond James was named the best real estate investment banking practice in the world on Global Finance magazine’s World’s Best Investment Banks 2012 list.

2011

  • In December 2011, Raymond James’ client brokerage statement was rated “Excellent” for the fifth year in a row by independent measurement expert DALBAR. Raymond James’ total score of 86.25 positioned the firm fourth overall and ahead of the 81.25 industry average and such competitors as Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, UBS, LPL and Fidelity.
  • In December 2011, Raymond James & Associates topped Registered Rep.’s “Annual Broker Report Card” for the second year in a row with advisors rating the firm 9.3 out of 10.
  • In May 2011, Raymond James was named Top Full Service Broker in SmartMoney’s 2011 Broker Survey. Marking the third time in four years that Raymond James earned top honors, the firm ranked above Edward Jones, Wells Fargo, UBS, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
  • In April 2011, Raymond James was selected by Forbes as one of the “Best Companies in the World” in its annual Global 2,000 ranking. Raymond James ranked No. 1,735.
  • In April 2011, Raymond James Investment Banking group was awarded Energy Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor, for its work on the public offering of ECA Marcellus Trust | Royalty Trust Securities.
  • In April 2011, Raymond James placed eighth in the St. Petersburg Times “Top Places to Work in Tampa Bay 2011” in the large company category,
  • In March 2011, Fortune magazine ranked Raymond James Financial the fourth most admired securities company in the world.
  • In February 2011, Raymond James was recognized by the Women’s Executive Leadership for gender diversity in the board room.
  • In 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.
  • In January 2011, for the second time in three years, Greenwich Associates gave Raymond James top marks in its “Small/Mid Cap Portfolio Manager Study.” The firm was named the quality leader in two categories: U.S. Equity Research and Analyst Service (Small and Mid-Cap Funds) and U.S. Equity Sales Quality (Small and Mid-Cap Funds). Overall, Raymond James ranked fifth in the study and third among top research sources.

2010

  • In 2010, Raymond James received a perfect score on the 2011 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
  • In 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.
  • In 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.
  • In October 2010, Raymond James & Associates placed second in the J.D. Power and Associates employee advisor survey, scoring highest in compensation and perception of firm performance. Raymond James Financial Services placed third in the independent advisor survey, scoring highest in firm performance, products for clients and usefulness of the firm’s investment research.
  • In June 2010, four Raymond James advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Women Advisors” list and 12 Raymond James Financial Institutions Division advisors dominated Bank Investment Consultant’s annual “Top 20 Program Managers” list.
  • In April 2010, Raymond James was recognized as “Middle Market Investment Bank of the Year” in Buyouts magazine’s “2010 Deal of the Year Yearbook.” The Thomson Reuters publication cited Raymond James’ advisory role in 30 buy- and sell-side transactions with an aggregate value of more than $3 billion in 2009 alone.

2009

  • In 2009, Raymond James received a perfect score on the 2009 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
  • In the June 2009 SmartMoney Annual Broker Survey, Raymond James was named best full-service broker for the second consecutive year, once again receiving top ratings for customer satisfaction and account statements.

2008

  • In December 2008, Raymond James was selected as a 2008 Greenwich Associates Quality Leader. The firm was selected for demonstrated excellence in: Overall Research and Analyst Service Quality.
  • In 2008, Raymond James was ranked “Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM.
  • In 2008, Raymond James Financial was the only major investment services firm to be named to Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Most Trusted Companies,” and in December 2008, Raymond James was named one of Forbes magazine’s “400 Best Big Companies in America” – for the seventh time.
  • In 2008, Raymond James was ranked “Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms in a Tie” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudySM.
  • In June 2008 SmartMoney Annual Broker Survey, Raymond James clinched first place among full-service brokers, receiving top ratings for customer satisfaction and account statements.
    In 2008, Raymond James was once again listed “Among the Best 100 Places To Work in IT” by ComputerWorld magazine, which cited benefits, training, employee retention, diversity and career development among the criteria considered.
  • In 2008, Raymond James received a perfect score on the 2009 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.

2007

  • In 2007, Raymond James ranked 16th in BusinessWeek’s “Customer Service Elite,” measuring customer service across all industries.
  • In 2007, Raymond James’ client statements were ranked third among those of 28 firms by independent researcher Dalbar, Inc. IDG.
  • In 2007, Raymond James was recognized as one of InfoWorld’s Top 100 companies for having made the best use of technology to enhance its business.

 

The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting and empowering financial advisors who invest in others by giving back to their communities with overwhelming generosity. The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms in communities across the country and around the world. Advisors are nominated by their peers for actively giving back to non-profits to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. There are five award categories for advisors and two for financial services companies. Invest in Others received hundreds of nominations this year and winners were selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a non-profit and the community it serves. Nominations were blindly reviewed by a diverse panel of judges representing industry associations and national media outlets. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors paid a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Invest in Others.

Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC. SHOOK Research considered wealth advisors who are mothers with at least one child living at home and under the age of 18. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Working Mother or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. For more information, see www.SHOOKresearch.com.

September 2018, Barron's list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.
Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors,” September 2018.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

September 4, On Wall Street’s list of the Top 75 Branch Managers.
On Wall Street highlights the Top 75 branch managers with their Annual Branch Manager Awards. This year's accolades fall to 75 honorees that have been nominated by their firms and then selected by the editors of the magazine. Nominees must be employees at a major, leading brokerage firm and are evaluated on leadership, dedication to superior client service and their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors. The final honorees were selected by a panel of judges: Isabella Cagnazzo Fonseca, wealth management consultant at research firm Aite Group; David Lo, associate partner and head of U.S. client insight at consulting firm Scorpio Partnership; and Marina Shtyrkov, research analyst at Cerulli Associates, a research firm. Raymond James is not affiliated with On Wall Street, Isabella Cagnazzo Fonseca, David Lo, Marina Shtyrkov, or the organizations these individuals represent. This recognitions may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this recognitions.

Nominees for the See it Be it Roll Models must currently be working as financial planners, registered representatives or registered investment advisers, or as industry professionals in a role that supports financial advisers.  Judges will consider demonstrations of leadership, business achievements and examples of being a role model or inspiring others from diverse backgrounds to succeed in the financial advice profession.  Nominees for the Diversity Champion must be firms that serve the financial advice profession.  This recognition recognizes firms that work with or support the financial adviser community, such as broker-dealers, custodians, asset managers, insurance firms, fintech companies, educational institutions and other industry organizations, for their efforts to foster diversity and inclusion within their own firms or within the financial advice profession. These awards can recognize a firm’s internal program to improve diversity, an external campaign to improve financial literacy among diverse groups, published research or other writings showing the impact of diversity and inclusion, or other successful efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the financial advice business. InvestmentNews received over 200 nominations in for all six of the Diversity & Inclusion awards and selected 14 individuals for the See it Be It Roll Models and 12 firms as recipients for the Diversity Champion award.  The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating nor is Raymond James affiliated with InvestmentNews.

Forbes list of "America's Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors / Top Millennial Advisors 2018 “Data provided by  SHOOKTM Research, LLC Data as of 3/31/2018. SHOOK Research considered advisors born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience. Advisors have built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Out of 5,832 advisors considered, 1000 made the final list in 2018. For more information see www.SHOOKresearch.com.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement ,and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond james nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. 1Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances. 2Advisors are judged on individual contribution but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors. 3Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances.

The Financial Times FT 300 Registered Investment Advisors 2018 award had about 39.5% of the 760 advisor applicants being recognized as a Registered Investment Advisor. The FT used the database of RIAs who are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and selected those practices reporting to the SEC that had $300 million or more in assets under management, and no more than 75% of the AUM with institutional clients.  Additionally, the firm must be independent (not the RIA arm of a broker dealer for example).  Qualifying RIA firms filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave more information about their practices. That information was augmented with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on six broad factors: advisor assets under management, AUM growth rate, the firm's years in operation, advisors' industry certifications (CFA, etc.), compliance record, and online accessibility. AUM and asset growth comprise roughly 80 percent to 90 percent of each RIA's score.  Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of RIA's from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

June 2018,The M&A Advisor deal of the year awards

Winners at the 10th annual International M&A Awards were selected from a pool of more than 250 companies, representing every major market in the world, by an independent judging committee of 23 top cross-border M&A industry experts. The annual International Awards are the benchmark for crossborder deal-making excellence and recognize the leading cross-border M&A deals, restructurings, and financings conducted between the United States and other markets; as well as products and services, firms and professionals active in deals between the United States and other markets.

June 2018, InvestmentNews 40 Under 40.

Each year Investment News recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 based on factors including accomplishment to date, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. Approximately 1000 nominees were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. The nominations are read and vetted by an internal group of editors and reporters at InvestmentNews. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews is not affiliated with Raymond James.

June 2018, Barron's list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” 2018 Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

May 2018, Wealth Management's Industry Awards for the firm's Advisor Mastery Program and Longevity Planning initiative.

The Wealth Management Industry Awards are based upon completion of a nomination application. For the 2018 awards, more than 600 entries were received from nearly 250 companies.Firms nominate their initiatives created to help advisors better do their jobs. Firms can submit their initiative nominations for one of 19 award categories, some of these award categories include sub-category awards. A panel of 11 industry professionals which includes individuals from industry publications, industry consulting firms and brokerage/advisory firms are selected to vet the finalists and vote on a winner or winners for a particular category or sub-category award. The honorees were chosen for the Technology award based upon the following methodology: 1) A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology. 2)  Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, and customizations. 3) Criteria include quantitative measures such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, and feature set, along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, and new methods of delivery.   The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Awards are subdivided into seven sub category awards including, Corporate Social Responsibility/Diversity, Practice Management , Technology , Service, Transition Support , Social Media Leadership  and Thought Leadership. Eight nominations were received in 2016 for The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Technology Award with two winners selected. Raymond James was bestowed with this award for their client reporting initiative. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James has not paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.

May 2018,Forbes' list of America's Best Employers

Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the companies liked best by employees. The ranking is divided into two lists: one for the top large companies with more than 5,000 U.S. employees, and another for the top midsize companies with 1,000 to 5,000. To determine the list, Statista surveyed 30,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own.

May 2018, Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 25 Program Managers.

To compile the Bank Investment Consultant (“BIC”) list, multiple variables were used and combined into a weighted average. Specifically, six factors were used: the number of advisors they oversee, team assets under management, annual team production, percentage growth in AUM, percentage growth in production and production‐per‐advisor. BIC calculated their own estimates for production‐per‐advisor based on other numbers submitted in their nomination process. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

May 2018, Forbes' list of America's Top Women Wealth Advisors.

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Ranking algorithm is based on quality of practice, including: telephone and in‐person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on the ranking. Research Summary (as of April 2018): 22,146 nominations were received, based on thresholds (7,435 women). 6,461 advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 6,104 advisors were interviewed by telephone. 1,210 advisors were interviewed in‐person at the advisors’ location. Final list of the top 250 advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

April 2018, Barron's list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors.

Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors,” April 2018. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.

April 2018,M&A Turnaround Awards

The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards celebrate restructuring excellence, recognizing the leading distressed M&A transactions, restructuring, refinancing, products and services, firms and
professionals in the United States and international markets. The award winners represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2017. The nominations, representing over 250 participating companies, were judged by an independent jury of industry experts. The professional services (B-to-B) deal of the year award is judged based on challenges, unique
attributes, activities of the team, and the benefits to the company and other stakeholders.

April 2018, InvestmentNews Icons & Innovators

Determined by the InvestmentNews editorial team and input from InvestmentNews readers, the two icons named in the 2018 “Icons and Innovators” awards are those who have made profound
and consistent contributions to the success and advancement of the financial advice profession.

March 2018, Financial Times' "FT 400" list of the top financial advisors.

The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking.  In 2018, roughly 880 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (45.5wea%).  The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

March 2018, BISA 

The Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award is designed to recognize leadership in the advancement of the financial services industry's products, services and
platforms through technology innovation. This award highlights companies for their commitment to advancements in technology-based solutions for the industry. Candidacy for the 2018 Technology
Innovation Award is limited to products launched in 2017 and is open to BISA Leadership members, as well as Associate and Associate Plus members. The BISA Diversity Award annually recognizes the successful diversity efforts of organizations from the financial industry. The award is presented by BISA to recognize member firms that demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and results in diversity management. The Awards Committee is comprised of BISA’s Diversity Committee and Emeritus Directors who carefully review each submission.

March 2018, Barron’s list of the Top Advisors by State.

The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment-picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.

February 2018, Forbes' inaugural Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of 7 years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of 21,138 advisors nominated by their firms, 2,213 received the award. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.  Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.

January 2018,Fortune's Most Admired Companies

Fortune collaborated with their partner Korn Ferry Hay Group on this survey of corporate reputations. Beginning with a universe of about 1,500 candidates: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more, they then winnowed the assortment to the highest-revenue companies in each industry, a total of 680 in 28 countries. The top-rated companies were picked from that pool of 680; the executives who voted work at the companies in that group. To
determine the best-regarded companies in 51 industries, Korn Ferry Hay Group asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

January 2018, On Wall Street's list of the Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40.

Each year On Wall Street ranks the highest-producing advisers in wealth management who are under 40. Several hundred candidates were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. Finalists had to be no older than 39 as of Dec. 31, 2016 and be employed at a major, leading regional brokerage firm. Trailing 12-month production as of 9/30/16 is then used to compile the ranking. AUM may also be taken into account. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. On Wall Street is not affiliated with Raymond James.

December 2017, Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 100 Bank Advisors.

To compile the list, multiple variables were combined into one composite score.  The six categories used are: (1) assets under management; (2) trailing-12 month production; (3) percentage  increase in AUM from the previous year; (4) percentage increase in T-12 production;  (5) amount of fee business; and (6) the ratio of   production-per-AUM. (Note: 2015 AUM was defined as the amount an advisor had as of Aug. 31, 2016. Likewise, for T-12 production, the 12-month period ending Aug. 31, 2016 was used.)  The nominees were ranked by each of the six categories and then six different scores were calculated based on where they ranked.  Those six scores were used to compile the final list. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

November 2017, InvestmentNews' Women to Watch.

InvestmentNews Women to Watch submissions were accepted and reviewed based on the following criteria: demonstration of success and leadership, power to effect change, willingness to share expertise and community service. Several hundred were nominated by their firms and the top 20 selected by the Investment news staff.  The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Investment News is not affiliated with Raymond James.

 October 2017, Wealth Management's Industry Awards.

The Wealth Management Industry Awards are based upon completion of a nomination application. For the 2017 awards, more than 600 entries were received from nearly 250 companies.Firms nominate their initiatives created to help advisors better do their jobs. Firms can submit their initiative nominations for one of 19 award categories, some of these award categories include sub-category awards. A panel of 11 industry professionals which includes individuals from industry publications, industry consulting firms and brokerage/advisory firms are selected to vet the finalists and vote on a winner or winners for a particular category or sub-category award. The honorees were chosen for the Technology award based upon the following methodology: 1) A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology. 2)  Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, and customizations. 3) Criteria include quantitative measures such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, and feature set, along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, and new methods of delivery.   The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Awards are subdivided into seven sub category awards including, Corporate Social Responsibility/Diversity, Practice Management , Technology , Service, Transition Support , Social Media Leadership  and Thought Leadership. Eight nominations were received in 2016 for The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Technology Award with two winners selected. Raymond James was bestowed with this award for their client reporting initiative. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James has not paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.

October 2017, Working Mother magazine's inaugural list of the Top Wealth Advisor Moms.

“Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC as of 7/17.The Working Mother and SHOOK research ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data. SHOOK Research considered wealth advisers who are mothers with at least one child living at home and under the age of 18 with a minimum 5 years of industry experience. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisers rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisers or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Research Summary (as of July 2017): 19,616 Advisor nominations were received, based on thresholds. 4,486 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 4,591 Advisors were interviewed by telephone. 893 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors’ location. Final list of the top 200 Advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Working Mother or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

September 2017, Barron's list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors,” DATE, 2017.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

 September 2017, Forbes' list of America's Top Wealth Advisors.

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Ranking algorithm is based on quality of practice, including: telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on the ranking. Research Summary (as of September 2017): 19,872 Advisor nominations were received, based on thresholds. 4,504 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 4,432 Advisors were interviewed by telephone. 923 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors’ location. Final list of the top 250 Advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

September 2017, Financial Times' FT 401 list

The Financial Times FT 401 Top Retirement Advisers award had 401 of the 550 advisor applicants being recognized as a Top Retirement Adviser. The FT asked large U.S. brokerages, independent advisors, and other wealth managers to identify qualified Direct Contribution (DC) plan advisor applicants. They partnered in research with Broadridge Financial Solutions who provided data from its proprietary databases that helped identify advisors who specialize in serving DC plans, including 401k, pensions and other DC accounts. Advisor applicants must have 20% or more of their total client assets in DC plans. Qualifying advisors filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave the FT more information about their practices. The FT augmented that information with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on seven broad factors: DC plan assets under management, DC plan AUM growth rate, DC plan growth rate, experience advising DC plans, the advisor’s industry certifications (CFP, etc.), compliance record, degree to which advisor specializes in the DC business, and estimated participation rate at client DC plans. Roughly 80 to 85 percent of the final score is based on DC plan AUM and growth in the DC plan business (measured by plan numbers and plan assets). Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT places a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. Neither the firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401 list. Inclusion on the FT 401 Top Retirement Adviser list is no guarantee as to future investment success. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, and is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance..  Raymond James is not affiliated with the Financial Times.

 July 2017, Financial Times' list of the Top 300 RIAs.

The Financial Times FT 300 Registered Investment Advisors 2017 award had about 41.1% of the 730 advisor applicants being recognized as a Registered Investment Advisor. The FT used the database of RIAs who are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and selected those practices reporting to the SEC that had $300 million or more in assets under management, and no more than 75% of the AUM with institutional clients.  Additionally, the firm must be independent (not the RIA arm of a broker dealer for example).  Qualifying RIA firms filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave more information about their practices. That information was augmented with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on six broad factors: advisor assets under management, AUM growth rate, the firm's years in operation, advisors' industry certifications (CFA, etc.), compliance record, and online accessibility. AUM and asset growth comprise roughly 80 percent to 90 percent of each RIA's score.  Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of RIA's from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

July 2017, Forbes list of America's Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors.

“Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLCD ata as of 3/31/17. SHOOK Research considered advisors born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience. Advisors have built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.  For more information see www.SHOOKresearch.com.  1Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances. 2Advisors are judged on individual contribution but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors. 3Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances.

June 2017, InvestmentNews’ annual 40 Under 40 list.

Each year Investment News recognizes 40 industry professions under the age of 40 based on factors including a proven track record of accomplishment, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. Over 800 nominees were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. The nominations are read and vetted by an internal group of editors and reporters at InvestmentNews. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews is not affiliated with Raymond James

June 2017, On Wall Street’s list of the Top 100 Branch Managers.

On Wall Street, in partnership with New York Life/Mainstay Investments, throws a spotlight on the top 100 mangers with their Annual Branch Manager Awards. This year's accolades fall to 100 Honorees that have been nominated by their firms and then selected by the editors of the magazine. Nominees must be employees at a major, leading brokerage firm and are evaluated on leadership, dedication to superior client service and their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors. The final honorees were selected by four judges: Research Directors, Bill Butterfield and Alois Pirker, of the Aite Group; Associate Director, Kenton Shirk, at Cerulli Associates, and Stewart Lee, CEO of LEE Training; based on a quantitative and qualitative review of data from two surveys, one filled out by persons making the nomination and the second by the nominee. Raymond James is not affiliated with On Wall Street, New York Life/Mainstay Investments, Bill Butterfield, Alois Pirker, Kenton Shirk, Stewart Lee, or the organizations these individuals represent. This recognitions may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this recognitions.

June 2017, Barron’s list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

May 2017, Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 25 Program Managers.

The winners were ranked on several criteria, including the number of advisers they oversee, team assets under management, percentage growth in team production, and production per adviser. Variables used account for size, as well as metrics that capture growth and efficiency. That way, Bank Investment Consultant recognizes well-rounded professionals, as opposed to those who excel in one area but fall short in others. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Bank Investment Consultant’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

April 2017, Barron's 2017 list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors,” 2017.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

March 2017, Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award

The Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award is designed to recognize leadership in the advancement of the financial services industry's products, services and platforms through technology innovation. This award highlights companies for their commitment to advancements in technology-based solutions for the industry. Candidacy for the 2017 Technology Innovation Award is limited to products launched in 2016 and is open to BISA Leadership members, as well as Associate and Associate Plus members. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award. BISA is not affiliated with Raymond James.

March 2017, Financial Times “FT 400” list of top financial advisors.

The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking.  In 2017, roughly 790 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (50.6%).  The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James. 2017 # of applicants: roughly 790 applications received; 50.6% (400) were selected for the final list.

March 2017, Barron’s Top Advisors Ranking.

The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment-picking abilities. Raymond James is not affiliated with Barron’s Top Advisors Ranking and neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

February 2017, Forbes’ list of America’s Top Women Advisors.

America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking.

December 2016, Bank Investment Consultant’s list of the Top 100 Bank Advisors.

To compile the list, multiple variables were combined into one composite score.  The six categories used are: (1) assets under management; (2) trailing-12 month production; (3) percentage  increase in AUM from the previous year; (4) percentage increase in T-12 production;  (5) amount of fee business; and (6) the ratio of   production-per-AUM. (Note: 2015 AUM was defined as the amount an advisor had as of Aug. 31, 2016. Likewise, for T-12 production, the 12-month period ending Aug. 31, 2016 was used.)  The nominees were ranked by each of the six categories and then six different scores were calculated based on where they ranked.  Those six scores were used to compile the final list. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

November 2016, InvestmentNews’ list of the top 20 Women to Watch.

InvestmentNews Women to Watch submissions were accepted and reviewed based on the following criteria: demonstration of success and leadership, power to effect change, willingness to share expertise and community service. Several hundred were nominated by their firms and the top 20 selected by the Investment news staff.  The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Investment News is not affiliated with Raymond James.

September 2016, Financial Times “FT 401” list of top retirement advisors.

The Financial Times FT 401 Top Retirement Advisers award had 401 of the 550 advisor applicants being recognized as a Top Retirement Adviser. The FT asked large U.S. brokerages, independent advisors, and other wealth managers to identify qualified Direct Contribution (DC) plan advisor applicants. They partnered in research with Broadridge Financial Solutions who provided data from its proprietary databases that helped identify advisors who specialize in serving DC plans, including 401k, pensions and other DC accounts. Advisor applicants must have 20% or more of their total client assets in DC plans. Qualifying advisors filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave the FT more information about their practices. The FT augmented that information with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on seven broad factors: DC plan assets under management, DC plan AUM growth rate, DC plan growth rate, experience advising DC plans, the advisor’s industry certifications (CFP, etc.), compliance record, degree to which advisor specializes in the DC business, and estimated participation rate at client DC plans. Roughly 80 to 85 percent of the final score is based on DC plan AUM and growth in the DC plan business (measured by plan numbers and plan assets). Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT places a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. Neither the firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401 list. Inclusion on the FT 401 Top Retirement Adviser list is no guarantee as to future investment success. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, and is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance..  Raymond James is not affiliated with the Financial Times.

August 2016, Barron’s Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors list.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors,” DATE, 2017.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

August 2016, Forbes’ list of America’s Top Wealth Advisors.

The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Ranking algorithm is based on quality of practice, including: telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on the ranking. Research Summary (as of July 2016): 11,235 Advisor nominations were received, based on thresholds. 4,000 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 2,500 Advisors were interviewed by telephone. 425 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors’ location. Final list of the top 200 Advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

June 2016, WealthManagement.com’s Industry Awards for the firm’s Client Reporting application.

.Firms nominate their initiatives created to help advisors better do their jobs. Firms can submit their initiative nominations for one of 19 award categories, some of these award categories include sub-category awards. A panel of 11 industry professionals which includes individuals from industry publications, industry consulting firms and brokerage/advisory firms are selected to vet the finalists and vote on a winner or winners for a particular category or sub-category award. The honorees were chosen for the Technology award based upon the following methodology: 1) A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology. 2)  Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, and customizations. 3) Criteria include quantitative measures such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, and feature set, along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, and new methods of delivery.   The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Awards are subdivided into seven sub category awards including, Corporate Social Responsibility/Diversity, Practice Management , Technology , Service, Transition Support , Social Media Leadership  and Thought Leadership. Eight nominations were received in 2016 for The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Technology Award with two winners selected. Raymond James was bestowed with this award for their client reporting initiative. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James has not paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Raymond James is not affiliated with WealthManagement.com’s Industry Awards.

June 2016, InvestmentNews’ Top 40 Under 40 list.

Each year Investment News recognizes 40 industry professions under the age of 40 based on factors including a proven track record of accomplishment, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. Over 800 nominees were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. The nominations are read and vetted by an internal group of editors and reporters at InvestmentNews. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews is not affiliated with Raymond James.

June 2016, Barron’s list of 2016 Top Women Financial Advisors.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

June 2016, Fortune 500 list.

Fortune ranking based on an average score of nine key attributes of reputation: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services, and global competitiveness. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Fortune is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

May 2016, Bank Investment Consultant's list of Top 20 Program Managers

To compile the list, multiple variables were used and combined into a weighted average. Specifically, six factors were used: (1) total team assets under management; (2) growth of team assets; (3) growth of team annual production; (4) average production per advisor; (5) number of full-time advisors the program manager directly supervises; and (6) number of licensed branch employees (LBE) under their supervision. The number of LBEs didn’t get as much weight as the other variables. Also, in some cases, estimates of production-per-advisor were used by dividing team production by the average number of advisors year-over-year. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

April 2016, "Best ETF Offering" in the independent broker/dealer category from ETF.com.

The award recognized Raymond James for its broad range of ETF offerings and its new ETF-only portfolios, which offer investors low-cost, broad-based exposure to the ETF market. In making the announcement, ETF.com noted that each finalist was judged based on that firm’s research, data, tools, trading capabilities and its education for advisors and investors. In the category, Raymond James bested finalists Ameriprise, LPL and Securities America. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. ETF.com is not affiliated with Raymond James.

March 2016, Financial Times “FT 400” list of top financial advisors.

The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking.  In 2016, roughly 980 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (40.8%). The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

March 2016, Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award

The Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award is designed to recognize leadership in the advancement of the financial services industry's products, services and platforms through technology innovation. This award highlights companies for their commitment to advancements in technology-based solutions for the industry. Candidacy for the 2016 Technology Innovation Award is limited to products launched in 2016 and is open to BISA Leadership members, as well as Associate and Associate Plus members. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award. BISA is not affiliated with Raymond James.

March 2016,  Barron’s list of America’s Top Advisors.

Source: Barron’s “America’s Top Advisors,” 2016.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

February 2016, Bank Investment Consultant as Rising Stars of the Bank Channel.

Banks and broker-dealers were asked to submit the bank advisors they considered their "rising stars." These advisors are all either under 30, or have been in the business less than five years (to account for career-changers).The editorial staff at Bank Investment Consultant then sifted through the nominations and made the final determination. Here are our final eight. Unlike our signature rankings such as the BIC Top 50 or the Top Program Managers, this list is purely qualitative and subjective, but these advisors have the characteristics that we feel point to ongoing success in the industry. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Bank Investment Consultant is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

January 2016, On Wall Street’s list of the Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40.

Each year On Wall Street ranks the highest-producing advisers in wealth management who are under 40. Several hundred candidates were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. Finalists had to be no older than 39 as of Dec. 31, 2016 and be employed at a major, leading regional brokerage firm. Trailing 12-month production as of 9/30/16 is then used to compile the ranking. AUM may also be taken into account. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. On Wall Street is not affiliated with Raymond James.

December 2015, WealthManagement.com’s 2015 Broker Report Card.

Between Sept. 19 and Nov. 6, REP. magazine emailed invitations to participate in an online survey to print and web subscribers and advisors in the Meridian-IQ database at the six largest national brokerage firms. A total of 1,425 responses were received (Edward Jones: 113, Merrill Lynch: 115, Morgan Stanley: 104, Raymond James: 326, UBS: 252, and Wells Fargo Advisors: 515) and weighted. Brokers rated their current employer across almost 50 factors on a 1-to-10 scale, with 10 representing the highest level of satisfaction. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. On Wall Street is not affiliated with Raymond James.

December 2015, Bank Investment Consultant’s list of the Top 50 Bank Advisors.

To compile the list, multiple variables were combined into one composite score.  The six categories used

are: (1) assets under management; (2) trailing-12 month production; (3) percentage  increase in AUM from the previous year; (4) percentage increase in T-12 production;  (5) amount of fee business; and (6) the ratio of   production-per-AUM. (Note: 2015 AUM was defined as the amount an advisor had as of Aug. 31, 2015. Likewise, for T-12 production, the 12-month period ending Aug. 31, 2015 was used.)  The nominees were ranked by each of the six categories and then six different scores were calculated based on where they ranked.  Those six scores were used to compile the final list. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

December 2015, Research magazine's 2015 Advisor Hall of Fame.

Research magazine “Advisor Hall of Fame,”.Candidates who pass Research Magazine’s rigorous screens have served a minimum of 20 years in the industry, have acquired substantial assets under management, demonstrate superior client service and have earned recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession.  Investor experience/returns were not considered as part of this ranking. The finalists were determined by the wisdom and discernment of Research Magazine’s panel of three independent industry distinguished judges. This recognition may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this recognition. Research Magazine is not affiliated with Raymond James

September 2015, AHF Readers’ Choice Awards.

The AHF Reader’s Choice Awards looks at affordable housing developments from around the nation in 10 categories: Family; Green; Historic Rehab; Mixed-Use; Preservation; Public Housing Redevelopment; Rural; Seniors; Special-Needs; and Urban AHF then selects the finalists based on the following project characteristics: (1) Impact on the community by adding substantially to the affordable housing stock or improving the immediate social or economic fabric; (2) Role in overall community revitalization or social change; (3) Sets a new standard or pioneers a new method (taps new funding sources; demonstrates new efficiency in capital costs and/or maintenance/operating costs, etc.); (4) Employs cost-effective or innovative design and/or construction, including energy efficiency and sustainable development; (5) Offers outstanding social services for tenants; (6) Received broad community support, including state and local government financial assistance; (7) Addresses a unique challenge; (8) Demonstrates creative problem-solving; and (9)Evidence of cost-effectiveness, i.e., producing housing at substantially below-market rents or home prices, at a reasonable subsidy per unit. This recognition may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this recognition. RHF Reader’s Choice Awards is not affiliated with Raymond James

September 2015, WealthManagement.com’s inaugural Industry Awards.

The Wealth Management Industry Awards are based upon completion of a nomination application. Firms nominate their initiatives created to help advisors better do their jobs. Firms can submit their initiative nominations for one of 19 award categories, some of these award categories include sub-category awards. A panel of 11 industry professionals which includes individuals from industry publications, industry consulting firms and brokerage/advisory firms are selected to vet the finalists and vote on a winner or winners for a particular category or sub-category award. The honorees were chosen for the Technology award based upon the following methodology: 1) A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology. 2)  Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, and customizations. 3) Criteria include quantitative measures such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, and feature set, along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, and new methods of delivery.   The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Awards are subdivided into seven sub category awards including, Corporate Social Responsibility/Diversity, Practice Management , Technology , Service, Transition Support , Social Media Leadership  and Thought Leadership. Eight nominations were received in 2016 for The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Technology Award with two winners selected. Raymond James was bestowed with this award for their client reporting initiative. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James has not paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.

August 2015, Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors” list.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors,” DATE, 2017.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

July 2015, InvestmentNews and Invest In Others 2015 Community Leadership Awards.

The winners and finalists for the Invest in Others Awards actively worked to make a difference across a spectrum of causes. The advisors spent an average of 37 hours per month volunteering and together helped 1 million people annually. The companies these advisors work for, ranging from small advisory firms to large financial institutions, offered a variety of successful programs that creatively incentivize and encourage employees to give back, including generous matching gift programs and volunteer time off. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews and Invest In Others are not affiliated with Raymond James. 

June 2015, InvestmentNews’ Top 40 Under 40 list.

Each year Investment News recognizes 40 industry professions under the age of 40 based on factors including a proven track record of accomplishment, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. Over 800 nominees were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. The nominations are read and vetted by an internal group of editors and reporters at InvestmentNews. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews is not affiliated with Raymond James.

June 2015, Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” list.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

May 2015, Financial Times’ list of the Top 401 Retirement Plan Advisors.

The Financial Times FT 401 Top Retirement Advisers award had 401 of the 550 advisor applicants being recognized as a Top Retirement Adviser. The FT asked large U.S. brokerages, independent advisors, and other wealth managers to identify qualified Direct Contribution (DC) plan advisor applicants. They partnered in research with Broadridge Financial Solutions who provided data from its proprietary databases that helped identify advisors who specialize in serving DC plans, including 401k, pensions and other DC accounts. Advisor applicants must have 20% or more of their total client assets in DC plans. Qualifying advisors filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave the FT more information about their practices. The FT augmented that information with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on seven broad factors: DC plan assets under management, DC plan AUM growth rate, DC plan growth rate, experience advising DC plans, the advisor’s industry certifications (CFP, etc.), compliance record, degree to which advisor specializes in the DC business, and estimated participation rate at client DC plans. Roughly 80 to 85 percent of the final score is based on DC plan AUM and growth in the DC plan business (measured by plan numbers and plan assets). Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT places a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. Neither the firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401 list. Inclusion on the FT 401 Top Retirement Adviser list is no guarantee as to future investment success. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, and is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance..  Raymond James is not affiliated with the Financial Times.

May 2015, Bank Investment Consultant Top 20 Program Managers

To compile the list, multiple variables were used and combined into a weighted average. Specifically, six factors were used: (1) total team assets under management; (2) growth of team assets; (3) growth of team annual production; (4) average production per advisor; (5) number of full-time advisors the program manager directly supervises; and (6) number of licensed branch employees (LBE) under their supervision. The number of LBEs didn’t get as much weight as the other variables. Also, in some cases, estimates of production-per-advisor were used by dividing team production by the average number of advisors year-over-year. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

May 2015, WealthManagement.com’s 2015 list of Advisors with Heart.

Wealth Management.com (Registered Rep Magazine) selects men and women in the industry whose commitment to charitable causes goes beyond simply contributing funds to a worthy organization by honoring select nominees with a passion for the charitable projects that benefit the world around them. In order to be considered for this honor a nominee or a nominee’s firm submitted their name to Wealth Management.com.  The editors at the publication then vetted the entrants and issued a judgement based upon which industry professionals are doing the most interesting, beneficial charitable work in their communities. Approximately 100 nominations were received this year (2015), of those only 10 nominees were bestowed with this honor. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Neither the advisor nor Raymond James has paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.

May 2015, top 10 branch managers in the industry by On Wall Street.

Each year, On Wall Street honors the top 10 Branch Managers in the industry.  Several hundred candidates were considered, 100 nominees were selected and then the list was narrowed down to the top 10 chosen by a panel of independent judges based on a quantitative and qualitative review of data from two surveys, one filled out by persons making the nomination and the second by the nominee. Nominees must be employees at a major, leading brokerage firm and are evaluated on leadership, dedication to superior client service and their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. On Wall Street is not affiliated with Raymond James.

April 2015, REP. magazine’s 2015 list of the top 25 women-owned RIA firms.

Methodology: REP.’s Top 25 Women-Owned RIAs list was assembled using data from SEC filings and Meridian-IQ (in which Penton Media has a stake). Advisors are ranked by their firm’s total assets under management. To land on the list, female advisors were required to directly own at least 25 percent of the firm. Additionally, these women have at least some individual clients for whom they do financial planning, and have no more than 50 percent institutional clients. Finally, none of the RIAs on our list operates a broker/dealer or a bank, or is affiliated with an investment company. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. REP. Magazine is not affiliated with Raymond James.

March 2015, the Financial Times “FT 400” list of top financial advisors.

The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking.  In 2015, roughly 1,400 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (28.5%).  The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

March 2015, On Wall Street’s list of the Top 100 Branch Managers.

On Wall Street, in partnership with New York Life/Mainstay Investments, throws a spotlight on the top 100 mangers with their Annual Branch Manager Awards. This year's accolades fall to 100 Honorees that have been nominated by their firms and then selected by the editors of the magazine. Nominees must be employees at a major, leading brokerage firm and are evaluated on leadership, dedication to superior client service and their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors. The final honorees were selected by four judges: Research Directors, Bill Butterfield and Alois Pirker, of the Aite Group; Associate Director, Kenton Shirk, at Cerulli Associates, and Stewart Lee, CEO of LEE Training; based on a quantitative and qualitative review of data from two surveys, one filled out by persons making the nomination and the second by the nominee. Raymond James is not affiliated with On Wall Street, New York Life/Mainstay Investments, Bill Butterfield, Alois Pirker, Kenton Shirk, Stewart Lee, or the organizations these individuals represent. This recognitions may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this recognitions.

February 2015, PLANADVISER’S Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisors list.

The “PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers” list is compiled from responses to the PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey. The list is drawn solely from a set of quantitative variables and information in the survey supplied by the advisers themselves. To become eligible for this quantitative listing, advisers must complete the annual PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, fielded each September.  A sub-segment of the questions was used to determine eligibility for the Top 100. Categories in which advisers compete are determined by the number of advisers and the number of total employees (including support staff). We highlight the quantitative standouts according to the dollar value of qualified plan AUA as well as the number of plans under advisement. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, and is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance.  Raymond James is not affiliated with the Financial Times.

February 2015, Barron’s as top advisors in the nation.

The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment-picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.

January 2015, REP. magazine’s list of the Top 50 NextGen IBD Advisors.

Advisors on the Top NextGen Independent Broker/Dealer Advisors list are ranked exclusively by total assets under management. To be eligible, advisors had to be under the age of 40 as of Jan. 1, 2016. Nominations were solicited from the top 30 Independent Broker/Dealers by headcount, sourced from Cerulli Associates. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. REP Magazine, Cerulli Associates is not affiliated with Raymond James. Rankings are comprised of wirehouses, independent and RIA advisors; individual advisors not required to be individually registered in FINRA.

December 2014, 2014 Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards.

By combining Nonprofit of the year with Corporate Philanthropy Awards, the event and publication will serve as a platform to bring the region’s wonderful non-profit organizations together with the companies in Tampa Bay who are going above and beyond when it comes to giving back to the community. All nominated companies will be divided into four categories: (1) Nearly Big (0-50 employees), (2 Big (51-100 employees), (3) Bigger (101-500 employees), (4) Biggest (501+ employees). Awards are given to one company in each category in the following areas that represent the type of nonprofits in which companies focus their giving: Arts, Education, Health, Human Services, and Environment. Raymond James is not affiliated with the Tampa Bay Business Journal. No fee was paid in exchange for this award.

December 2014, Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 50 Bank Advisors.

To compile the list, multiple variables were combined into one composite score.  The six categories used

are: (1) assets under management; (2) trailing-12 month production; (3) percentage  increase in AUM from the previous year; (4) percentage increase in T-12 production;  (5) amount of fee business; and (6) the ratio of   production-per-AUM. (Note: 2015 AUM was defined as the amount an advisor had as of Aug. 31, 2014. Likewise, for T-12 production, the 12-month period ending Aug. 31, 2014 was used.)  The nominees were ranked by each of the six categories and then six different scores were calculated based on where they ranked.  Those six scores were used to compile the final list. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

November 2014, three “Deal of the Year” awards from M&A Advisor.

Winners were selected from a pool of more than 260 companies, representing every major market in the world, by an independent judging committee of 23 top cross border M&A industry experts. The annual International M&A Advisor Awards is the benchmark for cross border deal-making excellence and recognizes the leading cross border M&A deals, restructurings, and deal financings conducted between the United States and other markets; products and services; firms and professionals active in deals between the United States and other markets. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance.

November 2014, Research magazine's 2014 Advisor Hall of Fame.

Research magazine “Advisor Hall of Fame,” November, 2014. Candidates who pass Research Magazine’s rigorous screens have served a minimum of 20 years in the industry, have acquired substantial assets under management, demonstrate superior client service and have earned recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession.  Investor experience/returns were not considered as part of this ranking. The finalists were determined by the wisdom and discernment of Research Magazine’s panel of three independent industry distinguished judges. This recognition may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this recognition. Research Magazine is not affiliated with Raymond James.

November 2014, Financial Times' Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list.

The FT methodology is quantifiable and objective. Working with Ignites Distribution Research, the FT contacted large, US brokerage firms, registered investment advisers (RIAs), and other wealth management organisations to identify qualified applicants.  Advisers were required to have 10 or more years of experience and $200m or more in assets under management to apply. The brokerages, RIAs and other organisations had no subjective input. The FT then invited qualifying advisers – more than 400 of them – to complete a questionnaire that gave us more information about their practices. We augmented that information with our own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The formula to grade advisers is based on six broad factors and calculates a numeric score for each adviser. Areas of consideration include adviser assets under management, asset growth, years of experience, industry certification, compliance record, and online accessibility: • Assets under management (AUM): signals experience managing money and client trust • AUM growth rate: growing assets is a proxy for performance, as well as for asset retention, and ability to generate new business • Years of experience: indicates experience managing assets in different economic and interest-rate environments • Compliance record: provides evidence of past client disputes; a string of complaints can signal potential problems • Industry certifications (CFA, CFP, etc): shows technical and industry knowledge, and obtaining these designations signals to clients a professional commitment to investment skills • Online accessibility: illustrates commitment to providing investors with easy access and transparent contact information Assets under management made up 55 per cent to 65 per cent of each adviser’s score. Additionally, to serve readers’ interests and provide diversity, the FT places a cap on the number of advisers from any one state that is roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the US. Neither the advisor nor Raymond James has paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Raymond James is not affiliated with Financial Times or Ignites Distribution Research.

September 2014, WealthManagement.com’s 2014 list of Wealth Advisors with Heart.

Wealth Management.com (Registered Rep Magazine) selects men and women in the industry whose commitment to charitable causes goes beyond simply contributing funds to a worthy organization by honoring select nominees with a passion for the charitable projects that benefit the world around them. In order to be considered for this honor a nominee or a nominee’s firm submitted their name to Wealth Management.com.  The editors at the publication then vetted the entrants and issued a judgement based upon which industry professionals are doing the most interesting, beneficial charitable work in their communities. Approximately 100 nominations were received this year (2014), of those only 10 nominees were bestowed with this honor. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Neither the advisor nor Raymond James has paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.

September 2014, InvestmentNews and Invest in Others 2014 Community Leadership Awards.

The winners and finalists for the Invest in Others Awards actively worked to make a difference across a spectrum of causes. The advisors spent an average of 37 hours per month volunteering and together helped 1 million people annually. The companies these advisors work for, ranging from small advisory firms to large financial institutions, offered a variety of successful programs that creatively incentivize and encourage employees to give back, including generous matching gift programs and volunteer time off. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews and Invest In Others are not affiliated with Raymond James. 

September 2014, Financial Planning top independent broker-dealer for women.

Financial Planning surveyed the top broker-dealers to determine which had the highest percentage of women. The ranking is not an endorsement. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Financial Planning is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

August 2014, Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors” list.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors,” August, 2014.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

June 2014, Financial Times’ list of the Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors.

The Financial Times FT 300 Registered Investment Advisors 2014 award had about 47.6% of the 630 advisor applicants being recognized as a Registered Investment Advisor. The FT used the database of RIAs who are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and selected those practices reporting to the SEC that had $300 million or more in assets under management, and no more than 75% of the AUM with institutional clients.  Additionally, the firm must be independent (not the RIA arm of a broker dealer for example).  Qualifying RIA firms filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave more information about their practices. That information was augmented with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on six broad factors: advisor assets under management, AUM growth rate, the firm’s years in operation, advisors’ industry certifications (CFA, etc.), compliance record, and online accessibility. AUM and asset growth comprise roughly 80 percent to 90 percent of each RIA's score.  Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of RIA’s from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

June 2014, Barron’s “Top 100 Women Advisors” list.

Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” June, 2014. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

May 2014, Bank Investment Consultant named its Top 20 Program Managers

 

To compile the list, multiple variables were used and combined into a weighted average. Specifically, six factors were used: (1) total team assets under management; (2) growth of team assets; (3) growth of team annual production; (4) average production per advisor; (5) number of full-time advisors the program manager directly supervises; and (6) number of licensed branch employees (LBE) under their supervision. The number of LBEs didn’t get as much weight as the other variables. Also, in some cases, estimates of production-per-advisor were used by dividing team production by the average number of advisors year-over-year. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

March 2014, honored with the Golden Hammer Award and named “Habitat Partner of the Year” by Habitat of Pinellas County.

Golden Hammer award recipients are among the most valuable Habitat supporters. They have demonstrated their belief in the mission the organization by providing ongoing support and assistance sustaining Habitat for Humanity’s growth. Raymond James is not affiliated with the Habitat for Humanity. No fee was paid in exchange for this award.

March 2014, Financial Times “FT 400” List of Top Financial Advisors.

The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking.  In 2014, roughly 1,500 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (26.6%).  The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

March 2014, Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award

The Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award is designed to recognize leadership in the advancement of the financial services industry's products, services and platforms through technology innovation. This award highlights companies for their commitment to advancements in technology-based solutions for the industry. Candidacy for the 2014 Technology Innovation Award is limited to products launched in 2014 and is open to BISA Leadership members, as well as Associate and Associate Plus members. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award. BISA is not affiliated with Raymond James.

February 2014, Fortune magazine among the most admired securities companies in the world.

Companies are ranked on nine key attributes including (1) management quality, (2) Quality of Products/Services offered, (3) Innovativeness, (4) Value as a Long-term Investment, (5) Soundness of Financial Position, (6) Ability to Attract, Develop, and Retain Talent, (7) Community Responsibility, (8) Wise Use of Corporate Assets, and (9) Effectiveness in Conducting a Global Business. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award. Fortune Magazine is not affiliated with Raymond James.

February 2014, Barron’s as the top advisors in the nation.

The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment-picking abilities. Raymond James is not affiliated with Barron’s Top Advisors Ranking and neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

February 2014, On Wall Street’s list of the Top Branch Managers of 2013.


The managers selected for this award play a key role in broker recruiting and lead the pack in their support of advisers and their clients. The judges evaluated nominees based on their leadership skills and their ability to recruit and develop talented advisers, among other factors. Raymond James is not affiliated with On Wall Street and neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

January 2014, Raymond James was featured as the Company of the Week by the Financial Services Roundtable organization for the firm’s annual “Sack Hunger” campaign.

This award was received to highlight the philanthropy efforts of Raymond James specifically through their “Sack Hunger” campaign. Raymond James did not pay a fee in exchange for this award. The Financial Services Roundtable organization is not affiliated with Raymond James.

December 2013, Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards.

Raymond James was recognized for the philanthropy efforts of the company and its employees. No fee was exchanged for this award. Raymond James is not affiliated with the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

October 2013 and September 2012, Raymond James was recognized as the Company of the Week by the Financial Services Roundtable organization for the firm’s charitable giving and volunteer efforts through the Raymond James Cares program.

This award was received to highlight the philanthropy efforts of Raymond James specifically through their Raymond James Cares program. Raymond James did not pay a fee in exchange for this award. The Financial Services Roundtable organization is not affiliated with Raymond James.

August 2013, Executive Chairman Tom James was recognized with the 2013 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the school’s highest honor. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to their companies and communities while upholding the highest standards and values.

December 2012, Raymond James’ client brokerage statement was rated “Excellent” for the sixth year in a row by independent measurement expert DALBAR. Raymond James’ total score of 85.75 positioned the firm fourth overall and ahead of the 80.95 industry average and such competitors as Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, UBS, LPL and Fidelity. Raymond James is not affiliated with DALBAR. No fee was exchanged for this recognition.

December 2012, Raymond James Financial was recognized as one of the top three large companies in Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards.

Raymond James was recognized for the philanthropy efforts of the company and its employees. No fee was exchanged for this award. Raymond James is not affiliated with the Tampa Bay Business Journal.