Serving as president of Raymond James Financial Inc.’s asset management group, Jeff Dowdle oversees the firm’s investment management subsidiaries and fee-based advisory programs. A 23-year veteran of Raymond James, Mr. Dowdle was previously president of the Asset Management Services division and senior vice president of Raymond James & Associates.
In 1987, Mr. Dowdle entered the financial services industry as a financial analyst for Simmons & Company International in Houston, Texas. He began his association with Raymond James in 1991 working for Tom James as assistant to the chairman. Mr. Dowdle joined the Asset Management Services division in 1993 and assumed management responsibility in 1999. From 1999 to 2001, he served as a member of the Raymond James & Associates Executive Council, and served as a director of the Awad Asset Management subsidiary from 2001 to 2006.
Mr. Dowdle graduated summa cum laude in 1987 from Rice University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematical sciences, and was also inducted as a Phi Beta Kappa member that year. In 1990, he earned his MBA with distinction in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of Business in 1999 and earned his Certified Investment Management AnalystSM designation in 2004.
Mr. Dowdle resides in Tampa with his wife, Jeanne, and their children: Matthew, James, Emma and George. His daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Eric, reside in Virginia.