January 9, 2018

Alex. Brown Recruits Advisor Team Managing $180 Million in Assets from RBC in Los Angeles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James, recruited veteran client advisor Collin Rigler and associate Eric Montijo in Los Angeles, according to John Davis, Coastal regional director for Alex. Brown. Rigler and Montijo operate as the Rigler Group and join from RBC, where Rigler previously managed approximately $180 million in client assets.

“Alex. Brown has a proud history in California, strengthened by the firm’s influence during many dot-com era IPOs, including Microsoft, Starbucks, Sun Microsystems and Oracle,” said Davis. “Alex. Brown’s strong brand and the resources and support offered by Raymond James continue to attract outstanding advisor teams, and I’m pleased to welcome Collin and Eric as we continue to grow in this important market.”

Rigler brings nearly three decades of experience managing portfolios for private and corporate client accounts at various firms, including Alex. Brown/Deutsche Bank, where he previously served as a managing director and client advisor from 1994 to 2002. He was most recently with RBC for 13 years, where he served as a financial advisor and manager in Beverly Hills and Manhattan Beach, before rejoining Alex. Brown in 2017. Rigler earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.

“Appreciating Alex. Brown’s history and commitment to clients, I originally joined during the days of the firm’s involvement in several startups and IPOs,” said Rigler, senior vice president and financial advisor. “It was an exciting time, and I enjoyed working for such a strong firm. I am proud to rejoin Alex. Brown, after the reinvigoration of the brand and now backed by the robust support and commitment of Raymond James. We now have all the resources we need to best serve our clients, from staff and back office support, to the sophisticated technology. Alex. Brown and Raymond James make it easy to do business, resulting in a much better experience for me and my clients. I’m looking forward to growing our practice under the Alex. Brown name.”

Prior to joining Alex. Brown, Montijo was a financial advisor at RBC Wealth Management. An associate at Alex. Brown, he is responsible for all equity research, market analysis, equity syndicate and presentations necessary to guide the team’s portfolios. He also assists the corporate and executives part of the business that caters to C-level executives. Montijo graduated from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, where he earned a degree in Business Communication.

"I am excited about Collin and Eric joining Alex. Brown here in Los Angeles,” said Gary Cohen, regional executive and branch manager of Alex. Brown’s Los Angeles office. “They bring the energy and insight we admire, and are a great addition to our team’s culture. I am confident they will successfully grow their business here at Alex. Brown."

About Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James

Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James, was originally founded in 1800, becoming the nation’s first investment bank. Alex. Brown advisors offer financial planning and wealth management services for high-net-worth individuals and institutions. The division’s broker/dealer of record is Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 7,300 financial advisors in 3,000 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $718 billion. Additional information is available at