February 27, 2019

Raymond James launches Southern New England complex, welcomes veteran complex manager to lead strategic growth

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Continuing the firm’s expansion in the Northeast, Raymond James announced the creation of Raymond James & Associates’ (RJA) Southern New England Complex, and the appointment of Bill Drew as complex manager. In this new role, Drew will be responsible for overseeing and supporting RJA’s branches throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Northern Connecticut.


“As the firm continues to expand in the Northeast, we are pleased to welcome Bill to lead Raymond James & Associates’ new Southern New England Complex,” said Tom Galvin, North Atlantic regional director for RJA. “Bill is a talented and seasoned manager, with over two decades of experience recruiting and supporting financial advisors throughout the region. The Northeast continues to be one of the most important and strategic markets for the firm, and we are excited to welcome Bill as a key leader for RJA in that area. We look forward to Bill’s leadership and Raymond James’ continued growth in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.”


Drew joins Raymond James from Morgan Stanley, where he previously served as executive director and complex manager for branches in the Greater Boston area. He became a financial advisor in 1995 at Smith Barney and transitioned into management in 2000, serving in various roles of increasing importance. He remained with the firm after the acquisition by Morgan Stanley in 2009, and in 2014 began leading Morgan Stanley’s Boston Harbor complex.


“Raymond James’ brand and reputation were among the factors that initially attracted me to the firm,” said Drew. “The marketplace is looking for a firm where advisors have the flexibility and control to run their practices and where they truly own their book of business. Raymond James is uniquely positioned in our industry to help meet those needs. I am excited about this opportunity to contribute and increase Raymond James’ growth in this very important market.”


About Raymond James & Associates
Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, which has built a national reputation for more than 50 years as a leader in financial planning for individuals, corporations and municipalities, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 7,800 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $765 billion. Additional information is available at