March 21, 2019

Alex. Brown welcomes Jon Dayton, veteran client advisor in San Francisco

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Continuing the firm’s expansion in the West, Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James, welcomed client advisor Jon Dayton in San Francisco, according to Alex. Brown Regional Executive Jennifer Bottalico, CFP®, CAIA®. The San Francisco office is part of Alex. Brown’s Metropolitan region, managed by Regional Director John Sutton.

“The West Coast continues to be an important focus for Alex. Brown and Raymond James, particularly in California, where Alex. Brown has such a rich history,” said Haig Ariyan, president of Alex. Brown. “Alex. Brown’s strong brand and resources continue to attract talented advisors like Jon. We are proud to welcome him and are pleased he chose to partner with us as he continues to develop his business.”

Dayton joins Alex. Brown from Merrill Lynch, where he previously managed approximately $230 million in client assets. With more than 31 years of financial services experience, Jon serves a diverse range of clients.

“I have always strived to be forthright and place the values of my clients first, and I am pleased to have found a firm that aligns with those values,” said Dayton. “What attracted me the most to Alex. Brown was the combination of a sophisticated boutique with the strength, stability and technology of an industry leader like Raymond James. Alex. Brown provides the expertise, ingenuity and resources I need to best serve my clients.”

Dayton has worked as a financial advisor with Montgomery Securities and Banc of America Securities. Most recently, he worked at Merrill Lynch before joining Alex. Brown. Dayton earned his bachelor’s degree from Williams College. He later completed a Master of Business Administration at Dartmouth and earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst designation® from the University of California.

“I am excited about Jon joining our Alex. Brown office,” said Bottalico. “Jon’s experience and commitment to his clients make him a great addition to our team as we continue to focus on growth in this important market.”


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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 7,800 financial advisors throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $785 billion. Additional information is available at