Wealth Management Solutions
It’s about your entire life, not just your portfolio.
At a certain level of wealth, some goals overshadow others. Preserving your capital, managing risk and taking care of your loved ones are paramount. Time is precious. Your personal and financial lives are closely entwined, and every decision you make has ripple effects.
At this stage, you deserve a wealth management partner who understands your unique needs and can deliver comprehensive solutions. Raymond James is that partner.
A Raymond James financial advisor provides you with access to the full resources and expertise of a highly respected financial services firm. Most important, you have the confidence of knowing that your advisor has the freedom to make recommendations based solely on your specific needs.
Founded in 1962 and a public company since 1983, Raymond James provides extensive wealth management services that can help you manage your assets, invest your wealth and build your legacy.
Manage Your Assets
Addressing the complexities of wealth in today's markets requires professional guidance, a disciplined process, and access to an extensive set of product and service solutions. Your Raymond James financial advisor can provide direction in implementing not only traditional investment solutions but also more sophisticated investment alternatives – both now and as your life and objectives change over time. These include:
Professional Asset Management that utilizes advanced asset allocation techniques and carefully selected money managers across a range of equity and fixed income disciplines. The extensive research and resources of the Raymond James Asset Management Group and our disciplined, four-step consulting process provide you with an institutional-quality portfolio specifically designed to help achieve your long-term financial goals.
Alternative Investments such as real estate, private equity, commodities, managed futures, structured products and hedge funds. The Raymond James Alternative Investments Group reviews and selects investments in this category, which can add diversification to portfolios, offer enhanced return potential and provide access to exclusive investment talent.
Corporate Services that provide corporate executives and business owners with specific solutions to the challenges of managing a company, often the most important asset you own. Your Raymond James financial advisor and the firm’s specialists provide guidance ranging from selecting an appropriate employee retirement plan to assisting growth companies in attracting capital. Additionally, Raymond James is a leading investment bank that offers advisory services related to public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings.
Lending and Cash Management that deal with both sides of your personal balance sheet, including your borrowing and cash management needs. Raymond James offers personal lines of credit and investment accounts with check writing, online bill pay, enhanced reporting and more. We also can assist you in evaluating short-term interest-bearing instruments such as brokered certificates of deposit, money market funds and cash sweep options.
Invest Your Wealth
While all investors want to see their assets grow, capital preservation and risk management take on extra importance when you reach a certain level of wealth. Maintaining your standard of living, providing for your family, generating income with minimal tax consequences, safeguarding your wealth against unexpected events – these concerns have taken center stage. With access to extensive resources and specific expertise, your Raymond James financial advisor can help with all these issues – and others that may arise. Our services include:
Asset Allocation – Asset allocation has been shown repeatedly to be the most important single determinant of overall investment performance – and risk. Choosing the right mix of asset classes also can reduce portfolio volatility significantly. Your Raymond James financial advisor will make asset allocation a key component of your investment strategy, selecting a mix of asset classes that reflects your specific financial objectives, time horizon and tolerance for risk.
Concentrated Equity Positions – Family wealth is often concentrated in a single stock, either inherited or earned during a successful business career. If you're in this situation, there are many choices available to you beyond simply holding or selling the stock. Although reducing the inherent risk of a concentrated equity position can be complicated, your advisor has access to specialists at Raymond James who can provide a variety of solutions that can hedge, monetize, diversify or transfer the position while managing the tax implications.
Insurance – Insurance can play a key role in protecting your wealth and providing for the ongoing needs of your family. Your financial advisor can work with the specialists in our wholly owned affiliate, Raymond James Insurance Group, to determine the types and degree of insurance protection best suited to your specific requirements. Raymond James provides access to a full range of products, from disability and long-term care to term and permanent life insurance policies for both personal and business needs. Depending on your specific situation, insurance strategies may also provide you with tax and wealth transfer benefits.
Tax-Managed Investments – Wealth and taxes are inextricably linked, and erosion of net investment gains due to taxes is a real risk to sustaining wealth. Considering tax-advantaged investments such as municipal bonds and the tax impact of specific transactions can have a significant effect on what you pay and what you keep. Your advisor also can provide a custom analysis of all your investments – no matter where they are held – and help you structure a portfolio that reflects your specific tax profile.
Build Your Legacy
One of the most rewarding aspects of substantial wealth is being able to share it with others. Your Raymond James financial advisor, working with your legal and tax professionals, can help develop a plan that enables you to maintain the lifestyle you deserve now while also building a financial legacy.
Estate Planning – A carefully crafted estate plan allows you to control your assets while passing your wealth on to your beneficiaries efficiently and in a manner that reflects your personal values and objectives. Raymond James provides a range of consulting services to help you and your advisor develop a customized estate plan, including wealth replacement strategies, complete trust services, tax strategies and more.
Trust Services – The professionals at the Raymond James Trust Companies have extensive experience with individual trusts as well as living, charitable remainder, life insurance, specialty and IRA rollover trusts. Together with your financial advisor, they can develop personalized solutions to your specific needs that also provide you with the objectivity and resources of a corporate trustee.
Charitable Giving – When it's strategically executed, charitable giving can not only help the organizations you choose, but can also generate personal tax benefits and advance your overall wealth management plan. Your Raymond James financial advisor can help you accomplish these goals with solutions that include private family foundations, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable gift annuities, and pooled-income and donor-advised funds.
Education Funding – Funding a child or grandchild's higher education may be a personally rewarding use of your wealth. Your Raymond James financial advisor can provide you with options for helping those you cherish that include custodian accounts for minors, section 529 college savings plans, sophisticated trust solutions and more.
Discover Your Partner
Raymond James is committed to doing what is best for our clients. That means a strong advisor-client relationship, supported by extensive resources and experienced professionals with expertise in a wide range of wealth management disciplines. We deliver customized solutions and personal service backed by an unwavering dedication to professional integrity.
To support our advisors in the wealth management process, Raymond James has created the Wealth Management Solutions department, a focused team of experienced professionals who specialize in issues affecting the firm's largest clients. For those clients who are able to commit assets of $5 million or more to Raymond James, this team becomes an exclusive resource to you and your advisor in addressing complex wealth management issues, including but not limited to:
- Handling the impact of significant wealth events
(sale of a family business, retirement with significant assets, an inheritance, etc.)
- Complex legacy planning and charitable giving design
- Dealing with large concentrations in a single security
- Developing customized portfolios incorporating sophisticated investment strategies
- Seeking maximum returns on large cash portfolios
- Tax minimization strategies
- Asset preservation strategies
- Exit strategies for business owners
- Use of trusts for estate planning
Please contact your Raymond James financial advisor for more information about the sophisticated wealth management solutions available to you.
Alternative investments involve specific risks that may be greater than those associated with traditional investments and may be offered only to clients who meet specific suitability requirements, including minimum-net-worth tests.
Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. are affiliated with Raymond James Bank, N.A., member FDIC, a federally chartered savings bank. Products, terms and conditions subject to change. Unless otherwise specified, products purchased from or held at affiliated Raymond James Financial, Inc. companies are not insured by the FDIC; are not deposits or other obligations of Raymond James Bank, N.A.; are not guaranteed by Raymond James Bank, N.A.; and are subject to investment risks, including possible loss of the principal invested.
Investments and strategies mentioned may not be suitable for all investors. Asset allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Raymond James financial advisors do not render advice on tax or legal matters. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional.
As with other investments, there are generally fees and expenses associated with participation in a 529 plan. There is also a risk that these plans may lose money or not perform well enough to cover college costs as anticipated. Most states offer their own 529 programs, which may provide advantages and benefits exclusively for their residents. The tax implications can vary significantly from state to state.
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