Nicholas is chief portfolio strategist for Asset Management Services (AMS) at Raymond James, and oversees a team of research analysts who, among other activities, are responsible for setting the asset allocation policy for an AMS discretionary account (Freedom), Raymond James recommended models, and the UMA platform.
He is also a voting member of the AMS Investment Committee, which is the decision making body for AMS products such as Freedom and Separately Managed Accounts. Nicholas is also a member of the Raymond James Investment Strategy Committee, which drives the firm allocation recommendations. He joined Raymond James in 2006 as a Fixed Income Due Diligence officer and has approximately 20 years in the industry.
Nicholas has a B.S. in finance and B.A. in political science from the University of South Florida and an MBA from the University of Tampa. He earned his Chartered Financial Analyst charter in 2005 and is a member of the CFA Institute, Investment Management Consultants Association and Financial Analysts of Tampa Bay. He spent 10 years at T. Rowe Price and a year with National Planning Holdings, a subsidiary of Jackson National Life, before joining Raymond James.