We think there is a better way to do business on behalf of our clients – from the institutional discipline and standards with which we work, to the way we invest in resources and partnerships to deliver better intelligence and insight, to the results we believe we can achieve on your behalf.
We were not permitted to discuss our intentions with any client prior to our move. Any violation of this restriction could result in a delay in the ability of Raymond James to accept client transfers.
Yes. Safeguarding your information and assets is our highest priority. Founded in 1962, Raymond James is a custodian for over $820 billion in client assets, and seeks to provide some of the strongest protection in the industry. For more information on Raymond James, please visit raymondjames.com/privacy-security-and-protection*.
No. We will reimburse you for all transfer-related charges during the first 60 days of our transition.
In nearly every case, no. Whenever possible, we will transfer all of your accounts “in-kind,” which means that you stay completely invested when moving your accounts. This will help avoid additional fees and/or taxes. You will also be able to keep your existing bank/credit union, or choose to work with Raymond James Bank, a bank that exists to serve our private clients for cash management, credit & debit cards, securities-based lending, and more.**
In nearly every case, no. Whenever possible, we will transfer your accounts “in-kind,” which means your account assets will remain as they are with WFA, thus no tax-related consequences. All cost basis and related information will also transfer with your accounts.
The process is quick and seamless. We will assist you to process your account transfer forms electronically or you can complete and sign the forms that we will provide to you. You can either email or mail them back to us or drop them off at our office. Many forms can also be e-signed.
Upon receipt of your completed paperwork we expect your accounts to be transferred within five to seven business days. Annuities can take four to six weeks (depending on the company) to transfer. We will notify you when transfers are completed. Please review our Client Transition Checklist for additional important information.
We recognize that every client is unique, and that you may have questions that are exclusive to you or your family’s particular situation. We plan on being very proactive with our outreach to you, but please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time, with any questions that you may have.
The main line to our office is (206) 735-3905. Please feel free to call should you have any questions or would like more information.
*Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting more than 3,600 independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 7,900 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.8 million client accounts in more than 2,800 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $824 billion as of 6/30/2019.
**Banking and lending services offered through Raymond James Bank, N.A. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc are affiliated with Raymond James Bank, N.A. a federally chartered national bank.