Joseph Klauzar
Joseph Klauzar MBA, MRED, CIMA® First Vice President, Investments

Joseph provides sophisticated wealth planning strategies for high-net-worth individuals and families, and offers financial and fiduciary guidance for 501c(3) organizations and small to medium-sized businesses.

As a Certified Investment Management Analyst®, he has the advanced investment management knowledge required to fully serve affluent clients, and understands the financial complexities and risks that come with being in the highest tax bracket.

He has worked as a global investment manager for more than 25 years and has a broadly diversified business and professional background. His extensive academic, international, political and professional experiences give him a unique perspective about investing.

He has held many high-level executive positions in the financial industry prior to joining Raymond James in 2018 – including significant international experience. Joseph worked for Morgan Stanley for seven years, where he held the positions of vice president, portfolio manager, family wealth advisor and financial advisor.

He served as president and representative director for Nationwide Global Japan, a subsidiary of Nationwide Mutual Life Insurance Company. He also served as managing director and senior vice president in the Capital Management Group at First Union Bank, where he launched and managed the Evergreen Worldwide Funds offshore (Japan) fund distribution. Domestically, he was vice president of institutional sales at INVESCO.

Joseph’s personal and professional career has taken him to five continents. He reads, writes and speaks Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and German. His extensive international experiences give him a deep understanding of the workings of the major world economies, and insights into how international forces affect the financial markets, necessary to investing in the increasingly complex global economy.

Joseph also has extensive public service experience. He served as a liaison for the White House, the U.S. State Department, and the Japanese delegation at the 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations. In addition, he worked for the White House in Presidential Advance from 1989 to 1991. Joseph’s broad-based political experience has given him a deep understanding of politics and how it affects the financial markets.

He also has extensive academic experience. He serves on the faculty of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he teaches classes on managerial finance, fundamentals of investments, financial risk management, behavioral finance and international investing.

He also serves on the faculty of California State University Long Beach, where he teaches a curriculum that includes business finance, investment principles, portfolio analysis, and equity securities and valuation.

Joseph earned his MBA in finance from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degree from the University of Southern California, Sol Price School of Public Policy.  He earned his bachelor’s degree with dual majors in Asian studies (Mandarin Chinese) and East Asian Languages (Japanese) from the University of California at Berkeley.

He completed certificate programs at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in the Alternative Investments and Investment Analysis.

He also completed the Mandarin Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan Normal University (全國台灣師範大學國語教學中心) in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

In addition to his own academic credentials, Joseph is committed to his own continuing education on topics from advanced financial modeling to professional business development.

Joseph is a member of the Investments and Wealth Institute™ and the Portfolio Managers Institute. He holds Series 3, 7, 63 and 65 securities licenses, and California life, health-disability and variable annuity insurance license.

Joseph is truly a citizen of the world. He has lived in Asia for 15 years and Europe for five years, and has been to nearly 60 countries. Today, he lives in Southern California. In his free time, he enjoys movies, music, yoga and karate.

Joseph holds a black belt (黒帯初段) in traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate (日本伝統松濤館空手道) and regularly bikes, swims and practices yoga.