Accolades

Growing Success

The strength of Raymond James is reflected in both these ongoing accomplishments and in the consistent recognition we receive from our industry and our peers. These successes offer further evidence of our continuing growth and even more reason for clients to grow with us.


Raymond James Investment Banking wins two International Deal of the Year Awards from The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor | July 7, 2017
Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with "Cross Border Deal of the Year ($500M-$1B)" and "Financials Deal of the Year" at the ninth annual International M&A Advisor Awards.


 


Raymond James analysts received 16 awards in the 2017 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards

Thomson Reuters | July 5, 2017
The Raymond James Equity Research department received 16 awards in the 2017 Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards. 


 


Raymond James recognized with two deal-of-the-year awards at annual M&A Advisor Turnaround awards

The M&A Advisor | April 3, 2017
Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with "Divestiture Deal of the Year” and “Out-of-court Restructuring of the Year” at the 11th annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards.


 


Raymond James wins Investment Bank of the Year and two Deal-Of-The-Year Awards at M&A Atlas Awards

Global M&A Network | December 12, 2016
Raymond James Investment Banking was named “Investment Bank of the Year” by the Global M&A Network at the 2016 Americas M&A Atlas Awards. In addition, Raymond James won two deal-of-the-year awards for Medical Services & Materials Deal of the Year | Middle Market and Deal of the Year ($500 Million – $1 Billion) | Middle Market.


 


Raymond James Investment Banking wins three deal of the year awards from the M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor | November 21, 2016
Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with three deal-of-the-year awards in connection with its advisory role in the acquisition of eBay Enterprise by Permira funds, Banneker Partners and a consortium of sponsors at the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards Gala. 


 


Raymond James Restructuring Investment Banking wins Turnaround Deal of the Year from the Global M&A Network

Global M&A Network | May 5, 2016
The Raymond James Restructuring Investment Banking team was recognized for Industrial Services Restructuring of the Year for the out-of-court sale of Utica/Marcellus O&G Waste Service Company completed by Raj Singh and Mike Pokrassa.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking wins two International Deal of the Year awards from The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor | April 20, 2016
The M&A Advisor named two deals completed by the Raymond James Investment Banking practice International Deals of the Year at the 8th Annual International M&A Awards gala. The winning categories were “Technology Deal of the Year (Over $250mm)” and “Corporate & Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Over $100mm - $500mm).”


 

Three Raymond James Investment Banking Professionals Recognized as Emerging Leaders by The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor | April 15, 2016
The M&A Advisor has named Raymond James investment bankers Jamie Graff, Ryan Lund and Mike Pokrassa to its 7th Annual Emerging Leaders list.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking named "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" for second year at M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

The M&A Advisor | February 8, 2016
The M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice "Investment Banking Firm of the Year" at its tenth annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards for the second year in a row.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking wins 4 Deal of the Year Awards and more at M&A Advisor Awards

The M&A Advisor | November 24, 2015
The M&A Advisor named four deals completed by Raymond James Investment Banking practice as “Deals of the Year” at its 14th Annual M&A Advisor Awards ceremony. The winning categories were Healthcare and Life Sciences Deal of the Year (from $10 million to $500 million), Corporate and Strategic Acquisition of the Year (over $100 million to $250 million), Professional Services (B-to-B) Deal of the Year (over $100 million) and Technology Deal of the Year (over $100 million to $250 million). Jim Bunn, senior managing director and head of Investment Banking, also claimed a spot in the M&A Advisor Hall of Fame.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking wins 2 Deal of the Year Awards and more at M&A Atlas Awards

Global M&A Network | November 13, 2015
Raymond James Investment Banking brought home two deal of the year awards and Investment Banker of the year at the 2015 M&A Atlas Awards.


 

Raymond James named finalist for record number of M&A Advisor Awards

The M&A Advisor | October 2, 2015
The M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice a finalist for 36 awards spanning 21 separate categories for its 14th annual M&A Advisor Awards. The finalist list represents a record number of nominations for Raymond James and the highest number of nominations received by any investment banking firm for this year’s awards.


 

Raymond James Tax Credit Funds’ syndicated property wins AHF 2015 Readers Choice Award

Affordable Housing Finance | September 22, 2015
Affordable Housing Finance released its 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, naming Metro East 99th Street the winning development in the special-needs category. RJTCF provided approximately 21 million dollars in equity for the development.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking wins Turnaround of the Year and more at Turnaround Atlas Awards

Global M&A Network | July 6, 2015
Raymond James Investment Banking was honored with two transaction of the year awards at the Global M&A Network’s Turnaround Atlas Awards. Raj Singh, head of Restructuring Investment Banking, was also named Middle Markets Restructuring Investment Banker of the Year.


 

Raymond James Analysts Received 15 Awards in the 2015 Starmine Analyst Awards

The M&A Advisor | May 29, 2015
The Raymond James Equity Research department received 15 awards in the 2015 StarMine Analyst Awards, ranking the firm third among all brokers in cumulative StarMine awards for the U.S. over the past three and five years.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking’s Jon Steele recognized as one of The M&A Advisor’s 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders

The M&A Advisor | May 28, 2015
Jon Steele, a managing director and co-head of the Technology Services Investment Banking group, was named a 40 Under 40 Emerging Leader in the Dealmaker category by The M&A Advisor.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking brings home International Deal of the Year and Leadership accolades from The M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor | May 6, 2015
Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with a trio of wins at the 7th Annual International M&A Awards gala. The honors included Cross Border M&A Deal of the Year (Over $250mm - $500mm), Financial Services Deal of the Year and a 2015 Leadership Award for Jim Bunn, head of Investment Banking.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking Named “M&A Investment Bank of the Year – USA” by Corporate LiveWire

Corporate LiveWire | April 17, 2015
Corporate LiveWire recently named Raymond James the “M&A Investment Bank of the Year – USA” at their 2015 M&A Awards. The awards recognize excellent performance within the M&A industry.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking named “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” at M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards

The M&A Advisor | January 20, 2015
The M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” at its ninth annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards. In addition, two deals completed by Raymond James Investment Banking received three “Deal of the Year” awards. The winning deal categories were for Distressed M&A Deal of the Year (Over $25MM to $100MM), Restructuring of the Year (Over $100MM to $500MM) and Consumer Services Deal of the Year.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking wins three “Deal of the Year” Awards from M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor | November 20, 2014
M&A Advisor named three deals completed by the Raymond James Investment Banking practice as “Deals of the Year” at its 13th annual “M&A Advisor Awards” ceremony. The winning categories were for Cross-Border Deal of the Year (Over $100 million to $1 billion), Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year (Over $25 million to $50 million), and Professional Services Deal of the Year (B-to-B)(Up to $100 million).


 

Raymond James wins USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year and 2 Deal of the Year awards

Global M&A Network | November 4, 2014
The Raymond James Investment Banking practice was named “USA M&A Investment Bank of the Year” by Global M&A Network at its annual Americas M&A Atlas Awards gala. In addition, Raymond James won two deal of the year awards in the Financial Tech & Services and Industrials categories.


 

Raymond James analysts received 13 awards, ranking the firm second overall in StarMine Analyst 2014 Awards

Thomson Reuters | September 17, 2014
The Raymond James Equity Research department received 13 awards in the 2014 StarMine Analyst Awards, placing the firm in a tie for second among all brokers for the second consecutive year.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking a finalist in 15 M&A Advisor awards categories, more than any other firm

The M&A Advisor | September 11, 2014
M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice a finalist for 16 awards spanning 15 separate categories for its 13th annual M&A Advisor Awards. The 15 different categories are the most category finalists of any firm. The nominated deals and their respective categories represent a diverse array of advisory experience and M&A expertise. Specific deals are named as finalists in top categories including “M&A Deal of the Year” and multiple “Deal of the Year” categories, including two deals named as finalists for Financial Services Deal of the Year.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking named “Investment Services Provider of the Year – USA”

Acquisition International | June 16,2014
Acquisition International recently named Raymond James the “Investment Services Provider of the Year – USA” in their annual Client Choice Awards. The award celebrates the outstanding work of all associates involved in completing deals.


 

Raymond James Investment Banker named a 40 under 40 recognition award winner by the M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor | May 6, 2014
Brendan Ryan, a managing director in the Raymond James Technology Services Investment Banking practice, was named a 40 Under 40 Recognition Award winner in the Dealmaker category by The M&A Advisor.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking wins two International M&A Advisor awards

The M&A Advisor | March 25, 2014
M&A Advisor awarded Raymond James with a pair of International Deal of the Year awards. The winning categories were for M&A Deal of the Year ($100 million to $250 million) and Corporate/Strategic Acquisition of the Year ($1 billion to $5 billion).


 

Raymond James is top 10 municipal bond underwriter in 2013

Thomson Reuters | January 10, 2014
Raymond James was the 10th leading municipal bonds underwriter in the nation in 2013, serving as senior manager on 496 issues with a par value of $10.3 billion. In senior led and co-managed issues in 2013, Raymond James completed 1,003 transactions with a total par amount of $69.2 billion, representing more completed transactions than any other firm in the nation.


 

Raymond James named “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” by M&A Advisor

The M&A Advisor | December 20, 2013
M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” and Jim Bunn, co-head of the Technology Services group, as “M&A Dealmaker of the Year” at its annual M&A Advisor awards gala.


 

Two Raymond James Public Finance Transactions Win In Select Bond Buyer “Deal Of The Year” Categories

The Bond Buyer | November 12, 2013
The Bond Buyer, a national publication covering the municipal finance industry, recognized two transactions completed by Raymond James as 2013 Deals of the Year. The restructuring of New Jersey’s medical education system won Healthcare Financing Deal of the Year and the issuance of $200 million of catastrophe bonds to address storm surge insurance needs for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) was named Non-Traditional Financing Deal of the Year.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking Receives Four Honors at M&A Atlas Awards Gala

Global M&A Network | October 24, 2013
The Raymond James Investment Banking practice was named “M&A Investment Banker Team of the Year” at the recent Americas M&A Atlas Awards gala presented by Global M&A Network. In total, Raymond James won four awards, more than any other firm.
Raymond James Investment Banking Named a Finalist for 18 M&A Advisor Awards, More Than Any Other Firm

The M&A Advisor | October 16, 2013
M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice a finalist for 18 awards spanning 15 separate categories for its 12th annual M&A Advisor Awards. The 18 finalists are the most for any firm. The firm, individual bankers or specific deals are named as finalists in top categories including “Investment Bank of the Year”, “M&A Dealmaker of the Year” and multiple “Deal of the Year” categories.
Raymond James Analysts Received 17 Awards, Ranking the Firm Second Overall in StarMine Analyst 2013 Awards

The Financial Times | August 27, 2013
Thirteen Raymond James analysts were recognized in the 2013 Financial Times/StarMine Analyst Awards. Receiving a total of 17 awards, Raymond James ranked second overall among all brokers for 2013.


 

Raymond James Investment Banker Named A 40 Under 40 Recognition Award Winner

The M&A Advisor | July 30, 2013
Alper Cetingok, managing director and co-head of the security, defense and government services investment banking practice at Raymond James, was recently named a 40 Under 40 Dealmaker by The M&A Advisor.


 

Raymond James Analysts Recognized in StarMine Analyst 2013 Awards in Canada and France

The Financial Times | June 28, 2013
Four Raymond James analysts in Canada and France were recognized in the StarMine Analyst 2013 Awards. Andrew Bradford, Steven Li, Arnaud Palliez and Hermine De-Bentzmann all won 1st place awards in their respective sectors for stock picking and earnings estimation.


 

Raymond James Named World's Best Real Estate Investment Banking Practice

Global Finance | June 11, 2013
For the second year in a row, Raymond James was named the best real estate investment banking practice in the world on Global Finance magazine's "World's Best Investment Banks 2013" list. Since January 2012, the Real Estate group has raised more than $21 billion in equity and debt capital for its clients.


 

Raymond James named Best Brokerage: Riskless Return

Bloomberg | April 24, 2013
Raymond James was recently named as the best brokerage for riskless returns out of nine U.S. brokerages, banks and advisory firms since 2009 based on the BLOOMBERG RISKLESS RETURN RANKING.


 

Raymond James analysts recognized on The Wall Street Journal's “Best on the Street”

The Wall Street Journal | April 16, 2013
Three Raymond James analysts ranked in the top two for their coverage industries among 2,358 analysts evaluated in The Wall Street Journal's annual “Best on the Street” survey. Analysts Bryan Elliot and Jim Parker were ranked first in the Restaurants sector and Airlines sector respectively, and Aaron Kessler was ranked second in the Leisure Goods & Services sector.


 

Raymond James Wins Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year

The M&A Advisor | December 12, 2012
Raymond James Investment Banking was awarded the Industrial Manufacturing/Distribution Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor. In addition, the group was recognized as a finalist in nine categories for deals completed in 2012.


 

Raymond James Analyst Named to the All-American Research Team for the Second Year

Institutional Investor | October 2012
Brian Alexander was named to the Institutional Investor All-American Research Team for a second year in a row. This year Brian was named runner up in the Technology Supply Chain sector of the Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT) industry. He was also named as one of the 10 best analysts across all sectors for accessibility and responsiveness.


 

Raymond James ranked #5 North American roadshow broker in recent survey

IR Magazine | October 2012
In a survey of 716 global investor relations officers conducted by IR Magazine, Raymond James was ranked as the #5 broker for North American roadshows and the #17 broker globally. We were the only firm in our peer group to rank in the Global top 20.


 

Raymond James Named Number 1 M&A Advisor in September

Mergermarket | September 2012
Mergermarket spotlighted Raymond James as the most active financial advisor in Investment Banking for the month of September 2012. The "Eye On" piece highlights recent activity from our Healthcare Investment Banking group as well as our Security, Defense and Government Services Investment Banking Group.


 

Public Finance Named Top 10 Underwriter Nationally

Thomson Reuters | July 1, 2012
Raymond James was named a top 10 underwriter nationally of municipal bonds in the first half of 2012. We completed 376 transactions (the second highest in the country) with a total par value of $5.4 billion. In the South Central, Southeast and Southwest regions, we underwrote more municipal bond issues than any other firm in the country.


 

Raymond James Ranked Number 1 Financial Advisor by Global Security Finance

Global Security Finance | May 2012 The Security, Defense & Government Services Investment Banking group was recently named the leading financial advisor in the security industry by announced number of deals.


 

12 Raymond James analysts receive 11 Starmine awards

The Financial Times | May 30, 2012
In the prestigious The Financial Times 2012 Starmine Analyst Awards, 12 Raymond James analysts received 11 awards, ranking the firm ninth among all U.S. brokerage firms. Six analysts were recognized for their stock selection and five analysts were recognized for their estimate accuracy.
Raymond James named 2012 Greenwich associates leader

Greenwich Associates | May 22, 2012
Raymond James was named a 2012 Greenwich Associates Leader for U.S. Equities in three categories: Quality Leader - U.S. Small- and Mid-Cap Funds Sales Quality; Quality Leader - U.S. Small- and Mid-Cap Funds Research and Analyst Service Quality; Share Leader - U.S. Small- and Mid-Cap Research/Advisory Penetration.
Raymond James Named Best Real Estate Investment Banking Practice

Global Finance Magazine | March 1, 2012
Raymond James recently was named the best real estate investment banking practice in the world on Global Finance magazine’s “World’s Best Investment Banks 2012” list. Since January 2011, the Real Estate group has raised more than $11 billion in equity and debt capital for its clients.


 

Raymond James Wins Cross-Border Deal of the Year and 3 Deals of the Decade

The M&A Advisor | December 14, 2011
Raymond James Investment Banking recently was recognized with four awards from The M&A Advisor for deals completed in 2011. Three of the four deals were declared “Deals of the Decade.” The awards received are:

  • Cross-Border Deal of the Year – Acquisition of Great White Energy Services by Archer Limited – Energy Investment Banking Group
  • Deal of the Decade – Acquisition of Great White Energy Services by Archer Limited – Energy Investment Banking Group
  • Deal of the Decade – Acquisition of Bell Microproducts – Technology Services Investment Banking Group
  • Deal of the Decade – Acquisition of Nuclear Fuel Services by The Babcock & Wilcox Company – Transportation & Industrial Services Investment Banking Group

Raymond James Argentina Research Team Named #1 by Institutional Investor and Greenwich

Institutional Investor & Greenwich Survey | July & August 2011
Raymond James Argentina’s Roberto Guevara and team placed first in the 2011 Institutional Investor research ranking for Argentina. The Buenos Aires-based ensemble captained by Guevara returns to first place, the position the firm claimed in 2006, 2007 and 2009 (no publication in 2008). The same team also placed first in Greenwich's survey of Argentine Equities among U.S. & European Portfolio Managers.


 

Raymond James Wins Multiple Prestigious Starmine Awards

The Financial Times | June 17, 2011
Raymond James' Equity Research department placed sixth among 193 qualifying brokerage firms with nine analysts recognized for stock selection or estimation accuracy in The Financial Times 2011 StarMine Analyst Awards. Five of the nine selected analysts were chosen for their stock selection performance, placing the firm second in that category.


 

Raymond James Honored with Three Energy Investment Banking Awards

Oil & Gas Investor, The M&A Advisor and the Association for Corporate Growth | June 9, 2011
For its work on the public offering of ECA Marcellus Trust | Royalty Trust Securities, Raymond James was awarded Best Financing of the Year by Oil & Gas Investor’s 2010 Excellence Awards, Energy Deal of the Year by the Association for Corporate Growth New York Champion’s Awards and Energy Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor’s 2011 Financing Awards.


 

SmartMoney Names Raymond James Number One

SmartMoney | May 9, 2011
In its 19th annual Broker Survey, SmartMoney saved the top spot for Raymond James. The magazine named outstanding stock picking as the reason for Raymond James’ return to number one after placing second in the 2010 survey.


 

Raymond James Named One of the “Best Companies in the World”

Forbes | April 20, 2011
Raymond James was selected by Forbes as one of the “Best Companies in the World” in its annual Global 2,000 ranking.


 

Raymond James Climbs Higher on The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street”

The Wall Street Journal | April 19, 2011
After ranking seventh on last year’s list, Raymond James tied for second overall (of 196 qualifying firms) on The Wall Street Journal’s 19th annual “Best on the Street” survey. Seven Raymond James analysts ranked in the top five for their coverage industries including alternative energy, banks, real estate and healthcare providers.


 

Raymond James Ranked the Fourth Most Admired Securities Company in the World

Fortune | March 2011
Fortune magazine has ranked Raymond James Financial the fourth most admired securities company in the world. Raymond James ranked third in people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility and quality of management.


 

Raymond James Named a Quality Leader and Top Research Source by Greenwich Associates

Greenwich Associates | January 15, 2011
For the second time in three years, Greenwich Associates has given Raymond James top marks in its “Small/Mid Cap Portfolio Manager Study.” Raymond James was named the quality leader in two categories: U.S. Equity Research and Analyst Service (Small and Mid-Cap Funds) and U.S. Equity Sales Quality (Small and Mid-Cap Funds). Overall, Raymond James ranked fifth in the study and third among top research sources.


 

Raymond James Ltd. Research Team Makes an Excellent Showing in Brendan Wood International Study

Brendan Wood International | October 12, 2010
Analysts at Raymond James Ltd. received high marks in Brendan Wood International’s “31st Annual Equity, Research, Sales and Trading Report.” The team moved up from ninth to eighth place in the overall rankings, which cover 61 investment dealers, and captured second place among independent brokers. In addition, five analysts were named TopGuns and another four reached SuperLeague status.


 

Raymond James Rides High on Forbes’ Blue Chip Analysts List

Forbes | June 16, 2010
Forbes, in collaboration with Zacks Investment Research, released its Blue Chip Analysts list, which seeks to identify the “best and brightest on Wall Street.” In all, nine Raymond James analysts walked away with 15 awards, including two inductions to the “Dazzling Dozen” list, and the firm placed third overall.


 

The Wall Street Journal Names Raymond James Among the “Best on the Street”

The Wall Street Journal | May 25, 2010
From among 2,059 eligible analysts and 183 qualifying firms, The Wall Street Journal has placed six Raymond James analysts in the top five for their coverage industries in its 18th annual “Best on the Street” survey. In addition to the individual recognitions, Raymond James finished seventh overall for 2009.


 

Raymond James Analysts Awarded by Financial Times

Financial Times | May 14, 2010
As part of its annual analyst awards, which are presented in conjunction with StarMine and recognize stock selection and earnings estimate accuracy, Financial Times handed out 11 awards to Raymond James analysts, ranking the firm 10th overall. Of the 1,800 analysts who qualified for evaluation, Raymond James’ Marshall Adkins and Jim Rollyson were each named among the top-10 stock-pickers in the United States across all industries.


 

Raymond James Named ‘Middle Market Investment Bank of the Year’

Buyouts | April 2010
Raymond James was recognized as “Middle Market Investment Bank of the Year” in Buyouts magazine’s “2010 Deal of the Year Yearbook.” The Thomson Reuters publication cited Raymond James’ advisory role in 30 buy- and sell-side transactions with an aggregate value of more than $3 billion in 2009 alone.


 

Raymond James Investment Banking receives M&A Advisor Deal of the Year Award

M&A Advisor | December 14, 2009
In December 2009, Raymond James Investment Banking received the M&A Advisor Middle-Market Deal of the Year Award for its role in the acquisition of Nuclear Fuel Services by Babcock & Wilcox Company. The award-winning deal was selected from among 10 finalists, including two other Raymond James transactions. Award recipients were chosen by an independent body of experts from a variety of industry categories. Additionally, Raymond James was nominated for Investment Banking Firm of the Year.


 

Raymond James Financial Inc.

Vault.com | October 2009
In October 2009, Raymond James’ Investment Banking division was the sole Florida banking institution to make the Top 50 Best-Employers list published by Vault.com. In the employee comments section of the survey, more than one correspondent mentioned “integrity” when it comes to the workplace culture. Another insider simply called it “great,” adding, “That’s why I’ve been here for more than 20 years.”


 

Top 100 Independent Advisors

Barron’s | August 31, 2009
In August 2009, five Raymond James Financial Services advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors” list.


 

Raymond James analysts named to The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street”

The Wall Street Journal | May 26, 2009
Six Raymond James analysts ranked in the top five for their coverage industries and the firm ranked seventh among all brokerage firms evaluated in The Wall Street Journal’s annual “Best on the Street” survey. Analyst Brian Gesuale was ranked first in the Aerospace and Defense sector as well as second in the Internet and Computer Services sector.


 

Forbes names 12 Raymond James analysts in its “Blue Chip Analyst” survey

Forbes | May 7, 2009
Twelve Raymond James analysts were recognized for estimate accuracy and stock-selection performance over a three-year period in the Forbes “Blue Chip Analyst” survey. Based on the survey, Raymond James’ analysts received a total of 15 awards, ranking the company fifth overall among participating brokerage firms. Five Raymond James analysts were ranked first in six coverage areas.


 

Raymond James ranked seventh in the Financial Times Starmine survey

Financial Times | May 26, 2009
Raymond James has been ranked seventh out of 22 U.S. brokerage firms in the Financial Times Starmine survey of stock-selection performance for S&P 500 and Russell 2000 companies. Overall, the participating firms cover more than 125 companies in the S&P 500 index. In addition, the survey recognized several individual Raymond James analysts.


 

Raymond James named a 2008 Quality Leader

Greenwich Associates | December 2008
Raymond James was selected as a 2008 Greenwich Associates Quality Leader. The firm was selected for demonstrated excellence in two categories: Overall Research & Analyst Service Quality – Small-Mid-Cap Funds, and Overall Sales Quality – Small-Mid-Cap Funds.
The Other Surprise in Tampa Bay1

Barron’s | August 25, 2008
Raymond James had a top showing in Barron’s most recent ranking of brokers’ stock recommendations.


 

Raymond James analysts named to The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street”

The Wall Street Journal | May 30, 2008
Four Raymond James analysts ranked in the top five for their coverage industries and the firm ranked 18th out of 260 brokerages evaluated in The Wall Street Journal’s annual “Best on the Street” survey. Analyst Jim Parker (Airlines) has finished first in his sector a record seven times.


 

StarMine names 22 Raymond James analysts to Top Analyst report

Forbes, The Financial Times | May 30, 2008
Twenty-two Raymond James analysts have been recognized a total of 47 times in the StarMine Top Analyst report, as published in Forbes and The Financial Times.


 

Raymond James honored again with the SmartMoney “Best Full Service Broker” award

SmartMoney | May 19, 2009
For the second year in a row, Raymond James has beat out the competition in the categories of customer satisfaction and quality of brokerage statements in the SmartMoney “Best Full Service Broker” award.


 

Raymond James tops client satisfaction rankings2

Reuters | July 30, 2008
Raymond James ranked “Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms” according to the
J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM.


 

Raymond James highest in advisor satisfaction3

InvestmentNews | September 30, 2008
Raymond James ranked “Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms in a Tie” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudySM – adding to the firm’s recent investor satisfaction recognition.


 

400 Best Big Companies in America

Forbes | December 22, 2008
Raymond James made Forbes’ list of the “400 Best Big Companies in America” for the seventh time.


 

Raymond James one of “America’s Most Trustworthy”

Forbes | March 27, 2008
Raymond James Financial was the only major investment services firm named to Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.”


 

Raymond James advances in the Fortune 1000

Fortune | May 5, 2008
Climbing 54 spots, Raymond James Financial was named number 658 on Fortune magazine’s list of top revenue-producing corporations in the United States.


 

Raymond James receives top marks from the Human Rights Campaign

Tampa Bay Business Journal | September 3, 2008
Raymond James earned a perfect 100% score in the 2009 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.


 

Institutional Investor ranking based on responses from more than 660 analysts and money managers at some 350 firms that manage an estimated $457 billion in Latin American equities.

The StarMine Awards measure the performance of brokers over sets of stocks in two ways: by the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. After computing scores on each stock a firm covers, StarMine aggregates the scores on each stock to arrive at an overall score for the broker in each category.

Forbes Global 2000 companies have the top composite scores based on sales, profits, assets and market value.

Fortune ranking based on an average score of nine key attributes of reputation: people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services, global competitiveness, and innovation.

Barron’s ranking of brokers’ stock recommendations is compiled by Zacks Investment Research and tracks the performance of each firm’s focus list.

The Fortune 1000 is a list of the 1000 largest American companies based on revenues.

SmartMoney does not endorse any product or service of Raymond James. The survey criteria included performance of recommended stocks, customer satisfaction, and user-friendliness of account statements and websites. Past performance may not be indicative of future results. Please note that fees and charges will reduce an investor’s return.

Agencia Estado award based on coverage of companies listed on Bovespa, the São Paulo Stock Exchange, and recommend selections. The top 10 research analysts are chosen based on their selections that generated the greatest returns to investors based on all of their recommendations on Bovespa-listed stocks. Small cap stocks generally involve greater risks.

The Wall Street Journal does not endorse, sponsor or approve the investment programs of Raymond James. The Wall Street Journal survey identifies the top five analysts across various industry categories, basing the awards on stock-picking skill.

The Greenwich Quality Leaders are determined by the results of in-depth meetings with more than 20,000 large corporate and institutional users of financial services and products. Research participants are asked about their use of and demand for financial services and products, and about the most important risks and trends in related financial markets. They are asked to name the sell-side providers they use, the proportion of their business allocated to each provider, and to rate the quality of service delivered by each provider across a range of categories. Small and mid-cap stocks involve greater risks and are not suitable for all investors.

For the Forbes Blue-Chip Analyst awards, Zacks Investment Research ranks security analysts, in each industry, on their stock-picking skills over a three calendar year period. Then they separately rank the same analysts on their earnings-per-share forecasting accuracy, by company, for the three most recent fiscal years available prior to publication of the rankings.

The 2010 Financial Times/StarMine Analyst awards are based on the 2009 calendar-year performance of recommendations and estimates on companies that are based in the United States, Europe and Asia. StarMine, a Thomson Reuters company, objectively measures the performance of analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates.

The rankings for the Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors” reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices.

The Forbes rankings for “America’s Most Trusted Companies,” are compiled by financial analytics company Audit Integrity after it assesses companies for the integrity of their operations. The Forbes rankings for the “400 Best Big Companies in America” are based on stringent criteria including accounting and governance ratings, revenue, positive equity, long-term earnings growth and debt-to-capital ratios.

The Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” was compiled by industry researcher R.J. Shook of the Winner’s Circle Organization. Rankings were based on quantitative (assets under management and revenue produced) and qualitative criteria (compliance records, discussions with management, experience levels and interviews among other factors).

1 For the 12 months ended June 30, 2008, Raymond James recommended 61 securities through its Focus List. Of these, 28 advanced and 33 declined. Performance includes dividends and a 1% trading commission on additions and deletions. The Focus List returned -2.9% during this period, whereas the S&P 500 returned -13.1%. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks. Investors cannot invest directly in an index. Individual results will vary and an investor would incur commissions (and interest charges if transacted in a margin account) to transact these recommendations. A complete record of all Focus List recommendations during this period is available upon request. The results presented should not and cannot be viewed as an indicator of future performance. The market value of securities fluctuates and investors may incur profits or losses.

2 Raymond James received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on responses from 4,528 investors measuring 19 investment firms and measures opinions of investors who used full-service investment institutions. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in April-May 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

3 Raymond James received the highest numerical score for employee advisor satisfaction among financial investment firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on 3,124 total responses measuring 19 investment firms and measures employee satisfaction of investment firms. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in May-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

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StarMine, a Thomson Reuters company, objectively measures the performance of analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2009 awards are based on the 2008 calendar-year performance of recommendations and estimates on companies that are based in the United States, Europe and Asia. Questions about data collection and the surveys methodology and calculations should be directed to mary.morgan@thomsonreuters.com.

The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks. The Russell 2000 index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 index, which represents approximately 8% of the U.S. investable market.

Calculations for the 2009 Forbes. Blue Chip Analyst survey were performed by Zacks Investment Research. Zacks ranked the analysts on their stock-picking skills and earnings estimation accuracy over a three year period. Further information on these awards is available on Forbes.com.

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