Benefits for your institution

The Raymond James Financial Institutions Division has a long, successful history of supporting financial institutions with the full-spectrum securities brokerage and investment advisory services of a respected NYSE firm.

We also offer what others don’t: demonstrated equity capital markets experience; proven performance in the fixed income markets; expertise in highly specialized tax credit funds; and comprehensive public finance capabilities.

Our goal is to provide just about anything your advisors and clients could need or ask for.

Reputation and performance

Reputation backed by performance – the way it should be.

Raymond James can offer your financial institution something that no other investment provider can: an affiliation with a nationally recognized, well-diversified, full-service brokerage firm. In fact, an affiliation with Raymond James can elevate your institution far beyond “bank brokerage.”

-Managers of investment programs affiliated with Raymond James are regularly recognized among the best in the industry

-Raymond James is consistently ranked as one of the top full-service investment firms in the country

-Every day, the media turns to us for expert opinions from our research and market analysts

Never again will your clients be forced to take their business to the investment program of a larger bank, credit union or brokerage firm.

Raymond James' solid reputation is built on financial strength, agility and endurance. Our prudent approach to risk management has helped the firm remain a pillar of stability for decades. Our goal is to provide your institution with all the same capabilities of even the largest firms, but with a client orientation and family feel. As a firm, our culture centers on our values, client focus, conservatism, independence and integrity. Always has; always will. It's our inimitable culture that makes us stand out in a sea of "business as usual."

Dedicated management support

An entire business unit to serve financial institutions.

Our directors and teams have an average industry experience of more than 23 years, dedicated to new institutional business development and relationship management. They can help you successfully attract, retain and grow advisors and build a well-managed, profitable retail investment program within your institution.

Sophisticated capabilities

The capabilities and resources affluent clients demand.

An affiliation with Raymond James means that your financial institution can deliver the broad resources needed to serve affluent, high-net-worth clients, including the most capable investment expertise and access to a full range of investment options. With our support, your investment services group can compete successfully with any firm in the business, including the largest and best-known banks and wirehouses in the country.

Your wealthiest clients will enjoy everything from online portfolio performance monitoring, to equity, fixed income and market research, to estate valuations.

Marketing support

Interactive websites, professional collateral, social media – and more – to grow your brand.

Raymond James Marketing is a full-service, in-house agency that provides award-winning services to our partner institutions. Our team specializes in designing and producing compelling materials to support your markets and your brand. Depending on your marketing needs and objectives, we can help you with executions to support a full marketing plan, including interactive and responsive websites, social media, brochures and other printed collateral, advertisements, and audio and video.

We also make it easy for your logo to appear on any of the wide-ranging investment tools, reports and other materials Raymond James offers. Your logo can be placed on almost everything that your customers or prospects might see. Stationery, client statements, Investor Access and marketing materials can be branded with your institution’s logo or co-branded with the Raymond James logo – it’s up to you.

Technology

Sophisticated, integrated and highly intuitive tools that work the way you do.

Technology that works the way you do, not the other way around. That’s what you’ll find at Raymond James.

Our continual commitment to expanding and enhancing technology – backed by one of the best teams in the country – has created a suite of applications that is second to none. We continue to invest significant time and dollars each year in our platform to ensure that your advisors remain competitive in a constantly changing technology environment. Access to systems via mobile devices, account aggregation, e-signature, etc. make it easier for your advisors to do business.

It all begins with Advisor Access – a convenient, central point of interaction with Raymond James technology. For financial planning with clients and portfolio management, Goal Planning & Monitoring is a visual, easy-to-understand tool that can effectively engage clients. And Investor Access helps keep your clients connected to accounts and information about their investments and money management activities.

To learn more about how our technology is built with the advisor in mind, take the technology tour.

Institutional services

Compete with the largest firms in the country.

Our capital markets reach within the banking industry segment also includes equity research and sales and trading of over 500 community bank stocks, as well as additional expertise in investment banking and related services like fixed income portfolio trading and market making dedicated exclusively to financial institutions.

We also can enable you to help your small business owners and corporate clients take their companies public, or provide consultation regarding a merger or acquisition. With our support, you can help your local municipalities raise capital in the debt markets, or have our in-house experts provide technical assistance in designing qualified retirement plans for your largest commercial accounts.

Transition support

Knowledgeable, comprehensive support each step of the way.

We assist our partner institutions in managing the day-to-day details of transitioning their investment programs to Raymond James. Because the area of operations – including account transfers – is so critical to the entire process, we assign a dedicated transition team to you from the beginning. Knowledgeable, skilled support professionals from each of these areas – registrations, registered investment advisory services, technology services, compliance, marketing and operations – assume responsibility for ensuring a successful transition.