Ed Higham joined Raymond James in 2019 as part of the acquisition of Silver Lane Advisors. Prior to joining Raymond James, Mr. Higham was a managing director at Silver Lane. He has more than 25 years of mergers and acquisitions experience as a Fortune 100 strategic corporate buyer/seller and investment banker. Previously, Mr. Higham was Vice President and Head of Corporate M&A at New York Life Insurance Company, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Prudential Financial and an investment banker at PaineWebber and The Chase Manhattan Bank. He has led strategic acquisitions and divestitures of insurance, asset management and wealth management firms in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. Fluent in Spanish and conversational in French, Mr. Higham has a BA in Economics (with Distinction) from Colby College and an MBA in Finance and International Business from Columbia University.