Kevin Giddis joined Raymond James in April 2012 when Morgan Keegan was acquired by Raymond James. He serves as an Executive Vice President and head of the Fixed Income Capital Markets division of Raymond James. Mr. Giddis oversees the Fixed Income Division’s Sales, Trading, Underwriting and Research operations which provide support for the Institutional and Retail Financial Advisors.
Mr. Giddis joined Morgan Keegan in 1998 as head of the Fixed Income Retail Trading Desk. In 2008, he was named head of Fixed Income Sales, Trading and Research, prior to being named President of the Fixed Income Capital Markets Division in 2010. He was a member of Morgan Keegan’s Executive Committee, the firm’s Credit Committee, Regions Bank’s Economic Forecasting Committee and Regions Bank’s Traded Markets Open Committee.
Prior to joining Morgan Keegan, Mr. Giddis was Senior Vice President and Head of Taxable Fixed Income Trading at Principal Financial Securities in Dallas. He previously served as Vice President and Head of Dealer Desk at Hibernia National Bank in Dallas. Mr. Giddis was also an Institutional Salesman at Deposit Guaranty National Bank and Howard Weil & Co. in Jackson, Mississippi. Mr. Giddis earned B.S. degree in Finance from University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Giddis serves on the Board of Trustees of St. George’s Independent School. He also serves on the University of Southern Mississippi Athletic Foundation Board.
Giddis makes regular appearances on Bloomberg Television, Fox Business News and CNBC, and is frequently quoted in publications including MarketWatch, Investors Business Daily, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNN Money, The USA Today and The New York Times.