ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – ETF.com recently recognized Raymond James for having the “Best ETF Offering” in the independent broker/dealer category at the publisher’s third annual ETF Awards for Excellence dinner held March 16 in New York. The award recognized Raymond James for its broad range of ETF offerings and its new ETF-only portfolios, which offer investors low-cost, broad-based exposure to the ETF market.
In making the announcement, ETF.com noted that each finalist was judged based on that firm’s research, data, tools, trading capabilities and its education for advisors and investors. In the category, Raymond James bested finalists Ameriprise, LPL and Securities America.
Accepting the award for Raymond James was Glen H. Flego, regional director of Raymond James Investment Advisors Division (IAD) which, in November 2011, launched a new platform of No-Transaction-Fee ETFs for its custodial clients.
“We are delighted to have received this award,” said IAD President Bill Van Law. “It is further recognition that Raymond James’ full-service platform for RIAs is unique and includes one of the best NTF-ETF programs in the industry.”
The ETF.com Awards Dinner celebrates the people, products and firms that are breaking new ground and helping to deliver better investment outcomes for investors.
About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has approximately 6,700 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.8 million client accounts in more than 2,700 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $514 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com.