• Bill Rice III

    Founding Partner, Managing Director & CEO, ECA

    Wealth Advisor, RJFS

Bill Rice III is a Founding Partner, Managing Director and CEO of Eagle Capital Advisors, Wealth Advisor RJFS. Prior to joining Raymond James Financial Services and founding Eagle Capital Advisors with his father and his son in February 2019, Bill was a Morgan Stanley credentialed senior portfolio manager and senior investment management consultant who spent much of his time managing the team’s proprietary investment portfolios designed to help better serve the needs of clients seeking investment management, retirement income planning and advice that encompasses virtually every aspect of their financial lives. In 2016, Bill received the Certified Portfolio Manager designation from Columbia University and the Academy of Certified Portfolio Managers. The designation is earned after completing a rigorous self-study program and a week of classroom training at Columbia University, which culminates with passing a final exam.

Bill joined a Morgan Stanley predecessor firm in 1989 after beginning his financial services career at MBank Waco five years before. He is an accomplished musician who earned an associate degree in fine arts from Kilgore College before continuing his studies at Baylor University, where he received a BBA in finance and private enterprise/entrepreneurship.

Born and raised in Longview, Bill believes in giving back to the community that has given so much to him. He currently serves on the board of 100 Acres of Heritage for the City of Longview, the Gregg County Historical Museum and as a director of the Paisano Baptist Encampment. He previously served on the boards of the Kilgore College Foundation, The Portfolio Management Institute at Morgan Stanley and Opera East Texas.

Raymond James is not affiliated with any organizations mentioned.