With offices in St. Louis, St. Petersburg, and Tampa, Thomas Hake and his team provide investment management and financial planning services to clients throughout the United States. Since 2015, Hake Investment Group has proudly aligned with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Tom has over 30 years of financial services experience and learned the investment business at a very early age. In fact, Tom’s parents taught him the alphabet by helping him learn to file mutual fund statements for his financial advisor father, Joseph Hake. By the time Tom started middle school algebra classes, his experience in solving complex investment rate of return for his father’s clients set him up for a successful career in financial services, and a lifetime of straight As in math and calculus.
In 2019, Raymond James appointed Tom the National Co-Chair for the Raymond James Pride Financial Advisors Network. As founder of this inclusion network, Tom leads Raymond James in support to clients, financial advisors, and allies who identify within and serve the LGBT+ community.
Tom has been recognized for his leadership and commitment to the LGBTQ+ community by many organizations. Awards Tom has received include the 2021 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business of Pride OUTstanding Voice recognition, the 2021 Think Advisor magazine “Luminary Voice” for the LGBTQ+ community, the 2019 Investment News See It Be It Role Model, for Excellence in Diversity & Inclusion, and most importantly the 2021 Raymond James “Beacon” award, given to inspirational leaders of Raymond James Advisor Inclusion Networks.
Tom spends his time in both St. Louis, Missouri and St. Petersburg, Florida where he enjoys supporting the outstanding cultural institutions in both regions, while also changing Florida sunsets. Tom enjoys any chance to travel, always making sure to visit clients, family, and friends throughout the country.
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* PFAN (Pride Financial Advisors Network) Beacon Award: The 2021 Pride Financial Advisors Network Beacon Award is an internal recognition given to an associate or financial advisor who has demonstrated leadership or support of the Pride Financial Advisors Network and the LGBTQ+ financial advisor community. Submission requests go out to the Members of the Pride Financial Advisors Network (PFAN), the individuals with the most votes get reviewed by the PFAN Advisory Council
Members and they choose the award finalist. In 2021, 3 advisors were nominated, and 1 advisor was chosen as the finalist. The recognition is not representative of any client's experience, is not an endorsement by Raymond James, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. No fee is paid in exchange for this recognition.
2021 Tampa Bay Business Journal Business of Pride - Voice: Submissions were reviewed the Tampa Bay Business Journal Editorial Board based on each nominee's ability to made a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ community in the past year. All winners must be from one of the following counties: Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk or Sarasota. Out of more than 100 nominations, 13 were selected. Investor experience and/or returns were not considered for this selection.
This ranking is not based in anyway on the individual's abilities in regards to providing investment advice or management. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this recognition. Raymond James is not affiliated with Tampa Bay Business Journal.
The ThinkAdvisor Luminaries awards aim to celebrate the achievements of advisors, industry executives, teams, RIAs, brokerdealers, asset managers and other firms by showcasing their achievements in four key areas, including Diversity & Inclusion, Thought Leadership, Executive Leadership and Dealmaking/Growth. Members of the Class of 2021 LUMINARIES were selected by a diverse panel of judges from across the advice industry, and the ThinkAdvisor editorial team. Out of several hundred participants and nominations, the winners represent individuals, companies and executives from 150 firms. For the Diversity and Inclusion award, ideal candidates have put into practice innovative, internal diversity practices, and are uniting their own companies and the industry around diversity and inclusion goals. At the same time, these nominees relentlessly purse gender and racial equality and cultivate change. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial
Advisers pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. ThinkAdvisor and ALM Media Properties, LLC are not affiliated with Raymond James. Visit https://www.thinkadvisor.com/2021/08/16/meet-the-luminaries-class-of-2021/ for a list of award winners.
** Nominees for the See it Be it Role Models Award must currently be working as financial planners, registered representatives or registered investment advisers, or as industry professionals in a role that supports financial advisers. Judges will consider demonstrations of leadership, business achievements and examples of being a role model or inspiring others from diverse backgrounds to succeed in the financial advice profession. InvestmentNews received 160 nominations and selected 13 individuals for the See it Be It Role Model award. Each role model has at least 10 years of experience in the industry. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience is not an endorsement and is not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating nor is Raymond James affiliated with InvestmentNews.
*** Members of the Corporate Marketing Advisory Council are comprised of advisors who provide insight and feedback relating to marketing services and support. This is reviewed annually.
**** This is an internal award given to advisors/teams for their practices and events to enhance client experience and impact business growth. Submission to the award can be made by the branch annually.
The Investment Management Consultant designation is awarded to those who complete the Raymond James Institute of Investment Management Consulting program.)
These rankings or awards may not be representative of any one client's experience, are not an endorsement, and are not indicative of an advisor’s future performance. No fee is paid in exchange for this award/rating. These rankings or awards are not based in anyway on the individual's abilities in regard to providing investment advice or management. Raymond James is not affiliated with any listed outside organizations.)