Significant wealth creates not only exceptional rewards, but distinctive financial planning needs as well. It also demands a more extensive array of investment opportunities and services. We offer a broad range of specialized solutions to meet those needs.

Alternative Investments
The Raymond James Alternative Investments Group provides thorough research and selection of nontraditional investments for potential inclusion in client portfolios. Using the services provided by this team, we offer access to a variety of investments that have historically demonstrated lower correlation to standard market indices, including hedge funds, fund of funds, managed futures, private equity and real estate, as well as equity exchange funds for large, concentrated equity positions and similar opportunities.


Asset Management
Because your lifestyle and financial needs are unique, we offer specialized accounts and portfolios that encompass a wide range of investment strategies. From capital protection to asset growth, we will help determine which model is right for you based on your personal goals and risk tolerance.


Estate Planning
Reducing your tax obligations now and ensuring the efficient transfer and preservation of your assets in the future are critical to effectively managing your wealth. Using the vast resources offered by Raymond James – including the specialized services provided by Raymond James Trust N.A. and Raymond James Insurance Group – and working in conjunction with your other professional advisors, we can address your concerns and develop strategies intended to incorporate estate, trust and insurance solutions into your financial plan.


Additional Services
Through our relationship with Raymond James, we also provide access to extensive asset management services, fixed income strategies, and solutions for companies and executives. In addition, for investors meeting certain qualifications, we can arrange a visit to the Raymond James home office in St. Petersburg, Florida. This visit can provide further in-depth information about the firm’s products, services and support resources, plus the opportunity to meet with respected Raymond James experts in a variety of areas.


Alternative investments involve specific risks that may be greater than those associated with traditional investments and may be offered only to clients who meet specific suitability requirements, including minimum-net-worth tests. You should consider the special risks with alternative investments including limited liquidity, tax considerations, incentive fee structures, potentially speculative investment strategies, and different regulatory and reporting requirements. You should only invest in hedge funds, managed futures or other similar strategies if you do not require a liquid investment and can bear the risk of substantial losses. There can be no assurance that any investment will meet its performance objectives or that substantial losses will be avoided.

There is an inverse relationship between interest rate movements and fixed income prices. Generally, when interest rates rise, fixed income prices fall and when interest rates fall, fixed income prices rise.

The alternative investment vehicles we offer include, but are not limited to:

  • Hedge funds

    Hedge funds typically offer private investment management in a structure that provides managers broad flexibility in executing their mandates. They employ a wide array of strategies and may invest in a variety of financial instruments across global markets. We help assist you in determining the right investments to complement your portfolio.   

    You should only invest in hedge funds if you do not require a liquid investment and can bear the risk of substantial losses.

  • Managed futures

    Managed futures strategies trade in a variety of global markets, attempting to identify and profit from rising or falling trends that develop in these markets. Markets that are traded often include financials (interest rates, stock indices and currencies), as well as commodities (energy, metals and agriculturals). Through careful selection, we help you identify the managed futures funds that best suit your needs.

  • Private equity

    Private equity managers seek to make privately negotiated investments in companies, ranging from providing capital for startup companies to “buying out” mature companies with the intent of improving fundamentals and, in turn, the value of the businesses. We assist you in selecting private equity managers that will best complement your portfolio.

  • Real Estate

    Real estate has long been considered an alternative tangible asset. While real estate can be accessed through traditional means, such as direct ownership and real estate investment trusts (REITs), it is also possible to access this asset class through managers who invest opportunistically in private real estate and trade less mainstream real estate-related securities. Together, we select the real estate investments in line with your short- and long-term financial goals.

    Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are financial vehicles that pool investors’ capital to purchase or finance real estate. REITs may concentrate their investments in specific geographic areas or in specific properties types, i.e., hotels, shopping malls, residential complexes and office buildings. The value of the REITs and the ability of the REITs to distribute income may be adversely affected by several factors, including rising interest rates, changes in the national, state and local economic climate and real-estate conditions, perceptions of prospective tenants of the safety, convenience and attractiveness of the properties, the ability of the owner to provide adequate management, maintenance and insurance, the cost of complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act, increased competition from new properties, the impact of present or future environmental legislation and compliance with environmental laws, changes in real estate taxes and other operating expenses, adverse changes in governmental rule and fiscal policies, adverse changes in zoning laws, and other factors beyond the control of the issuers of the REITs.

    REITs involve risks such as refinancing, economic conditions in the real estate industry, changes in property values and dependency on real estate management.

  • Commodities

    Managers who focus on investing in tangible assets, such as commodities have the potential to generate returns that offer diversification benefits and protection against inflation. We help you field your options, choosing the investment strategy that best suits your needs.

    Commodities are volatile investments and should only form a small part of a diversified portfolio. There may be sharp price fluctuations even during periods when prices overall are rising.

Through careful selection, as well as ongoing monitoring, we can assist you in determining the right combination of alternative investments to complement your portfolio.

Alternative investments involve specific risks that may be greater than those associated with traditional investments and may be offered only to clients who meet specific suitability requirements, including minimum net worth tests. You should consider the special risks with alternative investments including limited liquidity, tax considerations, incentive fee structures, potentially speculative investment strategies, and different regulatory and reporting requirements. You should only invest in hedge funds, managed futures or other similar strategies if you do not require a liquid investment and can bear the risk of substantial losses. There can be no assurance that any investment will meet its performance objectives or that substantial losses will be avoided.

* Every investor's situation is unique and you should consider your investment goals, risk tolerance and time horizon before making any investment. There is no assurance that any investment will meet its investment objectives or that substantial losses will be avoided. Diversification and asset allocation do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss.