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Alfred Sams, CFP® Managing Director

Alfred believes investment management is more art than science. He enjoys helping clients put together the puzzle that financial planning and investment management can present, and finds it exciting to see the pieces of that puzzle work together to create a desirable picture for the client. In most cases, Alfred sees multiple routes that can be taken to pursue an individual’s financial goals. That’s why his team is excellent at getting to know a client well enough to understand which route will be most suitable for them.

Money should be a blessing, but Alfred understands the burden it can sometimes bring. He encourages clients to think about the effect their wealth will have on the relationships in their lives, as well as how it could influence the motivation of future generations.

Prior to joining Raymond James in 2017, Alfred was a private financial advisor and senior vice president with SunTrust Investment Services for 16 years. In 2001, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia. Alfred has also acquired his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. By voluntarily completing the CFP Board’s rigorous certification process, Alfred has taken an extra step to demonstrate his professionalism. As a CFP® professional, he has committed to meeting the board’s continuing education requirements and practicing with higher ethical standards. At Raymond James Alfred is a member of the Chairman's Council* and was named to the 2020 and 2021 edition of the Forbes list of Best in State Wealth Advisors.

Originally from Macon, Alfred makes his home in Sea Island with his wife, Riley. The couple has two children, Thomas, 13, and Cammie, 9. Alfred attends St. Simons Community Church, is a member of the Macon Civic Club, and serves as a board member with Frederica Academy. He is also a past board member of the Hay House and the Communities of Coastal Georgia Foundation. In his free time, Alfred enjoys golfing, traveling and snow skiing.

The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria, mostly gained through telephone and in-person due diligence interviews, and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years’ experience, and the algorithm weights factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Out of approximately 32,725 nominations received, based on thresholds, more than 5,000 advisors received the award. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK receives a fee in exchange for rankings. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. Please visit https://www.forbes.com/best-in-statewealth-advisors for more info.

* Membership is based mainly on assets under management, education, credentials and fiscal year production. Requalification is required annually. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER,  CFP Logo Flame Design and  CFP Logo Plaque Design in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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