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Scott Cracraft

Scott CracraftManaging Director

Scott has more than two decades' worth of experience and knowledge from managing client portfolios in constantly changing markets. Like Spencer, his main goal for clients is to help ensure they have enough money to last them throughout their retirement years. Scott specializes in retirement income planning, financial planning, insurance review, retirement plans both individual and corporate, and 501(c)3 and other charitable and religious investment advisory services.

As a general manager in the luxury automobile dealer business, Scott developed his skills in finance. In 1991, he found his financial acumen could best serve people by helping them reach their retirement income goals, so he joined Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as a financial advisor. Then, in 2009, he went to work for Morgan Keegan, which joined with Raymond James in 2012.

Growing up the son of a DuPont executive, Scott lived many places, including Ireland and Japan, before the family settled in Camden, South Carolina. He attended the College of Charleston, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1983. Scott was named to the 2023 edition of the Forbes list of Best in State Wealth Advisors.

Today, Scott and his wife, Janet, live happily in Charleston. They have two grown children, Chip and Kellee Ann. Scott is active in the community and serves as chairman of the investment committee and chairman of the Priests Retirement Plan Committee for the Catholic Diocese of Charleston. He serves on the board of governors for the College of Charleston School of Business and has also been appointed to The College of Charleston's Foundation Board of Directors.

Vintage auto racers from Charleston area showcase time-honored sports cars on the track. Click here to learn more about Scott's exciting hobby.

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Forbes Top Wealth Advisors Best-in-State (2023)
The Forbes Top Wealth Advisors Best-In-State 2023 ranking, 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. This ranking is based upon the period from 6/30/2021 to 6/30/2022 and was released on 4/4/2023. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of seven years of 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. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of approximately 39,007 nominations, 7,321 advisors received the award. This ranking is not indicative of an 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/lists/best-in-state-wealth-advisors/?sh=181ba856ab97 for more info.


Spencer J. Lynch, Managing Director
Scott A. Cracraft, Managing Director
360 Concord Street || Suite 210 ||
Charleston, SC 29401
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