how we serve your institutional needs

Our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive advice and assistance essential to the financial and fiduciary well-being of your institution. We approach every decision with discipline, transparency and control – and work diligently to ensure that our guidance meets your needs. We are committed to working together with you to assess your needs, define success, set goals, and evaluate and document the progress on an ongoing basis.

Our team can collaborate with your directors, board members and other professional advisors such as trustees, attorneys and CPAs to monitor expenses and help you adhere to a fiduciary standard of care. We can work with you to help ensure you have the policies and procedures in place to meet your fiduciary responsibilities and evaluate the funds and expenses of your plans.

Discretionary portfolio management

With discretionary portfolio management, you set the direction and goals, while Raymond James' experienced team in Institutional Fiduciary Solutions acts as a 3(38) investment manager and assumes full responsibility* for investment selection and monitoring. Ongoing communication and transparency will help to ensure the strategy and portfolio remain consistent with your objectives and preferences.

Non-discretionary portfolio management

Our non-discretionary approach allows your institution’s leadership, or the committee that is designated the task, to maintain its ability to make investment decisions. We provide the recommendations, but it is in the power of your institution to decide on the direction their portfolio takes.

Investment policy statement creation and guidance

We work closely with our institutional clients to define the objectives, review process, risk management, and spending policy. On an annual basis, we review the investment policy statement to help ensure it remains aligned with your institution’s mandates.

Institutional consulting services

We can provide a full suite of services required by institutional clients in fulfillment of their fiduciary duties and responsibilities. For anything beyond, we have the full resources of Raymond James and its Institutional Consulting Services professionals.

*As set forth in, and subject to, applicable agreements. All investments are subject to risk, including loss. Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. There is no assurance that any investment strategy will be successful. Advisory fees are in addition to the internal expenses charged by mutual funds and other investment company securities. To the extent that clients intend to hold these securities, the internal expenses should be included when evaluating the costs of a fee-based account. Clients should periodically re-evaluate whether the use of an asset-based fee continues to be appropriate in servicing their needs. A list of additional considerations, as well as the fee schedule, is available in the firm's Form ADV (Part 2A) as well as the client agreement.