Investment and Economic Experts

Raymond James is one of the few firms in the nation to offer equity, open-end mutual fund, fixed income and asset management research to its clients. We firmly believe that having reliable, current research is important in the investment and financial planning process. The two experts below publish daily, weekly and/or monthly commentary and analysis for Raymond James’ advisors and clients. To reach an analyst or associate please contact Media Relations by e-mail or at 727-567-2824. To learn more about the firm’s coverage click here.

Investment Strategy

Jeffrey D. Saut
Managing Director
Raymond James & Associates
Jeffrey Saut joined Raymond James in September 1999 as a managing director of investment strategy. Previously, Mr. Saut was managing director of research at Roney & Co. in Detroit, which was acquired by Raymond James & Associates in September 1999. Prior to that, he was managing director of equity capital markets for Sterne, Agee & Leech, Inc. where his responsibilities included equity research, investment banking, institutional sales and syndicate.

Jeff Saut’s Daily Audio Comment is recorded every weekday, except Wednesday, at 9 a.m. ET. It is made available to the public on at approximately 1 p.m. ET.

Economic Outlook

Scott J. Brown, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Senior Economist
Raymond James & Associates
Scott Brown is chief economist within the Equity Research Department at Raymond James. Prior to joining the company in 1993, Dr. Brown was a manager of economic research at Pacific First Bank, Seattle, and had previously been director of research at First Imperial Advisors.

Dr. Brown has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of California, Irvine; a master’s degree in statistics from the University of Illinois and a doctorate in economics from the University of California, San Diego. He is a member of the American Economic Association and the National Association for Business Economics. He also serves on the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors for the state of Florida and is a member of the Economic Advisory Council of the American Bankers Association.

Raymond James Research Analysts

With more than 100 industry research analysts and associates, Raymond James fields one of the top 5 research organizations in North America in terms of number of companies covered. Our fundamental research effort is complemented by macro research from our well known economic, strategic, and technical experts. On average, Raymond James research analysts possess several years of sell-side experience, and many have extensive prior experience in the industries they now cover. In addition, many of our analysts and associates have earned their CFA or other professional designation.

Industry sectors covered by Raymond James research analysts and associates include: Consumer, Energy, Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrial, Mining & Natural Resources, Real Estate, Technology & Communications and Transportation. To learn more click here.