Raymond James Financial to acquire Scout Investments and Reams Asset Management
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with UMB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UMBF) to purchase subsidiary Scout Investments and its Reams Asset Management division.
Scout and Reams would join Raymond James’ subsidiary Carillon Tower Advisers, a global asset management firm offering a suite of distribution and operational support capabilities to independent portfolio management teams. Eagle Asset Management, ClariVest Asset Management and Cougar Global Investments are current affiliates of Carillon Tower. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2017.
“Building on our strong foundation of asset management expertise is a key component of the firm’s growth strategy and its focus on providing retail and institutional clients with sophisticated investment options,” said Raymond James Chairman and CEO Paul Reilly. “As with all additions to the Raymond James family, Scout and Reams bring complementary cultures and management philosophies to the asset management division.”
Founded in 1982 as a division of UMB and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., Scout Investments and its Reams Asset Management division have a combined $27 billion under management and advisement.* Reams is an institutional-focused fixed income specialist, while Scout is an equity asset manager.
“We are pleased to welcome Scout and Reams to the Carillon Tower family and excited that we will be able to offer our clients a broader set of investment solutions” said Carillon Tower President and Chairman Cooper Abbott, CFA. “The addition of these well-recognized franchises to our multi-boutique model is a natural extension of our long-term growth strategy.”
Upon closing of the transaction, Scout Investments and its Reams Asset Management division will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Carillon Tower Advisers, with projected combined assets under management and advisement in excess of $60 billion.* As a result of this acquisition, Carillon Tower will distribute Scout and Reams investment products worldwide.
*All data as of Dec. 31, 2016
About Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE: RJF) is a leading diversified financial services company providing private client group, capital markets, asset management, banking and other services to individuals, corporations and municipalities. The company has 7,100 financial advisors serving approximately 3 million client accounts in more than 2,900 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are $637 billion. Public since 1983, the firm has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since 1986 under the symbol RJF. Additional information is available at www.raymondjames.com.
About Carillon Tower Advisers
Carillon Tower Advisers is a global asset-management firm supporting autonomous boutiques spanning investment disciplines and asset classes, each with a focus on risk-adjusted returns and alpha generation. We believe this lineup of institutional-class portfolio managers can help investors meet their long-term business and financial goals. Ultimately, this structure allows investment teams to focus on what they do best: managing portfolios.
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