• James Hitchcock

    Senior Vice President, Investments

Jim was an Executive Director - Investments with Oppenheimer & Co Inc. prior to joining Raymond James & Associates. He served as a First Vice Presidents for Prudential Securities and has more than 30 years of experience in the brokerage industry.

Jim works with individuals and corporations in assisting them toward achieving their long-term financial goals. His investment philosophy emphasizes a conservative asset allocation approach toward investing.

Throughout his career, Jim has given numerous presentations on retirement planning strategies and money management to individuals and corporations. Among the investment vehicles he employs for his clients are investment-grade-rated tax-exempt municipal bonds, corporate bonds, U.S. government securities, individual equities, mutual funds and annuities.

Jim earned his B.B.A. in Business Economics in 1983 at the University of San Diego. He is a graduate of PaineWebber's Equity Institute and is a former Premier Council member of Alliance Capital (now, AllianceBernstein) and a 2000 Presidents' Council member of the Million Dollar Round Table, a trade organization for the insurance industry.