Alternative investments

Alternative investments and banking & trust services

To serve the more extensive financial needs of higher-net-worth investors, the Raymond James Alternative Investments Group (AIG) researches and selects high-quality, non-traditional investment products to serve their extensive financial needs including such areas as:

  • Exchange funds
  • Private equity
  • Venture capital
  • Hedge funds
  • Managed futures
  • Equipment leasing
  • Real estate
  • Sector-specific opportunities

AIG consists of a team of professionals that offers analytical, marketing and sales support. This group was created to provide a broader array of high-quality investment choices for you and your clients in varied market conditions, as well as extensive due diligence to assist with navigating this sometimes volatile portfolio sector.*

Using a combination of quantitative and qualitative analysis in researching and selecting managers, the Alternative Investments Group evaluates characteristics such as:

  • Manager background and experience
  • Manager tenure in the specific investment style
  • Manager historical performance and volatility
  • Historical correlation of manager performance to traditional benchmarks
  • Manager performance during various markets environments
  • Risk management policies and techniques
  • Manager policies toward the use of leverage and other speculative strategies

*Alternative investments involve specific risks that may be greater than those associated with traditional investments and may be offered only to clients who meet specific suitability requirements, including minimum-net-worth tests.