Chris Norton
Chris Norton, AAMS®, WMS Vice President, Investments

With over 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, Chris’s areas of focus include financial planning, estate planning and discretionary portfolio management.

His goal for his clients is to help them pursue the goals they have in their personal and financial lives, and to preserve their hard-earned wealth for them and their heirs. He finds great satisfaction in coming to work each day knowing he can make a difference in someone’s life in a positive way.

Before joining Raymond James in 2014, Chris worked at UBS Financial Services in Portland for seven years as vice president, investments and branch technical analyst. Earlier in his career, he spent four years as a quality analyst and corporate trainer at J&W Seligman & Co. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont. Chris also holds the Chartered Mutual Fund Counselor and Accredited Asset Management Specialist designations from the College for Financial Planning.

Active in many organizations, Chris serves as chairman of the finance council for Parish of the Holy Eucharist in Falmouth/Yarmouth/Freeport/Gray. He is a trustee for the Susan L. Curtis Foundation and chairman of the Endowment Committee for the Susan L. Curtis Foundation. Chris is also a member of the Raymond James Marketing Advisory Council.

Chris achieved membership in the Raymond James Leaders Club in 2016, 2017 and 2018.1 He was also named to the Raymond James & Associates Top 40 under 40 Advisors in 2018,2 selected to the Forbes List of Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors in the U.S. for 20183 and to the Forbes 2019 Best in State Wealth Advisors list.4

Chris is a native of Portland and currently lives in Falmouth with his wife Shannon, and their two dogs. In his free time he enjoys personal fitness, boating in Casco Bay, and snowmobiling in the Western Maine mountains.

1Membership is based mainly on assets under management, education, credentials and fiscal year production. Requalification is required annually. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. No fee is paid in exchange for this award/rating.

2On May 17-18, the top 40 advisors (based on total competency points) under 40 years old from RJA participated in the inaugural Top 40 Under 40 conference, focused on practice management topics like forming teams and leveraging technology. Membership is based mainly on assets under management, education, credentials and fiscal year production. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance.

3Data provided by Shook™ Research, LLC Data as of 3/31/2018.

Shook Research considered advisors born in 1980 or later with a minimum four years of relevant experience. Advisors have built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of Shook Research, LLC. Neither Shook nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Out of 5,832 advisors considered, 1,000 made the final list in 2018. For more information see www.ShookResearch.com. Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances. Advisors are judged on individual contribution but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors. Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances.

4The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of 7 years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of 29,334 advisors nominated by their firms, 3,477 received the award. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.