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Teresa Finney Teresa Finney, ChFc®, CEPA®, WMS®, AIF® Senior Vice President, Investments

Teresa has been a professional in the financial services industry for over 35 years and uses the knowledge and experience that she has gained to serve her clients daily. Prior to joining Raymond James, Teresa worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Austin. She earned her Chartered Financial Consultant designation through The American College of Financial Services, requiring 9 levels of testing in Financial Planning, Wealth Management Certification, Certified Exit Planning Advisor, focused on small business owners who need help transitioning their business and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary Certification, meeting the ethical standards to carry out a fiduciary standard of care serving the best interests of her clients. She is also an alumna of Babson College and the University of Houston.

Teresa was named to Forbes Top Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors 2023 and 2024.

Teresa's areas of expertise include:

  • Portfolio management
  • Individual retirement planning
  • Estate planning
  • Family wealth management
  • Fixed-income investments
  • Business succession planning
  • Working with foundations and endowments

Teresa is well-suited to educate our clients about their portfolios and to foster plans tailored to their unique goals and objectives. In offering a personalized approach to goal planning and investing, she takes pride in developing close relationships with each of her clients and their families.

Teresa has spent most of her life in Texas and has lived in the Austin area since 1994, where she lives today with her husband, Russ, they have two daughters, Jenna, and Erika, and her two long-haired dachshunds, Trudy and Duke. In her free time, Teresa enjoys running, swimming, fly fishing, water and snow skiing, horseback riding, and spending time with her family. She is a member of Dell Children's Hospital Circle of Friends, the Austin Women’s Chamber of Commerce, and The Austin Rotary Club, serving on many committees, including Global Grants, Camp Enterprise, and Group Youth Exchange. She is a member of Texas Women in Business, She also served on the Development Committee for St. Theresa's School. She worked with the Austin Creative Trust and was one of the parent founders of the Parent’s Leadership Council for the School of Arts Institute of Chicago.

Raymond James is not affiliated with any organizations mentioned.

Teresa Finney was named to the 2024 edition of the Forbes list of Best-in-State Top Women Wealth Advisors †.” † The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-In-State, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience and weighing factors like revenue trends, assets under management, compliance records, industry experience and best practices learned through telephone and in-person interviews. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. This ranking is based upon the period from 9/30/22 to 9/30/23 and was released on 02/08/2024. Research Summary (As of February, 2024) 44,028 nominations were received and approximately 1991 women won based on thresholds. This ranking is not indicative of an 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. Please visit for more info.

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