Kathleen Hobart

CIMA®, AIF®
Senior Vice President, Investments
Managing Director

Investment Management Consultant

Business Focus

To make a measureable difference in the lives of those we touch. The Hobart Group at Raymond James, is built on personal relationships that starts with listening intently to the needs of our clients. We provide personalized wealth management services that strive to assist clients in preserving and managing their wealth while managing cash flows, caring for others, and maintaining their lifestyles into retirement. Raymond James is a firm that prides itself in offering all of the capabilities of even the largest of firms, while delivering the personal, intimate services typically found at a boutique firm. We strive to give our clients the comfort of knowing that they are receiving sound advice.

Education, Designations & Awards
  • 2019 Managing Director – Raymond James
  • 2018 Investment Management Consultant program – Raymond James
  • 2013 – 2019 Invited to/attended the “ Barron’s Women Advisors ” Invitational Summit
  • 2016 Family Wealth Advisor – Morgan Stanley
  • 2010 Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) – The Center of Fiduciary Studies
  • 2009 Senior Vice President, Wealth Management – Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • 2009 Senior Investment Management Consultant – Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • 1999 Senior Investment Consultant – Morgan Stanley
  • 1999 Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (CIMA®) – Wharton School of Business - Sponsored by The Investments & Wealth Institute™ formerly The Investment Management Consultant’s Association (IMCA)
  • 1994 Series 65 – Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination
  • 1993 Series 8 – General Securities Sales Supervisor Examination
  • 1993 Series 3 – National Commodity Futures Examination
  • 1987 Series 7 – General Securities Representative Examination
  • 1987 Washington Insurance License – Life, Health, Annuity, Disability and Long Term Care
  • 1979 Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR
Employment History
  • 05/2017 - Present Raymond James & Associates –Seattle, WA
  • 02/2009 - 05/2017 Morgan Stanley / Smith Barney –Bellevue, WA
  • 10/1999 - 02/2009 UBS Financial Services Inc. (UBS) –Seattle, WA
  • 09/1987 - 10/1999 Morgan Stanley / Dean Witter –Seattle, WA
  • 1979 - 1987 – for 3 major department stores in WA, OR, AZ
Affiliations & Community Service
Board Member of:
  • Delta Gamma House Corporation Board Member
  • Co-Chair of the Delta Gamma Capital Campaign
Member/Supporter of:
  • Member:
    • The Investments & Wealth Institute™ formerly (IMCA®)
    • The Center for Fiduciary Studies, AAUW, The Financial Planning Association
  • Supporter:
    • NAAAP
    • CISC
    • YWCA
    • Pete Gross House
    • The Alzheimer’s Association
    • United Way
    • The Washington Policy Center among others
Past Board Member
  • Valley Center Stage (Board of Directors) – North Bend, WA,
  • Chapter President and Board Advisor for Executive Women International (Member over 20 years)
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Western Washington Planned Giving Board
  • Executive Women International Endowment Board

Kathleen Hobart was one of approximately 800 financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the 13th annual Barron’s Women Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.  The invitation-only conference was held at The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL, from December 4th through December 6th, 2019. This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by industry’s most accomplished women advisors that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning

The Investment & Wealth Institute (formerly the Investment Management Consultants Association, Inc. or IMCA®) owns the marks CIMA®, Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (with graph element)®, and Certified Investment Management AnalystSM.

The AIF® trademark is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under the Center for Fiduciary Studies, a division of Fiduciary 360.

The Investment Management Consultant designation is awarded to those who complete the Raymond James Institute of Investment Management Consulting program.

Raymond James is not affiliated with any organizations mentioned.


Investments & Wealth Institute (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks ”CIMA®,“ and ”Certified Investment Management Analyst®.“ Use of CIMA®, and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed The Institute's initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.