Accolades

We work hard to be the premier investment firm – reaffirmed every day, by every associate. And that dedication results in client satisfaction, award-winning equity research, strong asset management performance, long-term corporate stability and a unique culture focused on the success of our advisors and their clients. Ours is a commitment you won’t find everywhere. And it’s a commitment our advisors, as well as the national media, find noteworthy.

2014
  • In August 2014, two Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors” list.
  • In June 2014, Yellowstone Partners, a registered investment advisor and a custodial client of Raymond James Financial’s Investment Advisors Division, was named to the Financial Times’ list of the Top 300 Registered Investment Advisors.
  • In June 2014, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Women Advisors” list.
  • In May 2014, Bank Investment Consultant named its Top 20 Program Managers, four of whom are affiliated with Raymond James’ Financial Institutions Division. Two other Raymond James-affiliated advisors received honorable mentions.
  • In March 2014, Raymond James was honored with the Golden Hammer Award and named “Habitat Partner of the Year” by Habitat of Pinellas County.
  • In March 2014, 10 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Financial Times “FT 400” List of Top Financial Advisors.
  • In March 2014, Raymond James received the Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award for the firm’s Client Center.
  • In February 2014, Fortune magazine named Raymond James Financial among the most admired securities companies in the world.
  • In February 2014, 33 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were recognized by Barron’s as the top advisors in the nation.
  • In February 2014, 12 Raymond James-affiliated branch managers were named to On Wall Street’s list of the Top Branch Managers of 2013.
  • In January 2014, Raymond James was featured as the Company of the Week by the Financial Services Roundtable organization for the firm’s annual “Sack Hunger” campaign.
2013
  • In December 2013, M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice “Investment Banking Firm of the Year” and Jim Bunn, co-head of the Technology Services group, as “M&A Dealmaker of the Year” at its annual M&A Advisor.
  • In December 2013, Raymond James Financial was named a winner in Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
  • In December 2013, seven advisors affiliated with Raymond James’ Financial Institutions Division were named to Bank Investment Consultant’s list of the Top 50 Bank Advisors.
  • In November 2013, maintaining a multi-year tradition, Raymond James advisors were named to Research magazine’s 2013 Advisor Hall of Fame. Drew Bilotta and Shelly Church were two of five advisors recognized for this significant achievement. Bilotta and Church join ten other Raymond James FAs who, since 2006, have also earned this prestigious recognition.
  • In October 2013, the Raymond James Investment Banking practice was named “M&A Investment Banker Team of the Year” at the Americas M&A Atlas Awards gala presented by Global M&A Network. In total, Raymond James won four awards, more than any other firm.
  • In October 2013, M&A Advisor named the Raymond James Investment Banking practice a finalist for 18 awards spanning 15 separate categories for its 12th annual M&A Advisor Awards.
  • In October 2013, Raymond James was honored with a CandE (Candidate Experience Award) from Talent Board.
  • In October 2013, Raymond James was recognized as the Company of the Week by the Financial Services Roundtable organization for the firm’s charitable giving and volunteer efforts through the Raymond James Cares program.
  • In August 2013, two Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors” list.
  • In August 2013, Executive Chairman Tom James was recognized with the 2013 Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the school’s highest honor. Recipients are recognized for their contributions to their companies and communities while upholding the highest standards and values.
  • In July 2013, Alper Cetingok, managing director and co-head of the security, defense and government services investment banking practice at Raymond James, was named a 40 Under 40 Dealmaker by The M&A Advisor.
  • In June 2013, four Raymond James advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Women Advisors” list.
  • In May 2013, Bank Investment Consultant named its Top 20 Program Managers, two of whom are affiliated with Raymond James Financial Institutions Division. Four other Raymond James-affiliated advisors received honorable mentions.
  • In May 2013, Raymond James-affiliated branch manager Jeff Dobyns (RJFS) was named to On Wall Street’s Top 10 Branch Managers list, honoring excellence and achievement in branch management.
  • In April 2013, Shelly Church (RJA) was one of ten financial advisors to be named to REP. magazine’s 33rd annual Advisors with Heart Awards. These awards recognize advisors who exemplify the highest standards of professionalism and are active in charitable giving and mentoring.
  • In April 2013, two advisors were named to REP. magazine’s 2013 list of the Top 50 Women-Owned RIAs.
  • In April 2013, 24 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Financial Times “FT 400” List of Top Financial Advisors.
  • In March 2013, Fortune magazine ranked Raymond James Financial the fifth most admired securities company in the world.
  • In March 2013, Raymond James received the Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award for the firm’s Goal Planning & Monitoring software.
  • In February 2013, Raymond James was named the best real estate investment banking practice in the world for the second consecutive year on Global Finance magazine’s World’s Best Investment Banks 2013 list.
  • In February 2013, 21 Raymond James financial advisors were recognized by Barron’s as being among the top 1000 in the nation and the best in their state.
2012
  • In December 2012, Raymond James’ client brokerage statement was rated “Excellent” for the sixth year in a row by independent measurement expert DALBAR. Raymond James’ total score of 85.75 positioned the firm fourth overall and ahead of the 80.95 industry average and such competitors as Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, UBS, LPL and Fidelity.
  • In December 2012, Raymond James Financial was recognized as one of the top three large companies in Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards.
  • In December 2012, Raymond James & Associates finished second and scored high marks in REP. magazine’s annual Brokerage Report Card Survey. RJA had an overall score of 9.1 out of 10.
  • In December 2012, eleven advisors affiliated with Raymond James’ Financial Institutions Division were named to Bank Investment Consultant’s list of the Top 50 Bank Advisors.
  • In November 2012, maintaining a multi-year tradition, a Raymond James advisor was named to Research magazine’s 2012 Advisor Hall of Fame. Lynn Faust, RJA, was one of five advisors recognized for this significant achievement. Faust joins nine other Raymond James FAs who, since 2006, have also earned this prestigious recognition.
  • In September 2012, Raymond James was recognized as Company of the Week by The Financial Services Roundtable for the firm’s successful Raymond James Cares campaign.
  • In June 2012, three Raymond James advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Women Advisors” list and in August 2012 three Raymond James advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Advisors” list.
  • In May 2012, Bank Investment Consultant named its Top 20 Program Managers, seven of whom are affiliated with Raymond James Financial Institutions Division.
  • In April 2012, Raymond James-affiliated branch manager, Michael O’Meara (RJA) was named to On Wall Street’s fifth annual Top 10 Branch Managers list, honoring excellence and achievement in branch management.
  • In March 2012, Fortune magazine ranked Raymond James Financial the fourth most admired securities company in the world for the second consecutive year.
  • In February 2012, Raymond James was named the best real estate investment banking practice in the world on Global Finance magazine’s World’s Best Investment Banks 2012 list.
  • In February 2012, 19 Raymond James financial advisors were recognized by Barron’s as being among the top 1000 in the nation and the best in their state.
2011
  • In December 2011, Raymond James’ client brokerage statement was rated “Excellent” for the fifth year in a row by independent measurement expert DALBAR. Raymond James’ total score of 86.25 positioned the firm fourth overall and ahead of the 81.25 industry average and such competitors as Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, UBS, LPL and Fidelity.
  • In December 2011, two advisors with Raymond James Financial Services were inducted into Research Magazine’s “Advisor Hall of Fame” and four advisors affiliated with the Financial Institutions Division were named to Bank Investment Consultant’s “Top 50 Bank Reps” list.
  • In December 2011, Raymond James & Associates topped Registered Rep.’s “Annual Broker Report Card” for the second year in a row with advisors rating the firm 9.3 out of 10.
  • In August 2011, Raymond James had three advisors named to Barron’s 2011 “Top 100 Independent Advisors” ranking and 24 Raymond James advisors were named to Registered Rep.’s list of the “Top 100 Independent Advisors” – more than any other firm.
  • In June 2011, four Raymond James advisors were named to Barron’sTop 100 Women Advisors” list and in July, Margaret Starner was also named one of the Top 50 Women in Wealth, by AdvisorOne.
  • In May 2011, Raymond James was named Top Full Service Broker in SmartMoney’s 2011 Broker Survey. Marking the third time in four years that Raymond James earned top honors, the firm ranked above Edward Jones, Wells Fargo, UBS, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.
  • In April 2011, Raymond James was selected by Forbes as one of the “Best Companies in the World” in its annual Global 2,000 ranking. Raymond James ranked No. 1,735.
  • In April 2011, Raymond James Investment Banking group was awarded Energy Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor, for its work on the public offering of ECA Marcellus Trust | Royalty Trust Securities.
  • In April 2011, Raymond James placed eighth in the St. Petersburg Times “Top Places to Work in Tampa Bay 2011” in the large company category,
  • In April 2011, Bank Investment Consultant named its Top 20 Program Managers, seven of whom are affiliated with Raymond James Financial Institutions Division including the number one ranked manager.
  • In April 2011, the Wall Street Journal ranked seven Raymond James analysts as Master Stock Pickers for 2010 as part of its 19th annual “Best on the Street” survey. Also in April, Raymond James Brasil was named the top stock-picking team by Brazil’s leading news agency, and analyst Guilherme Assis ranked fifth among all research analysts covering Brazilian stocks.
  • In March 2011, Raymond James-affiliated branch managers, Tom Walrond (RJA) and Mike Hines, (RJFS) were named to On Wall Street’s fourth annual Top 10 Branch Managers list, honoring excellence and achievement in branch management.
  • In March 2011, Fortune magazine ranked Raymond James Financial the fourth most admired securities company in the world.
  • In February 2011, 20 Raymond James financial advisors were recognized by Barron's as being among the top 1000 in the nation and the best in their state.
  • In February 2011, Raymond James was recognized by the Women’s Executive Leadership for gender diversity in the board room.
  • In February 2011, Raymond James’ Chief Economist Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., was named top forecaster for unemployment by Bloomberg Markets for the 24-month period ending September 20, 2010.
  • In January 2011, for the second time in three years, Greenwich Associates gave Raymond James top marks in its “Small/Mid Cap Portfolio Manager Study.” The firm was named the quality leader in two categories: U.S. Equity Research and Analyst Service (Small and Mid-Cap Funds) and U.S. Equity Sales Quality (Small and Mid-Cap Funds). Overall, Raymond James ranked fifth in the study and third among top research sources.
2010
  • In 2010, Raymond James received a perfect score on the 2011 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
  • In December 2010, Raymond James’ client brokerage statement was rated “Excellent” for the fourth year in a row by independent measurement expert Dalbar. Raymond James’ total score of 84.88 positioned the firm fourth overall and ahead of the 81.90 industry average and such competitors as Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Advisors, UBS, LPL and Fidelity.
  • In December 2010, three advisors with Raymond James Financial Services were named to Research magazine’s “Advisor Hall of Fame” and 17 advisors affiliated with the Financial Institutions Division were named to Bank Investment Consultant’s “Top 50 Bank Reps” list.
  • In December 2010, Raymond James & Associates topped Registered Rep.’s Annual Broker Report Card” with advisors rating the firm 9 out of 10 for: overall ethics; risk management; training and resources; and products and research.
  • In October 2010, Raymond James & Associates placed second in the J.D. Power and Associates employee advisor survey, scoring highest in compensation and perception of firm performance. Raymond James Financial Services placed third in the independent advisor survey, scoring highest in firm performance, products for clients and usefulness of the firm’s investment research.
  • In June 2010, four Raymond James advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Women Advisors” list and 12 Raymond James Financial Institutions Division advisors dominated Bank Investment Consultant’s annual “Top 20 Program Managers” list.
  • In May 2010, 10 Raymond James analysts/teams received recognition in the 2010 Financial Times/StarMine Analyst awards. A total of eleven awards were received, which ranked Raymond James 10th among all U.S. brokerage firms in the StarMine tally.
  • In May 2010, six Raymond James analysts ranked in the top five for their coverage industries in The Wall Street Journal’s 18th annual “Best on the Street” survey, with the firm placing seventh overall among 183 brokerage firms.
  • In April 2010, Raymond James was recognized as “Middle Market Investment Bank of the Year” in Buyouts magazine’s “2010 Deal of the Year Yearbook.” The Thomson Reuters publication cited Raymond James’ advisory role in 30 buy- and sell-side transactions with an aggregate value of more than $3 billion in 2009 alone.
2009
2008
  • In December 2008, Raymond James was selected as a 2008 Greenwich Associates Quality Leader. The firm was selected for demonstrated excellence in: Overall Research and Analyst Service Quality.
  • In 2008, Raymond James was ranked “Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM.
  • In 2008, Raymond James Financial was the only major investment services firm to be named to Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s Most Trusted Companies,” and in December 2008, Raymond James was named one of Forbes magazine’s “400 Best Big Companies in America” – for the seventh time.
  • In 2008, Raymond James was ranked “Highest in Employee Advisor Satisfaction Among Financial Investment Firms in a Tie” in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudySM.
  • In 2008, four Raymond James analysts ranked in the top five for their coverage industries in The Wall Street Journal’s annual “Best on the Street” survey. Overall, Raymond James placed 18th among the 260 brokerage firms researched.
  • In the June 2008 SmartMoney Annual Broker Survey, Raymond James clinched first place among full-service brokers, receiving top ratings for customer satisfaction and account statements.
  • In 2008, three Raymond James advisors were named to Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” list for second time.
  • In 2008, Raymond James’ analysts ranked ninth among all firms in total awards in the Financial Times/StarMine annual stock picking survey.
  • In 2008, Raymond James was once again listed “Among the Best 100 Places To Work in IT” by ComputerWorld magazine, which cited benefits, training, employee retention, diversity and career development among the criteria considered.
  • In 2008, Raymond James received a perfect score on the 2009 Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.
2007
  • In 2007, Raymond James ranked 16th in BusinessWeek’s “Customer Service Elite,” measuring customer service across all industries.
  • In 2007, Raymond James’ client statements were ranked third among those of 28 firms by independent researcher Dalbar, Inc. IDG.
  • In 2007, Raymond James was recognized as one of InfoWorld’s Top 100 companies for having made the best use of technology to enhance its business.

The formula the FT used for the FT 300 to evaluate advisors is based on six broad factors: advisor assets under management, asset growth, the firm’s years in existence, industry certifications of key employees at the firm, SEC compliance record and online accessibility.

The BIC Top 20 Program Managers list is based on five criteria: (1) growth of team assets; (2) growth of team annual production; (3) average production per advisor; (4) number of full-time advisors the program manager directly supervises; and (5) number of licensed branch employees under their supervision.

Fortune ranking based on an average score of nine key attributes of reputation: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment, quality of products/services, and global competitiveness.

Barron’s ranks advisors according to assets under management, revenues generated by advisors for their firms and quality of practices. The publication examines regulatory records, internal company documents and extensive questionnaires filled out by the advisors themselves.

Honorees for On Wall Street’s Top Branch Manager Awards were nominated by their firms and then selected from this broader field by On Wall Street editors.

The M&A Advisor awards recognize excellence in deal making, restructuring and financing and celebrate the contributions and achievements of leading firms and professionals.

Bank Investment Consultant’s Top 50 Bank Advisors list evaluates six variables: (1) 2013 assets under management; (2) trailing 12-month production; (3) percentage change in AUM from the previous year; (4) percentage change in trailing-12 production; (5) amount of fee-based business; and (6) the ratio of production per AUM.

The M&A Investment Banker Team of the Year award recognized Raymond James’ advisory roles on complex corporate and leveraged transactions, as well as for quality of client service, according to M&A Atlas. Raymond James was a finalist in nine awards categories. All deals completed between Sept. 1, 2012 and Aug. 31, 2013 valued between $5 million and $1 billion were eligible for nomination.

The M&A Advisor awards recognize excellence in deal making, restructuring and financing and celebrate the contributions and achievements of leading firms and professionals. Winners will be announced at a gala event at The New York City Athletic Club in New York City on Dec. 17.

The M&A Advisor annually honors 40 emerging leaders under the age of 40 in each of the categories of dealmaker, legal advisor and service provider. Recipients are chosen by an independent panel of business leaders.

Global Finance magazine’s World’s Best Investment Banks Award is based on criteria including market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, and after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation.

The BIC Top 20 Program Managers list is based on five criteria: (1) growth of team assets; (2) growth of team annual production; (3) average production per advisor; (4) number of full-time advisors the program manager directly supervises; and (5) number of licensed branch employees under their supervision.

An independent panel of judges selected winners of On Wall Street’s Top 10 Branch Managers from submitted nominations.

Nominations for REP.’s Advisors with Heart Awards require the applicant to have a minimum of three years in the industry and a clean compliance record. Previous winners cannot apply. Nominations are evaluated based on the level of depth of commitment of the advisor to the altruistic activities outside of his/her practice. WealthManagement.com editors and writers select the winners.

REP.’s Top 50 Women RIAs list was assembled using data from SEC filings and Meridian-IQ (in which Penton Media has a stake). Advisors are ranked by their firm’s total assets under management. Women advisors are required to directly own at least 25 percent of the firm, have at least some individual clients for whom they do financial planning, and have no more than 50 percent institutional clients. None of the RIAs on the list operates as a broker/dealer, a bank, or is affiliated with an investment company.

The FT 400 was based on each advisor’s performance in six primary areas: assets under management, asset growth, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority compliance record, experience, industry certification and online accessibility.

Candidacy for the BISA Technology Innovation Award was limited to Leadership Advisory member companies. To be considered, applicants submitted an online form, detailing a product or service that was launched in 2012.

Winners of the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Awards were selected by an outside panel of judges who evaluated forms submitted by the corporations.

REP. magazine’s annual Brokerage Report Card Survey is based on reps’ ratings of their current employers.

BIC’s 2012 Top 50 Advisors are selected based on 2012 assets under management, T-12 production, percentage change in AUM from the previous year, percentage change in T-12 production, the amount of fee business and the ratio of production per AUM.

Research magazine’s Advisor Hall of Fame winners are selected based on rigorous screening, minimum years in the industry, assets under management, superior client service and peer recognition.

Company of the Week is a feature of Financial Services Roundtable member companies’ community service and financial literacy projects. Submissions are made by the member companies.

Bank Investment Consultant’s May 2012 rankings based on the average production per advisor; growth of team assets from the previous year; growth of team production from the previous year; and number of advisors under the manager’s direct supervision.

Winners are selected based on several factors including: their branch-wide marketing strategy, their ability to develop and motivate advisors, and their dedication to providing superior client service.

Criteria included market share, number and size of deals, service and advice, structuring capabilities, distribution network, efforts to address market conditions, innovation, pricing, after-market performance of underwritings and market reputation.

Research Magazine’s “Advisor Hall of Fame” criteria included a minimum of 15 years in the industry, substantial assets under management, superior client service and recognition from their peers and the broader community for the honor they reflect on their profession.

Bank Investment Consultant rankings based on Assets Under Management (AUM), production, asset growth, percentage of fee business and production-per-assets.

Registered Rep ratings based on an online survey to 22,159 total advisors at the following firms: Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Raymond James & Associates, UBS Financial Services and Wells Fargo. Completed responses were received from 1,764 financial advisors. They rated their current employers on 28 items related to their satisfaction. Ratings are based on a 1-to-10 scale, with 10 representing the highest satisfaction level. They were also asked additional questions about their firms.

Past performance is not indicative of future results. The information provided is for informational purposes only and is not a solicitation to buy or sell Raymond James Financial stock.

The 2010 Financial Times/StarMine Analyst awards are based on the 2009 calendar-year performance of recommendations and estimates on companies that are based in the United States, Europe and Asia. StarMine, a Thomson Reuters company, objectively measures the performance of analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates.

The rankings for the Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors,” “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” and “Top 1000 Financial Advisors” lists reflect the volume of assets overseen by the advisors, revenues generated for their firms and the quality of the advisors’ practices as judged by Barron’s.

Raymond James received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on responses from 4,528 investors measuring 19 investment firms and measures opinions of investors who used full-service investment institutions. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in April-May 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

Raymond James received the highest numerical score for employee advisor satisfaction among financial investment firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Financial Advisor Satisfaction StudySM. Study based on 3,124 total responses measuring 19 investment firms and measures employee satisfaction of investment firms. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in May-June 2008. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

The Wall Street Journal does not endorse, sponsor or approve the investment programs of Raymond James. The Wall Street Journal survey identifies the top five analysts across various industry categories, basing the awards on stock-picking skill. Calculations for the “2009 Best on the Street Analysts Survey” were performed by FactSet Research Systems Inc.

StarMine, a Thomson Reuters company, objectively measures the performance of analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2009 awards are based on the 2008 calendar-year performance of recommendations and estimates on companies that are based in the United States, Europe and Asia. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks. The Russell 2000 index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 index, which represents approximately 8% of the U.S. investable market. Investors cannot invest directly in an index.

Calculations for the 2009 Forbes “Blue Chip Analyst” survey were performed by Zacks Investment Research. Zacks ranked the analysts on their
stock-picking skills and earnings estimation accuracy over a three year period.

SmartMoney does not endorse any product or service of Raymond James.

The Forbes rankings for “America’s Most Trusted Companies,” are compiled by financial analytics company Audit Integrity after it assesses companies for the integrity of their operations. The Forbes rankings for the “400 Best Big Companies in America” are based on stringent criteria including accounting and governance ratings, revenue, positive equity, long-term earnings growth and debt-to-capital ratios.

The Greenwich Associates Quality Leader recognition is based on interviews with senior executives at corporations, investment banks and other institutions.

The Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” was compiled by industry researcher R.J. Shook of the Winner’s Circle Organization. Rankings were based on quantitative (assets under management and revenue produced) and qualitative criteria (compliance records, discussions with management, experience levels, interviews among other factors).