With acces to a wide array of resources, investments and tools available through Raymond James, our advisors are well-positioned to determine how to effectively address your needs, develop appropriate strategies, construct well-crafted portfolios and help you achieve your financial objectives. Our recommendations stem from a comprehensive assessment of your complete financial picture, including balancing your shorter-term requirements with your long-term goals and the amount and type of risk you can comfortably and appropriately assume. As your advisor, we work with you to develop custom programs designed to address all aspects of your financial life. Although the specific needs of each individual are different, we find that most of our clients look to us for one or more of the following:
Whether you are early in your career, actively contemplating retirement or already retired, we can help ensure you have the resources you need for the retirement lifestyle you desire. Through Raymond James, our advisors provide a comprehensive range of retirement planning services and savings options. In addition, we can assist you in developing your overall financial plan to achieve specific goals through targeted tools including 401(k) plans, traditional IRAs and Roth IRAs.
Legacy and Estate Solutions
Effective legacy planning requires both the right vehicles – such as trusts, wills and insurance – combined with the prudent selection, balance and placement of investments. Our advisors draw from Raymond James’ tax, trust and financial planning expertise to help ensure your wishes are implemented.
Among the many resources we have at hand is Raymond James Trust N.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial. The trust company currently manages more than $2.7 billion in assets for clients in most of the 50 states as well as a number of foreign countries. Through our relationship with Raymond James, you have access to the trust company’s wide range of trust and estate planning services.
Credit and Lending Solutions
Whether you need funds for an emergency, an unanticipated investment opportunity, we have the tools you need.
Ready Access (Margin)
Ready Access provides a line of margin credit that allows investors to borrow against eligible securities at interest rates below, at or slightly above the prime rate. The amount borrowed determines the interest rates charged. These accounts provide cash on demand, with no lengthy application or approval process.
Borrowing on margin and using securities as collateral may involve a high degree of risk and may not be appropriate for all investors. Market conditions can magnify any potential for loss. If the market turns against the investor, he or she may be required to deposit additional securities and/or cash into the account. The securities in the account may be sold to meet the margin call, and the firm can sell investors’ securities without contacting them. For more infomration go to www.rayjames.com/mrgnacc.htm.
Cash Management Solutions
Through Raymond James, we offer a number of solutions to help you manage your ongoing cash needs.
Capital Access, Raymond James’ easy-to-use cash management program, provides a comprehensive solution for handling and consolidating your day-to-day finances. In addition to online access to your account, we, as well as a dedicated support team, are available to answer any questions you may have.
Small Business Solutions
Complementing our own expertise, Raymond James seasoned professionals can help you develop, implement and monitor a retirement or benefit plan that suits the needs of your business, as well as those of your employees. In addition, we can provide valuation analyses for businesses and ESOPs and exit strategies for key personnel.
Concentrated Equity Strategies
Some investors, often corporate executives who are compensated in part with stock, or family members who have inherited very large positions in a single stock, find themselves in an inherently risky position because so much depends on that one stock’s performance. Yet, owners either may be unable to sell because of restrictions on the stock, or unwilling to sell low cost basis stock that will trigger substantial capital gains taxes. Together, our advisors and Raymond James offer a number of methods designed to monetize concentrated equity positions and/or control the risks associated with them.
Depending on your personal situation, education planning may be an important part of your overall financial plan – particularly as the cost of tuition continues to rise. Through Raymond James, our advisors offer a comprehensive spectrum of strategies to plan for your family’s future. Whether the answer you need is a state-sponsored plan, a custodial account, a trust or another specialized vehicle, we can help you find the solution that addresses your needs.
Professional Asset Management
Through Raymond James, our advisors also are able to offer qualified investors access to professionally managed accounts, including separately managed accounts (SMAs), designed to address tax issues. In addition, by employing an institutional approach, working closely with Raymond James Consulting Services (RJCS), we can develop institutional-caliber asset-allocation choices for qualified investors that are grounded in forward looking risk and return assumptions and based on economic data and indicators.
Whether you’re seeking detailed transaction information or a high-level account summary, you always have access to your account information through Raymond James’ secure online site, Investor Access, which allows you to view resources are available online.
Other services include:
Investment account balances that are continually updated throughout the day*
Key portfolio data including cost-basis information
Alerts on upcoming activity such as dividend payments
Continually updated quotes for major market averages*
Raymond James research
Stock quotes,* and
Intraday securities charts and data
*Subject to 20-minute delay
Clients have access to carefully selected institutional money managers to help them diversify their holdings in accordance with their financial objectives and risk tolerance. Risk and return are monitored on a proactive, ongoing basis. As noted earlier, investing involves risk and no assurance exists that any management strategy will be successful. Similarly, diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against a loss.
Raymond James offers one of the industry’s broadest arrays of research reports, recommendations and insights, as well as timely economic commentaries and technical analysis. Raymond James provides us and our clients with useful and timely insights and information.
Safeguarding Your Information
We recognize the trust you place in us when you disclose personal information. Raymond James is well-equipped to help us maintain that trust – 24 hours a day, seven days a week – providing rigorous physical security and leading-edge technology advances. Employee policies and training emphasize the importance of preserving confidentiality, while Raymond James regulatory compliance associates ensure that we meet federal requirements to maintain client privacy.
We are also always on the alert for potential business disruptions from unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters. We have a dedicated team in place whose goal is to ensure that critical operations continue and data remains secure during emergencies through our remote operations center, data-retention protocols, backup procedures and off site information storage facilities.