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  • Independent Advisor

    Your business. Our support. The perfect balance for success.

    As an advisor and business owner, you stand apart, but it doesn’t mean you should stand alone. When you choose to affiliate with Raymond James as an independent advisor, you’ll enjoy something virtually no other firm can offer: all the rewards of running your own practice your way along with all the resources of a full-service, self-clearing New York Stock Exchange-member broker/dealer and direct access to the industry experts and proven strength of Raymond James.

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    A day in the life

    The sense of satisfaction that comes along with being in control is something you’ll experience daily as you oversee every detail of your practice – from business structure and marketing to client service and procedure – confident Raymond James is there to provide support when you need it.

    The big questions

    To help you dig deeper into what being an independent advisor entails – and what you can expect as part of Raymond James – we’ve provided answers to the questions advisors ask most.

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    How will I be compensated?

    You’ll receive an 81% to 90% payout – your specific percentage is based on each branch’s total prior months’ trailing 12 production.

    Where will I work?

    You’ll select your office location, décor and hours of operation.

    What resources will I have access to?

    All Raymond James products and services

    Firm technology, including integrated financial planning software, performance reporting, CRM, high-quality research, an institutional-level training system and more

    Resources and Support

    Services tailored to your vision of success

    First-class support plays a crucial role in a long and successful career, and that’s exactly what you’ll find here. Everything you deserve and more than you ever expected – that’s what we strive to deliver. Services include: Marketing and social media, practice management, succession planning, transitions management, wealth solutions.

    • To keep all the moving pieces of your day seamlessly connected, you require access to integrated, efficient technology. And that’s precisely what we provide. Explore how our advisor-driven technology – intuitive applications built with input from our advisors to effectively meet your needs – can elevate your practice.

      Providing an integrated and customizable platform that supports advisors and their business is our top priority. Explore how our technology is built from the mind of the advisor by navigating “Technology for you” and “Technology for your clients”.

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    • Raymond James understands the importance of managing and building your brand as an advisor. This goes beyond simply extending the brand of the firm you’ve chosen to partner with – this is building your brand with your clients. That’s why we have a full-service, in-house creative agency made up of nearly 150 marketing professionals who are dedicated to serving their clients – financial advisors like you.

      We actively encourage advisors to use our capabilities for custom branding, social media and website development to grow their businesses. Combining marketing experience with intimate financial services knowledge, we work closely with advisors to translate their vision into reality by developing materials that fit their style, reflect their standards and connect with their target audience.

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    • PCG Education & Practice Management focuses on providing you with the best available tools and resources to help manage your practice effectively and accelerate business growth – all while ensuring you have the flexibility and support to grow your business on your terms.

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    • We pride ourselves on a tight-knit culture that offers the personalized support you'll need to expand your practice as your goals evolve and, eventually, pass it on as you see fit. When you’re ready to grow, we’ll help you through each stage of acquiring another practice or book of business. And when you’re ready to retire, we’ll help you establish a business succession plan – building long-term value that will help you maximize the rewards of your years of hard work.

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    • Every new advisor should have a smooth transition. That’s why we have a knowledgeable team of professionals – one of the largest in the industry – whose main responsibility is helping advisors make successful moves through a personalized process.

      Our Transitions group will support you from the first day of your affiliation, from quickly and accurately processing account paperwork to setting up your staff with the appropriate technology to resume serving clients.

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    • Managing substantial wealth often requires specialized capabilities and expertise. The Wealth Solutions team offers just that, helping advisors compete for and service high-net-worth clientele. Our professionals cater to the planning and wealth management needs of high-net-worth clients – working as your partner, not your competition.

      Whether you’re seeking expertise regarding significant wealth events or guidance with specific planning disciplines such as estate planning, charitable giving, lending solutions or risk management, the Wealth Solutions team is here to serve you and your clients.

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    Connect with your state’s dedicated consultant

    David Sisemore
    Regional Director - Midwest
    IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, WI, WV
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    Kirk Bell
    Regional Director - Central
    AR, CO, KS, LA, MT, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX, WY
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    Shannon Reid
    Regional Director - Northeast
    CT, D.C., DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA, VT
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    Bill Counsman
    Regional Director - West
    AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA
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    Regional Director - Southeast
    AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN
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    Ready to learn more?

    Now that you have scratched the surface of the possibilities that await you here, get the whole story. Have a confidential conversation about what your business would look like as an advisor at Raymond James.