About Raymond James

Raymond James buildings in St. Petersburg, Florida

Who is Raymond James?

Raymond James isn’t any one person. It’s thousands of people dedicated to you and your financial well-being. Bob James founded a different kind of financial services firm more than 50 years ago with the idea of putting people, planning and principles first. Some things never change.

We believed then, as we do now, that when it comes to your money, there is no substitute for a carefully considered, disciplined investment approach. While Raymond James has the resources to match even the largest firms’ capabilities, the focus is on building and supporting individual relationships based on trust and integrity.

Since the firm was first established in 1962, Raymond James has grown to become one of the largest, most well-respected independent financial services companies in the country.

It’s been our privilege for more than 50 years to support the goals of clients – and we look forward to continuing to do so for many, many years to come.

113 consecutive quarters of profitability1 – a streak that began in 1988 after Black Monday took its toll. While some other firms closed their trading desks on October 19, 1987, to minimize internal losses, Raymond James kept its desks open to meet clients’ needs. That commitment to client service was the right thing to do, although it came at a cost for the company. The fourth quarter of 1987 was the first, last and only unprofitable quarter since the firm went public on July 1, 1983.

  • Founded in August 1962
  • 113 consecutive quarters of profitability
  • More than 6,700 financial advisors
  • More than 2.8 million client accounts
  • More than 2,700 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas
  • $500 billion in total client assets

*Data as of March 31, 2016

1 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.



It's more than a motto. It's our purpose and our promise. It's the goal that drives us to help you prepare for major financial milestones and each moment in between.

We know that no two people are the same, so our business has always revolved around the individual. And it always will. We listen to your hopes, work alongside you to achieve your goals and resolutely put you first. In short, we plan well to help you live even better.