A full breadth of services to address every financial priority

We offer an extensive range of services that goes beyond what you might expect from the typical financial planner. This comprehensive list enables us to provide the highest level of service to our clients – individuals, families, businesses and institutional clients who rely on us for all their needs.

Financial planning

There is much more to your life than just investment transactions and returns. Similarly, there’s more to financial planning than just a portfolio. You have many things to plan for now and in the future, so we look at financial planning in the wide view, and develop strategies designed to meet today’s needs while pursuing your long-term goals.

Our comprehensive financial planning services include:

  • Net-worth analysis
  • Cash flow planning
  • Strategic asset allocation
  • Retirement planning
    • Traditional IRAs
    • Roth IRAs
    • Qualified retirement plans
    • Company retirement plan rollovers
  • Education planning
    • Education savings accounts
    • 529 college savings plans
    • Custodial accounts
  • Trust and estate planning
  • Insurance and annuities
  • Liquidity and cash flow strategies
  • Tax planning and liability management
Retirement planning

Because people are living longer today, the possibility of going 30 years without a paycheck takes careful planning and disciplined investing. We can help you with every phase of planning for your retirement. During your working years, the accumulation phase, we’ll develop and monitor a wealth accumulation plan based on your specific goals and objectives. As you approach retirement, the pre-retirement phase, we’ll assist you with critical decisions regarding retirement plan options, Social Security and tax planning. Then once you are retired, we will determine tax-efficient income and wealth transfer strategies designed to help you in retirement.

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Investment management

Our objectives are to preserve your wealth, achieve a reasonable rate of return, and counter the erosive effects of inflation and taxes. We know that a proper asset allocation among cash, equity, fixed-income securities and alternative investments can be an effective way to pursue investment goals. We believe the formula for investment management should include the key components of skilled investment research, long-term planning and a well-managed professional relationship.

Asset allocation does not guarantee a profit nor protect against loss.

Estate planning

Whether it’s providing income for a spouse, educating children or grandchildren or leaving money to your favorite charity, proper estate planning can help ensure that your assets accumulated over your lifetime are preserved for the use you have intended. We can offer financial strategies designed to efficiently manage the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next, and mitigate related tax issues.

College planning

If your goals include providing for the future of a child or grandchild, we can help you investigate your many options and develop an education funding strategy. We can help you provide for this opportunity with investment vehicles such as Coverdell education savings accounts, 529 college savings accounts and specialized trust vehicles.

Tax planning

We take a tax-sensitive approach to financial planning and work with you and your other professional advisors – accountants, tax attorneys – to help minimize the impact of taxes. By developing and implementing strategies to lessen or shift current and future tax liabilities, we can improve your prospects for meeting your financial objectives.

In addition to impacting your life today, prudent tax planning can play a large role in the amount of wealth you will be able to someday transfer to your heirs.

Please note: changes in tax laws or regulations may occur at any time and as financial advisors of Raymond James, we do not render advice on tax or legal matters. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional.

Cash management and lending

We offer cash management solutions to suit your needs. Through Raymond James, we offer ways to access your cash and earn interest on funds awaiting investment.
Our cash management services include:

  • Lending services**
    • Securities lending***
  • Tax planning (utilizing lines of credit and home equity)*
  • Cash “sweep” to brokerage account
  • Rewards program
  • Online account access
  • Check writing
  • Overdraft protection
  • Automatic payment/fund transfer
  • Visa® debit card

* Please note, changes in tax laws or regulations may occur at any time and could substantially impact your situation. While we are familiar with the tax provisions of the issues presented herein, we are not qualified to render advice on tax or legal matters. You should discuss any tax or legal matters with the appropriate professional.

** Offered through Raymond James Bank

*** A securities based line of credit may not be suitable for all clients. Borrowing on securities based lending products and using securities as collateral may involve a high degree of risk. Market conditions can magnify any potential for loss. If the market turns against the client, he or she may be required to deposit additional securities and/or cash in the account(s) or pay down the loan. The securities in the pledged account(s) may be sold to meet the margin call, and the firm can sell the client’s securities without contacting them. The interest rates charged are determined by the market value of pledged assets and Capital Access.Securities Based Line of Credit provided by Raymond James Bank. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. are affiliated with Raymond James Bank, N.A., a nationally chartered bank, member FDIC.

 

Business planning

We understand the challenges business owners often face and have helped many new, growing and mature businesses succeed. Most important, we recognize your business is unique. Working with you as a partner in your success, we’ll take the time to understand your goals and help you address a wide variety of needs, including:

  • Asset protection
  • Cash management
  • Employee retention
  • Insurance
  • Financing
  • Retirement and succession planning
Insurance planning

Since insurance helps protect you in case of accident, illness, disability or death, it plays a crucial role in your comprehensive financial plan. We can provide a wide array of quality insurance alternatives that can offer an important layer of safety for you, your family, your business or your organization.

For example, we can help you build a protective cushion with life insurance, preserve your estate with long-term care insurance and combine protection and tax-advantaged growth opportunities with annuities.

Risk management

We believe a comprehensive financial plan must consider and prepare for the unexpected – such as accidents, illnesses and disability. Our team helps you think ahead and consider different scenarios, then prepare contingency plans to address them. We understand that while risk cannot be eliminated, it can and should be mitigated. Our risk management services include life insurance, annuities, long-term care, disability insurance and liability insurance.

Charitable giving

Philanthropy can bring personal satisfaction, enabling you to support causes and organizations that matter most to you. It can result in significant tax advantages, as well – including income tax deductions, reduction of capital gains taxes, and lower estate taxes. We can help tailor a charitable giving plan for you that can include a charitable trust, donor advised fund, private family foundation, community foundation or outright gift.

Trust services and administration

Through Raymond James Trust, N.A., we offer a full array of trust structures, including charitable-giving tools that may also feature tax advantages. Whether your goal is to minimize estate taxes, help ensure you have the funds you need down the road, provide for a loved one or spell out exactly how you want your wishes to be carried out, we can help.

Institutional services

We provide investment guidance and expertise to the directors, board members and investment committees of institutional clients such as corporations, endowments, foundations and nonprofits.

Services we offer include development and management of an investment program, assistance in the design and evaluation of an Investment Policy Statement, ongoing monitoring and reporting, retirement and benefit plans, cash flow management and wealth management for executives.

Investment banking

Raymond James is a full-service investment bank with national and international capabilities. Comprised of more than 500 capital markets professionals, Raymond James is one of the most highly regarded middle-market equity offering and advisory practices in investment banking today.

There is no assurance that any investment strategy will be successful. Investing involves risk and investors may incur a profit or a loss. Asset allocation and diversification do not ensure a profit or protect against a loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results.


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