Raymond James Financial Inc. ranks among the largest independent retail brokerages in the U.S. Its business encompasses private clients, capital markets, asset management, banking, emerging markets, stock loan/borrow and proprietary capital segments. While its core business is retail brokerage, its lesser-known Raymond James Bank is the 28th biggest thrift in the country and has been the fastest-growing part of the company in the past few years.
The Tom and Mary James/Raymond James Financial Art Collection, one of Florida’s largest private art collections, is housed at the Raymond James Financial Inc. company headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla. It's 95% owned by chief executive Tom James, the son of the firm's founder, and his wife. Nearby Raymond James Stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccanneers and hosted Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.
The company has been bulking up on financial advisers, adding about 400 a year. it has more than 5,000, some employees, some independent, so there are a lot of options for joining the team, depending on your own preferences. The company's recruiting pages roll out the welcome mat for FAs, laying out the various business models for FAs working with the firm, as well as its products, technology, services and support.