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      4. Accolades

        We work hard to be the premier investment firm – reaffirmed every day, by every associate. And that dedication results in client satisfaction, award-winning equity research, strong asset management performance, long-term corporate stability and a unique culture focused on the success of our advisors and their clients. Ours is a commitment you won’t find everywhere. And it’s a commitment our advisors, as well as the national media, find noteworthy.

        2019

        • In October 2019, five Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Financial Times' "FT 401" list of the country's top retirement advisors.
        • In October 2019, 18 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Working Mother magazine's list of Top Wealth Advisor Moms.
        • In September 2019, five Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors list.
        • In September 2019, Raymond James was named a winner in the Practice Management category and a finalist in the Thought Leadership category in Wealth Management's fifth annual Industry Awards
        • In September 2019, 11 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' Top Wealth Advisors list.
        • In September 2019, 87 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' Best-In-State Next-Gen Wealth Advisors list.
        • In August 2019, Raymond James Equity Research received nine awards in the 2019 Starmine Analyst Awards from Refinitiv.
        • In July 2019, 13 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors list.
        • In June 2019, Raymond James won three International Deal of the Year awards from The M&A Advisor.
        • In June 2019, two Raymond James investment bankers were named to The M&A Advisor's 10th Annual Emerging Leaders list.
        • In June 2019, four Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to InvestmentNews' 40 Under 40 list. 
        • In June 2019, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's Top Women Financial Advisors list. 
        • In May 2019, Raymond James was named a finalist in Wealth Management’s Industry Awards for the firm’s Portfolio Management initiative and Advisor Mastery Program Gamification application. 
        • In May 2019, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' Top Women Wealth Advisors list.
        • In May 2019, six Raymond James-affiliated managers were named to Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 30 Program Managers.
        • In April 2019, Raymond James was recognized with two deal-of-the-year awards at the annual M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards: "Industrials Deal of the Year" and "Distressed M&A Deal of the Year."
        • In April 2019, Raymond James was named to Forbes' list of America's Best Large Employers.
        • In April 2019, three advisors with Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James, were named to Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors list.
        • In March 2019, 61 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's Top 1,200 Advisors by State list.
        • In March 2019, Raymond James received the Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award for the seventh consecutive year. This year, the firm was recognized for its new Portfolio Management tool.
        • In February 2019, 211 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.
        • In January 2019, Raymond James was named to Forbes' list of America's Best Employers for Diversity.
        • In January 2019, 10 advisors were named to On Wall Street's Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40 list.

        2018

        • In December 2018, 27 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Bank Investment Consultant's Top 100 Bank Advisors list.
        • In November 2018, financial advisor Lynn Phillips-Gaines was named to InvestmentNews' Women to Watch.
        • In October 2018, 12 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Working Mother magazine's Top Wealth Advisor Moms list.
        • In September 2018, Raymond James advisor Sacha Millstone was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in Invest in Others' Community Leadership Awards. Raymond James Financial was a finalist in the Corporate Philanthropy Award category. Seven other Raymond James-affiliated advisors received honorable mentions.
        • In September 2018, four Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.
        • In September 2018, 13 Raymond James-affiliated managers were named to On Wall Street's list of the Top 75 Branch Managers.
        • In August 2018, The St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce named Raymond James a 2018 "Good 'Burger" award winner in the large company category for our commitment to helping people in our community. And, Chairman Emeritus Tom James was named this year's "Most Valuable 'Burger."
        • In August 2018, Raymond James analysts received 14 awards in the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards.
        • In August 2018, Raymond James Financial was named a Diversity Champion in InvestmentNews' Diversity & Inclusion Awards. Two individuals associated with Raymond James & Associates and Raymond James Financial Services were recognized as See It Be It Role Models.
        • In July 2018, 74 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' Top Next Generational Wealth Advisors list.
        • In July 2018six Raymond James RIA partners were named to Financial Times’ list of the Top 300 RIAs
        • In June 2018, four professionals affiliated with Raymond James were named to InvestmentNews' annual 40 Under 40 list.
        • In June 2018, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.
        • In June 2018, Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with five International Deal of the Year awards from The M&A Advisor for its role in four advisory transactions.
        • In May 2018, Raymond James was named a finalist in Wealth Management's Industry Awards for the firm's Advisor Mastery Program and Longevity Planning initiative.
        • In May 2018, seven Raymond James-affiliated managers were named to Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 25 Program Managers.
        • In May 2018, eight Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' list of America's Top Women Wealth Advisors.
        • In May 2018, Raymond James was ranked 58 on Forbes' list of America's Best Employers.
        • In April 2018, Chairman Emeritus Tom James was honored by InvestmentNews as an "Icon" at the 2018 "Icons and Innovators" Awards.
        • In April 2018, Raymond James Investment Banking was recognized with two deal-of-the-year awards at The M&A Advisor annual Turnaround Awards: "Professional Services (B-To-B) Deal of the Year" and "Restructuring Community Impact Deal of the Year."
        • In April 2018, three advisors with Alex. Brown, a division of Raymond James, were named to Barron's list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors.
        • In March 2018, Raymond James received two awards from the Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA): the Technology Innovation Award and the Diversity Award.
        • In March 2018, 30 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Financial Times' "FT 400" list of the top financial advisors.
        • In March 201855 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's list of the Top Advisors by State.
        • In February 2018, 124 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes' inaugural Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.
        • In January 2018, six advisors were named to On Wall Street's list of the Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40.
        • In January 2018, Raymond James was named to Fortune's list of the World's Most Admired Companies in the securities/asset management category.

        2017

        • In December 2017, 24 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 100 Bank Advisors.
        • In November 2017, Raymond James executive Bella Allaire and financial advisor Sacha Millstone were named to InvestmentNews' Women to Watch.
        • In October 2017, Raymond James' Practice Management was named a winner in Wealth Management's Industry Awards.
        • In October 2017, seven Raymond James advisors were named to Working Mother magazine's inaugural list of the Top Wealth Advisor Moms.
        • In September 2017, four Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.
        • In September 2017, 14 Raymond James advisors were named to Forbes' list of America's Top Wealth Advisors.
        • In September 2017, 16 Raymond James advisors were named to Financial Times' FT 401 list, which recognizes top retirement advisors in the country.
        • In July 2017, six Raymond James RIA partners were named to Financial Times' list of the Top 300 RIAs.
        • In July 2017, 17 Raymond James advisors were named to Forbes' list of America's Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors.
        • In June 2017, two Raymond James professionals were named to InvestmentNews’ annual 40 Under 40 list.
        • In June 2017, six Raymond James branch managers were named to On Wall Street’s list of the Top 100 Branch Managers.
        • In June 2017, five Raymond James advisors were named to Barron’s list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.
        • In May 2017, nine Raymond James-affiliated program managers were named to Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 25 Program Managers.
        • In April 2017, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron's 2017 list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors.
        • In March 2017, Raymond James received the Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award for the fifth consecutive year. This year, the firm was recognized for its new Advisor Mobile application. 
        • In March 2017, 32 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to the Financial Times “FT 400” list of top financial advisors.
        • In March 2017, 56 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s Top Advisors Ranking.
        • In February 2017, nine Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Forbes’ list of America’s Top Women Advisors.

        October 2019, Financial Times FT 401

        Source: Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors, October 2019. The Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Advisors is an independent listing produced annually by the Financial Times (October 2019). The Financial Times FT 401 Top Retirement Advisers award had 401 of the 770 advisor applicants being recognized as a Top Retirement Adviser. The FT asked large U.S. brokerages, independent advisors, and other wealth managers to identify qualified Direct Contribution (DC) plan advisor applicants. They partnered in research with Broadridge Financial Solutions who provided unique data from their proprietary database to help identify qualifying candidates. Financial advisors were required to manage $75 million or more in DC plan assets and have DC assets account for at least 20% of their total AUM. Qualifying advisors filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave the FT more information about their practices. The FT 401 is based on data gathered from advisors, regulatory disclosures, and the FT’s research. The listing reflects each advisor’s status in six primary areas: DC plan assets under management (AUM), DC AUM growth rate, specialization in DC plans, years of experience, advanced industry credentials and compliance record. Roughly 80 to 85 percent of the final score is based on DC plan AUM and growth in the DC plan business (measured by plan numbers and plan assets). Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT places a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. This honor is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither the advisors nor their parent firms pay a fee to the Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

        October 2019, Working Mother Top Wealth Advisor Moms

        Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC, as of 03/31/2019. SHOOK™ Research considered wealth advisors who are mothers with children living at home and under the age of 21. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Research Summary (as of 03/2019): From a total universe of 300,000 advisors, based on our thresholds we received 30,691 nominations, of which approximately 20% (6,000) were women and less than half (< 3,000) at the time were mothers with children under the age of 21 and living at home. A final list of the top 400 advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Working Mother or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of an individual client’s experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. For more information, see SHOOKresearch.com.

        September 2019, Barron's Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.

        Source: Barron's “Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors,” September 17, 2020. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years of financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        September 2019, Wealth Management Industry Awards 2019.

        The Wealth Management Industry Awards are based upon completion of a nomination application. For the 2019 awards, more than 650 entries were received from 262 companies. Firms nominate their initiatives created to help advisors better do their jobs. Firms can submit their initiative nominations for one of 20 award categories, some of these award categories include sub‐category awards. A panel of industry professionals which includes individuals from industry publications, industry consulting firms and brokerage/advisory firms are selected to vet the finalists and vote on a winner or winners for a particular category or sub‐category award. The honorees were chosen for the Technology award based upon the following methodology: 1) A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology. 2) Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, and customizations. 3) Criteria include quantitative measures such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, and feature set, along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, and new methods of delivery. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James has not paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.

        September 2019, Forbes Top Wealth Advisors.

        Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC. Data as of 6/30/19. America’s Top Wealth Advisors (Forbes.com Sept. 2019). The ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: a review of best practices, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because audited records rarely exist and clients have varying risk levels. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Research Summary (as of August 2019): 30,678 Advisor nominations were received based on high thresholds. 12,251 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. SHOOK has conducted over 14,000 telephone interviews with advisors. 2,265 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors' location. Final list of the top 250 Advisors was then compiled based an algorithm that considers both quantitative and qualitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of advisor's future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients' experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. For more information: www.SHOOKresearch.com.

        September 2019, Forbes Best-In-State Next-Gen Wealth Advisors.

        Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC as of 3/31/2019. SHOOK Research considered advisors born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience. Advisors have built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Out of 6,389 advisors considered, 1,489 made the final list in 2019. For more information see www.SHOOKresearch.com.

        August 2019, Starmine Analyst Awards from Refinitiv.

        The StarMine Analyst Awards from Refinitiv objectively measure the performance of analysts based on the returns of their buy/sell recommendations and the accuracy of their earnings estimates. The 2019 stock picking awards for the United States are based on the 2018 calendar-year performance of recommendations. The 2019 awards for estimating performance are based on quarterly periods that reported between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019. Only analyst performance on companies that are based in the United States is included in the awards calculations.

        July 2019, Forbes Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors.

        Forbes list of “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors 2019.” Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC. Data as of 3/31/2019. America’s Next Generation ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. For more information: www.SHOOKresearch.com.

        June 2019, M&A Advisor International Deal of the Year.

        Winners at the International M&A Awards were selected from a pool of more than 250 companies, representing every major market in the world, by an independent judging committee of 23 top cross-border M&A industry experts. The annual International Awards are the benchmark for crossborder deal-making excellence and recognize the leading cross-border M&A deals, restructurings, and financings conducted between the United States and other markets; as well as products and services, firms and professionals active in deals between the United States and other markets.

        June 2019, M&A Advisor 10th Annual Emerging Leaders.

        The Annual M&A Advisor Emerging Leaders Awards were created in 2010 as the 40 Under 40 Awards in the United States to recognize and celebrate the achievements of young M&A, Financing and Turnaround professionals who had reached a significant level of success and made a notable contribution to their industry and community. With the expansion of the Emerging Leaders program to the United Kingdom and Europe in 2016, the 2019 U.S. award winners join a truly global network of outstanding young professionals. An independent committee of industry business leaders will judge all nominations. These judges will evaluate the nominees’ career accomplishments and professional expertise. Consideration will also be given to community service, philanthropic endeavors, and any unique circumstances. All applicants are subject to a nomination fee. Other than the nomination fee, Raymond James did not pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. An award may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement of the winner, and is not indicative of future performance The M&A Advisor is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        June 2019, InvestmentNews 40 Under 40.

        Each year Investment News recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 based on factors including accomplishment to date, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. Approximately 1000 nominees were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. The nominations are read and vetted by an internal group of editors and reporters at InvestmentNews. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        June 2019, Barron's Top Women Financial Advisors.

        Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” 2019 Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        May 2019, Wealth Management Industry Awards.

        The Wealth Management Industry Awards are based upon completion of a nomination application. For the 2019 awards, more than 650 entries were received from 262 companies. Firms nominate their initiatives created to help advisors better do their jobs. Firms can submit their initiative nominations for one of 20 award categories, some of these award categories include sub‐category awards. A panel of industry professionals which includes individuals from industry publications, industry consulting firms and brokerage/advisory firms are selected to vet the finalists and vote on a winner or winners for a particular category or sub‐category award. The honorees were chosen for the Technology award based upon the following methodology: 1) A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology. 2) Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, and customizations. 3) Criteria include quantitative measures such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, and feature set, along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, and new methods of delivery. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James has not paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.

        May 2019, Forbes America's Top Women Wealth Advisors.

        The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Ranking algorithm is based on quality of practice, including: telephone and in‐person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on the ranking. Research Summary (as of April 2019): 29,334nominations were received, based on thresholds (7,826women). 10,681 advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 9,341advisors were interviewed by telephone. 1,925 advisors were interviewed in‐person at the advisors’ location. Final list of the top advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

        May 2019, Bank Investment Consultant Top 30 Program Managers.

        To compile the Bank Investment Consultant (“BIC”) list, multiple variables were used and combined into a weighted average. Specifically, six factors were used: the number of advisors they oversee, team assets under management, annual team production, percentage growth in AUM, percentage growth in production and production‐per‐advisor. BIC calculated their own estimates for production‐per‐advisor based on other numbers submitted in their nomination process. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        April 2019, M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards.

        The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards celebrate restructuring excellence, recognizing the leading distressed M&A transactions, restructuring, refinancing, products and services, firms and professionals in the United States and international markets. The award winners represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2017. The nominations, representing over 250 participating companies, were judged by an independent jury of industry experts. The professional services (B-to-B) deal of the year award is judged based on challenges, unique
        attributes, activities of the team, and the benefits to the company and other stakeholders.

        April 2019, Forbes America's Best Large Employers.

        Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the companies liked best by employees. The ranking is divided into two lists: one for the top large companies with more than 5,000 U.S. employees, and another for the top midsize companies with 1,000 to 5,000. To determine the list, Statista surveyed 30,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own.

        April 2019, Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors.

        Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        March 2019, Barron's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors.

        Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

        March 2019, BISA Technology Award.

        The Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award is designed to recognize leadership in the advancement of the financial services industry's products, services and platforms through technology innovation. This award highlights companies for their commitment to advancements in technology-based solutions for the industry. Candidacy for the 2017 Technology Innovation Award is limited to products launched in 2016 and is open to BISA Leadership members, as well as Associate and Associate Plus members. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award. BISA is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

        February 2019, Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors.

        The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of 7 years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of 29,334 advisors nominated by their firms, 3,477 received the award. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.  Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.

        December 2018, OnWallStreet Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40.

        Each year On Wall Street ranks the highest-producing advisers in wealth management who are under 40. All were 39 or younger as of Dec. 31, 2018, and employed at a regional broker-dealer. Production and AUM figures are as of Sept. 30, 2018. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. On Wall Street is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        December 2018, Forbes America's Best Employers for Diversity.

        To determine the list, Statista surveyed 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. Respondents were first asked to rate their organizations on criteria such as age, gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation equality, as well as that of general diversity. These responses were reviewed for potential diversity gaps. So if workers from minority groups, for example, rated an organization poorly on diversity, but nonminority groups rated it highly, Statista would take that into account and adjust the company’s score accordingly. Statista then asked respondents belonging to minority groups to nominate organizations other than their own. The final list ranks the 500 employers that not only received the most recommendations, but also boast the most diverse boards and executive ranks and the most proactive diversity and inclusion initiatives. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Forbes is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        December 2018, Bank Investment Consultant Top 100 Bank Advisors.

        To compile the list, multiple variables were combined into one composite score. The six categories used were: (1) assets under management; (2) trailing-12 month production; (3) percentage increase in AUM from the previous year; (4) percentage increase in T-12 production; (5) amount of fee business; and (6) the ratio of production-per-AUM. The nominees were ranked by each of the six categories and then six different scores were calculated based on where they ranked. Those six scores were used to compile the final list. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        November 2018, InvestmentNews Women to Watch.

        InvestmentNews Women to Watch submissions were accepted and reviewed based on the following criteria: demonstration of success and leadership, power to effect change, willingness to share expertise and community service. Several hundred were nominated by their firms and the top 20 selected by the Investment news staff.  The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Investment News is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        October 2018, Working Mother Magazine Top Wealth Advisor Moms.

        Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC. SHOOK Research considered wealth advisors who are mothers with at least one child living at home and under the age of 18. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Working Mother or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. For more information, see www.SHOOKresearch.com.

        September 2018, Invest in Others Community Leadership Awards.

        The Invest in Others Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to supporting and empowering financial advisors who invest in others by giving back to their communities with overwhelming generosity. The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors and financial services firms in communities across the country and around the world. Advisors are nominated by their peers for actively giving back to non-profits to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. There are five award categories for advisors and two for financial services companies. Invest in Others received hundreds of nominations this year and winners were selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration, and impact on a non-profit and the community it serves. Nominations were blindly reviewed by a diverse panel of judges representing industry associations and national media outlets. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors paid a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Invest in Others.

        September 2018, Barron's list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.

        Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors,” September 2018.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

        September 2018, OnWallStreet Top 75 Branch Managers.

        On Wall Street highlights the Top 75 branch managers with their Annual Branch Manager Awards. This year's accolades fall to 75 honorees that have been nominated by their firms and then selected by the editors of the magazine. Nominees must be employees at a major, leading brokerage firm and are evaluated on leadership, dedication to superior client service and their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors. The final honorees were selected by a panel of judges: Isabella Cagnazzo Fonseca, wealth management consultant at research firm Aite Group; David Lo, associate partner and head of U.S. client insight at consulting firm Scorpio Partnership; and Marina Shtyrkov, research analyst at Cerulli Associates, a research firm. Raymond James is not affiliated with On Wall Street, Isabella Cagnazzo Fonseca, David Lo, Marina Shtyrkov, or the organizations these individuals represent. This recognitions may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this recognitions.

        August 2018, Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards.

        The Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards may not be representative of any one client's experience, are not an endorsement and are not indicative of any advisor's future performance. Raymond James did not pay a fee in exchange for these awards and is not affiliated with Thomson Reuters. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

        August 2018, InvestmentNews Diversity & Inclusions Awards.

        Nominees for the See it Be it Roll Models must currently be working as financial planners, registered representatives or registered investment advisers, or as industry professionals in a role that supports financial advisers.  Judges will consider demonstrations of leadership, business achievements and examples of being a role model or inspiring others from diverse backgrounds to succeed in the financial advice profession.  Nominees for the Diversity Champion must be firms that serve the financial advice profession.  This recognition recognizes firms that work with or support the financial adviser community, such as broker-dealers, custodians, asset managers, insurance firms, fintech companies, educational institutions and other industry organizations, for their efforts to foster diversity and inclusion within their own firms or within the financial advice profession. These awards can recognize a firm’s internal program to improve diversity, an external campaign to improve financial literacy among diverse groups, published research or other writings showing the impact of diversity and inclusion, or other successful efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in the financial advice business. InvestmentNews received over 200 nominations in for all six of the Diversity & Inclusion awards and selected 14 individuals for the See it Be It Roll Models and 12 firms as recipients for the Diversity Champion award.  The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating nor is Raymond James affiliated with InvestmentNews.

        July 2018, Forbes Top Next Generational Wealth Advisors.

        Forbes list of "America's Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors / Top Millennial Advisors 2018" Data provided by  SHOOKTM Research, LLC Data as of 3/31/2018. SHOOK Research considered advisors born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience. Advisors have built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Out of 5,832 advisors considered, 1000 made the final list in 2018. For more information see www.SHOOKresearch.com.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement ,and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond james nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. 1Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances. 2Advisors are judged on individual contribution but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors. 3Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances.

        July 2018, Financial Times Top 300 RIAs.

        The Financial Times FT 300 Registered Investment Advisors 2018 award had about 39.5% of the 760 advisor applicants being recognized as a Registered Investment Advisor. The FT used the database of RIAs who are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and selected those practices reporting to the SEC that had $300 million or more in assets under management, and no more than 75% of the AUM with institutional clients.  Additionally, the firm must be independent (not the RIA arm of a broker dealer for example).  Qualifying RIA firms filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave more information about their practices. That information was augmented with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on six broad factors: advisor assets under management, AUM growth rate, the firm's years in operation, advisors' industry certifications (CFA, etc.), compliance record, and online accessibility. AUM and asset growth comprise roughly 80 percent to 90 percent of each RIA's score.  Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of RIA's from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        June 2018, The M&A Advisor Deal of the Year Awards.

        Winners at the 10th annual International M&A Awards were selected from a pool of more than 250 companies, representing every major market in the world, by an indpendent judging committee of 23 top cross-border M&A industry experts. The annual International Awards are the benchmark for crossborder deal-making excellence and recognize the leading cross-border M&A deals, restructuings, and financings conducted between the United States and other markets; as well as products and services, firms and professionals active in deals between the United States and other markets.

        June 2018, InvestmentNews 40 Under 40.

        Each year Investment News recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 based on factors including accomplishment to date, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. Approximately 1000 nominees were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. The nominations are read and vetted by an internal group of editors and reporters at InvestmentNews. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        June 2018, Barron's list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.

        Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” 2018 Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

        May 2018, Wealth Management's Industry Awards for the firm's Advisor Mastery Program and Longevity Planning initiative.

        The Wealth Management Industry Awards are based upon completion of a nomination application. For the 2018 awards, more than 600 entries were received from nearly 250 companies.Firms nominate their initiatives created to help advisors better do their jobs. Firms can submit their initiative nominations for one of 19 award categories, some of these award categories include sub-category awards. A panel of 11 industry professionals which includes individuals from industry publications, industry consulting firms and brokerage/advisory firms are selected to vet the finalists and vote on a winner or winners for a particular category or sub-category award. The honorees were chosen for the Technology award based upon the following methodology: 1) A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology. 2)  Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, and customizations. 3) Criteria include quantitative measures such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, and feature set, along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, and new methods of delivery.   The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Awards are subdivided into seven sub category awards including, Corporate Social Responsibility/Diversity, Practice Management , Technology , Service, Transition Support , Social Media Leadership  and Thought Leadership. Eight nominations were received in 2016 for The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Technology Award with two winners selected. Raymond James was bestowed with this award for their client reporting initiative. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James has not paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.

        May 2018,Forbes' list of America's Best Employers

        Forbes partnered with market research company Statista to identify the companies liked best by employees. The ranking is divided into two lists: one for the top large companies with more than 5,000 U.S. employees, and another for the top midsize companies with 1,000 to 5,000. To determine the list, Statista surveyed 30,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees. All the surveys were anonymous, allowing participants to openly share their opinions. The respondents were asked to rate, on a scale of zero to 10, how likely they’d be to recommend their employer to others. Statista then asked respondents to nominate organizations in industries outside their own.

        May 2018, Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 25 Program Managers.

        To compile the Bank Investment Consultant (“BIC”) list, multiple variables were used and combined into a weighted average. Specifically, six factors were used: the number of advisors they oversee, team assets under management, annual team production, percentage growth in AUM, percentage growth in production and production‐per‐advisor. BIC calculated their own estimates for production‐per‐advisor based on other numbers submitted in their nomination process. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        May 2018, Forbes' list of America's Top Women Wealth Advisors.

        The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Ranking algorithm is based on quality of practice, including: telephone and in‐person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on the ranking. Research Summary (as of April 2018): 22,146 nominations were received, based on thresholds (7,435 women). 6,461 advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 6,104 advisors were interviewed by telephone. 1,210 advisors were interviewed in‐person at the advisors’ location. Final list of the top 250 advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC. This ranking is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

        April 2018, Barron's list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors.

        Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors,” April 2018. Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria. Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        April 2018,M&A Turnaround Awards

        The M&A Advisor Turnaround Awards celebrate restructuring excellence, recognizing the leading distressed M&A transactions, restructuring, refinancing, products and services, firms and professionals in the United States and international markets. The award winners represent the best of the distressed investing and reorganization industry in 2017. The nominations, representing over 250 participating companies, were judged by an independent jury of industry experts. The professional services (B-to-B) deal of the year award is judged based on challenges, unique
        attributes, activities of the team, and the benefits to the company and other stakeholders.

        April 2018, InvestmentNews Icons & Innovators

        Determined by the InvestmentNews editorial team and input from InvestmentNews readers, the two icons named in the 2018 “Icons and Innovators” awards are those who have made profound
        and consistent contributions to the success and advancement of the financial advice profession.

        March 2018, Financial Times' "FT 400" list of the top financial advisors.

        The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking.  In 2018, roughly 880 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (45.5wea%).  The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        March 2018, BISA 

        The Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award is designed to recognize leadership in the advancement of the financial services industry's products, services and
        platforms through technology innovation. This award highlights companies for their commitment to advancements in technology-based solutions for the industry. Candidacy for the 2018 Technology
        Innovation Award is limited to products launched in 2017 and is open to BISA Leadership members, as well as Associate and Associate Plus members. The BISA Diversity Award annually recognizes the successful diversity efforts of organizations from the financial industry. The award is presented by BISA to recognize member firms that demonstrate outstanding leadership, innovation and results in diversity management. The Awards Committee is comprised of BISA’s Diversity Committee and Emeritus Directors who carefully review each submission.

        March 2018, Barron’s list of the Top Advisors by State.

        The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment-picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        February 2018, Forbes' inaugural Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list.

        The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of 7 years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of 21,138 advisors nominated by their firms, 2,213 received the award. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.  Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.

        January 2018,Fortune's Most Admired Companies

        Fortune collaborated with their partner Korn Ferry Hay Group on this survey of corporate reputations. Beginning with a universe of about 1,500 candidates: the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune’s Global 500 database that have revenues of $10 billion or more, they then winnowed the assortment to the highest-revenue companies in each industry, a total of 680 in 28 countries. The top-rated companies were picked from that pool of 680; the executives who voted work at the companies in that group. To
        determine the best-regarded companies in 51 industries, Korn Ferry Hay Group asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its industry survey to be listed.

        January 2018, On Wall Street's list of the Top 25 Regional Advisors Under 40.

        Each year On Wall Street ranks the highest-producing advisers in wealth management who are under 40. Several hundred candidates were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. Finalists had to be no older than 39 as of Dec. 31, 2016 and be employed at a major, leading regional brokerage firm. Trailing 12-month production as of 9/30/16 is then used to compile the ranking. AUM may also be taken into account. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. On Wall Street is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        December 2017, Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 100 Bank Advisors.

        To compile the list, multiple variables were combined into one composite score.  The six categories used are: (1) assets under management; (2) trailing-12 month production; (3) percentage  increase in AUM from the previous year; (4) percentage increase in T-12 production;  (5) amount of fee business; and (6) the ratio of   production-per-AUM. (Note: 2015 AUM was defined as the amount an advisor had as of Aug. 31, 2016. Likewise, for T-12 production, the 12-month period ending Aug. 31, 2016 was used.)  The nominees were ranked by each of the six categories and then six different scores were calculated based on where they ranked.  Those six scores were used to compile the final list. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. BIC is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        November 2017, InvestmentNews' Women to Watch.

        InvestmentNews Women to Watch submissions were accepted and reviewed based on the following criteria: demonstration of success and leadership, power to effect change, willingness to share expertise and community service. Several hundred were nominated by their firms and the top 20 selected by the Investment news staff.  The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Investment News is not affiliated with Raymond James.

         October 2017, Wealth Management's Industry Awards.

        The Wealth Management Industry Awards are based upon completion of a nomination application. For the 2017 awards, more than 600 entries were received from nearly 250 companies.Firms nominate their initiatives created to help advisors better do their jobs. Firms can submit their initiative nominations for one of 19 award categories, some of these award categories include sub-category awards. A panel of 11 industry professionals which includes individuals from industry publications, industry consulting firms and brokerage/advisory firms are selected to vet the finalists and vote on a winner or winners for a particular category or sub-category award. The honorees were chosen for the Technology award based upon the following methodology: 1) A new initiative, program, or enhancement to an existing platform that helps B/D advisors to be more efficient, and enhances the advisor and client experience though technology. 2)  Initiatives can include areas such as new cloud platforms, mobile apps, driving adoption of existing technologies, streamlining various processes, integrating multiple systems, user interface improvements, process speed improvements, ease of use, new capabilities, new features, and customizations. 3) Criteria include quantitative measures such as scope, scale, adoption, usage, and feature set, along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, and new methods of delivery.   The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Awards are subdivided into seven sub category awards including, Corporate Social Responsibility/Diversity, Practice Management , Technology , Service, Transition Support , Social Media Leadership  and Thought Leadership. Eight nominations were received in 2016 for The Broker/Dealers 1000 or More Advisors Technology Award with two winners selected. Raymond James was bestowed with this award for their client reporting initiative. This award is bestowed by an independent third party not affiliated with Raymond James. Raymond James has not paid a fee in exchange for this award. This recognition is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.

        October 2017, Working Mother magazine's inaugural list of the Top Wealth Advisor Moms.

        “Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLC as of 7/17.The Working Mother and SHOOK research ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data. SHOOK Research considered wealth advisers who are mothers with at least one child living at home and under the age of 18 with a minimum 5 years of industry experience. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisers rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisers or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Research Summary (as of July 2017): 19,616 Advisor nominations were received, based on thresholds. 4,486 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 4,591 Advisors were interviewed by telephone. 893 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors’ location. Final list of the top 200 Advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Working Mother or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

        September 2017, Barron's list of the Top 100 Independent Wealth Advisors.

        Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors,” DATE, 2017.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

         September 2017, Forbes' list of America's Top Wealth Advisors.

        The Forbes ranking of America’s Top Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data, rating thousands of wealth advisors with a minimum of seven years of experience. Ranking algorithm is based on quality of practice, including: telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC which does not receive compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on the ranking. Research Summary (as of September 2017): 19,872 Advisor nominations were received, based on thresholds. 4,504 Advisors were invited to complete the online survey. 4,432 Advisors were interviewed by telephone. 923 Advisors were interviewed in-person at the Advisors’ location. Final list of the top 250 Advisors was then compiled based upon the quantitative criteria. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

        September 2017, Financial Times' FT 401 list

        The Financial Times FT 401 Top Retirement Advisers award had 401 of the 550 advisor applicants being recognized as a Top Retirement Adviser. The FT asked large U.S. brokerages, independent advisors, and other wealth managers to identify qualified Direct Contribution (DC) plan advisor applicants. They partnered in research with Broadridge Financial Solutions who provided data from its proprietary databases that helped identify advisors who specialize in serving DC plans, including 401k, pensions and other DC accounts. Advisor applicants must have 20% or more of their total client assets in DC plans. Qualifying advisors filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave the FT more information about their practices. The FT augmented that information with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on seven broad factors: DC plan assets under management, DC plan AUM growth rate, DC plan growth rate, experience advising DC plans, the advisor’s industry certifications (CFP, etc.), compliance record, degree to which advisor specializes in the DC business, and estimated participation rate at client DC plans. Roughly 80 to 85 percent of the final score is based on DC plan AUM and growth in the DC plan business (measured by plan numbers and plan assets). Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT places a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. Neither the firms nor their employees pay a fee to The Financial Times in exchange for inclusion in the FT 401 list. Inclusion on the FT 401 Top Retirement Adviser list is no guarantee as to future investment success. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, and is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance..  Raymond James is not affiliated with the Financial Times.

         July 2017, Financial Times' list of the Top 300 RIAs.

        The Financial Times FT 300 Registered Investment Advisors 2017 award had about 41.1% of the 730 advisor applicants being recognized as a Registered Investment Advisor. The FT used the database of RIAs who are registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and selected those practices reporting to the SEC that had $300 million or more in assets under management, and no more than 75% of the AUM with institutional clients.  Additionally, the firm must be independent (not the RIA arm of a broker dealer for example).  Qualifying RIA firms filled out an online application and questionnaire that gave more information about their practices. That information was augmented with their own research on the candidates, including data from regulatory filings. The FT generated an internal score for each applicant based on six broad factors: advisor assets under management, AUM growth rate, the firm's years in operation, advisors' industry certifications (CFA, etc.), compliance record, and online accessibility. AUM and asset growth comprise roughly 80 percent to 90 percent of each RIA's score.  Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of RIA's from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        July 2017, Forbes list of America's Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors.

        “Data provided by SHOOKTM Research, LLCD ata as of 3/31/17. SHOOK Research considered advisors born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience. Advisors have built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Forbes receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience.  For more information see www.SHOOKresearch.com.  1Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances. 2Advisors are judged on individual contribution but total team assets are shown, which can include one or more additional advisors. 3Minimum account sizes are general since it can vary depending on a range of circumstances.

        June 2017, InvestmentNews’ annual 40 Under 40 list.

        Each year Investment News recognizes 40 industry professions under the age of 40 based on factors including a proven track record of accomplishment, contribution to the industry, leadership and promise. Over 800 nominees were considered and 40 were chosen to receive the award. The nominations are read and vetted by an internal group of editors and reporters at InvestmentNews. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. InvestmentNews is not affiliated with Raymond James

        June 2017, On Wall Street’s list of the Top 100 Branch Managers.

        On Wall Street, in partnership with New York Life/Mainstay Investments, throws a spotlight on the top 100 mangers with their Annual Branch Manager Awards. This year's accolades fall to 100 Honorees that have been nominated by their firms and then selected by the editors of the magazine. Nominees must be employees at a major, leading brokerage firm and are evaluated on leadership, dedication to superior client service and their ability to recruit, develop and retain talented advisors. The final honorees were selected by four judges: Research Directors, Bill Butterfield and Alois Pirker, of the Aite Group; Associate Director, Kenton Shirk, at Cerulli Associates, and Stewart Lee, CEO of LEE Training; based on a quantitative and qualitative review of data from two surveys, one filled out by persons making the nomination and the second by the nominee. Raymond James is not affiliated with On Wall Street, New York Life/Mainstay Investments, Bill Butterfield, Alois Pirker, Kenton Shirk, Stewart Lee, or the organizations these individuals represent. This recognitions may not be representative of any one client's experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor's future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this recognitions.

        June 2017, Barron’s list of the Top 100 Women Financial Advisors.

        Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors,” Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved. The rankings are based on data provided by individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

        May 2017, Bank Investment Consultant's list of the Top 25 Program Managers.

        The winners were ranked on several criteria, including the number of advisers they oversee, team assets under management, percentage growth in team production, and production per adviser. Variables used account for size, as well as metrics that capture growth and efficiency. That way, Bank Investment Consultant recognizes well-rounded professionals, as opposed to those who excel in one area but fall short in others. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Bank Investment Consultant’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

        April 2017, Barron's 2017 list of the Top 100 Financial Advisors.

        Source: Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors,” 2017.  Barron’s is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Company, L.P. All rights reserved.  The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 individual advisors and their firms and include qualitative and quantitative criteria.  Data points that relate to quality of practice include professionals with a minimum of 7 years financial services experience, acceptable compliance records (no criminal U4 issues), client retention reports, charitable and philanthropic work, quality of practice, designations held, offering services beyond investments offered including estates and trusts, and more. Financial Advisors are quantitatively rated based on varying types of revenues produced and assets under management by the financial professional, with weightings associated for each. Investment performance is not an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients’ risk tolerance than by an advisor’s investment picking abilities. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of the advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Barron’s is not affiliated with Raymond James. 

        March 2017, Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award

        The Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award is designed to recognize leadership in the advancement of the financial services industry's products, services and platforms through technology innovation. This award highlights companies for their commitment to advancements in technology-based solutions for the industry. Candidacy for the 2017 Technology Innovation Award is limited to products launched in 2016 and is open to BISA Leadership members, as well as Associate and Associate Plus members. The award is not representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award. BISA is not affiliated with Raymond James.

        March 2017, Financial Times “FT 400” list of top financial advisors.

        The FT 400 was developed in collaboration with Ignites Research, a subsidiary of the FT that provides specialized content on asset management. To qualify for the list, advisers had to have 10 years of experience and at least $300 million in assets under management (AUM) and no more than 60% of the AUM with institutional clients. The FT reaches out to some of the largest brokerages in the U.S. and asks them to provide a list of advisors who meet the minimum criteria outlined above. These advisors are then invited to apply for the ranking. Only advisors who submit an online application can be considered for the ranking.  In 2017, roughly 790 applications were received and 400 were selected to the final list (50.6%).  The 400 qualified advisers were then scored on six attributes: AUM, AUM growth rate, compliance record, years of experience, industry certifications, and online accessibility. AUM is the top factor, accounting for roughly 60-70 percent of the applicant’s score. Additionally, to provide a diversity of advisors, the FT placed a cap on the number of advisors from any one state that's roughly correlated to the distribution of millionaires across the U.S. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. The FT is not affiliated with Raymond James. 2017 # of applicants: roughly 790 applications received; 50.6% (400) were selected for the final list.

        March 2017, Barron’s Top Advisors Ranking.

        The rankings are based on data provided by over 4,000 of the nation's most productive advisors. Factors included in the rankings: assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work. Investment performance isn't an explicit component because not all advisors have audited results and because performance figures often are influenced more by clients' risk tolerance than by an advisor's investment-picking abilities. Raymond James is not affiliated with Barron’s Top Advisors Ranking and neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating.

        February 2017, Forbes’ list of America’s Top Women Advisors.

        America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking.

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