Raymond James on Thursday introduced a regional reorganization of its Raymond James & Associates worker advisor channel. Efficient Oct. 1, the shifts will set up “additional management alignment throughout” RJA and the agency’s Alex. Brown division, it mentioned.
The agency defined that it’s concentrating on a extra unified method to supporting present and future advisors, in response to Tash Elwyn, RJA CEO and president.
“Offering advisors and their shoppers with a robust management workforce centered on furthering the mixed efforts of Raymond James & Associates and Alex. Brown is a key element of our progress technique,” Elwyn mentioned in an announcement.
“Doing so will assist determine efficiencies, bolster continued progress, optimize advisor help and add help for increasing strategic markets,” he added.
Enjoying down the importance of the newest Raymond James’ improvement, Timothy Welsh, head of the consulting agency Nexus Technique, advised ThinkAdvisor by e-mail Friday: “With brokerage companies the scale of RJ, they undergo these re-orgs on a regular basis, as numerous enterprise models develop, shrink or are offloaded — so nothing uncommon [is] happening right here. Typically, they get triggered by the retirement or exit of a senior govt, which appears to be like to be what is occurring right here.”
In 2020, some two weeks after asserting layoffs of about 4% of its employees, or roughly 500 staff, as a part of its want to chop prices within the face of declining earnings, Raymond James mentioned it was merging its funding advisor and custody and clearing companies into the newly created RIA & Custody Companies Division.
Western Division Director Retiring
Raymond James additionally introduced Thursday that Pat Allison, Western division director and senior vice chairman, might be retiring on the finish of the present calendar yr.
Allison has been a “valued member of our RJA management workforce” and has had a “outstanding affect … over the previous 30 years,” in response to Elwyn.