Home Office Visit
Let us show you Raymond James up close
We invite you to experience our advisor-focused culture with a tour designed singularly for you and your practice. In this behind-the-scenes look, you’ll be able to explore Raymond James and its platform, meet with firm leaders, and have your questions answered directly by relevant business unit professionals.Schedule a home office visit
Explore the power of Raymond James
When you partner with Raymond James, you gain access to a wide range of departments, services and product offerings available. Plus, you have the ability to leverage our strategic partnerships and vendor relationships. You can align your clients’ services with their needs, taking advantage of our diversified offerings. Discover a few of our wide range of offerings:
For your business
- Advisor products, including:
- Banking and lending
- Investment banking
- Insurance and annuities
- Trust and estate planning
- And more
- Practice management coaching and business consulting
- Investment solutions
- Retirement planning resources
We have a plan for every step
Once you’ve made your decision, we’ll get right to work. Our transition teams have the planning and experience to create a smooth transition – and the authority and resources to untangle any snags along the way.
You will be guided by a transition consultant, your home office liaison and point of contact for all operational aspects. You will also have a technology consultant who will help you develop and implement your customized technology plan.
For employee advisors
Your branch manager and operations manager will be indispensable resources for questions, concerns and support.
For independent advisors
Independent business consultant
Your business consultant will be your partner, providing personalized guidance and an eye for details as you establish and build your business and make decisions large and small.
For independent RIAs
Business development team
During the process of establishing or transitioning your RIA, we will provide education and guidance around critical business decisions, such as engaging an independent compliance or legal consultant to set up your RIA entity.
Informed and refined by the experiences of thousands of financial advisors, our business coaching, education and training opportunities are available to assist in your transition.
• Exploring and understanding your business
• Determining the appropriate account types and services
• Account opening process and implementation
• Privacy and protocol requirements
Raymond James Marketing + Agency Solutions has worked with hundreds of advisors to build impactful brands that are uniquely their own, supported by communications strategies and engagement plans designed to keep your practice front of mind.
Your technology consultant will start working quickly to begin assembling your practice’s technological backbone. You can select from a library of hardware, applications and entitlements.
Welcome to your new partnership with Raymond James
Congratulations on making a bold decision for your clients, your practice and you. These first moments are a good time to take a quick breather and think about all you’ve achieved so far.
The next part comes fast, but trust the plan – we’ve got this.
Let’s welcome your clients
Your dedicated support combined with the vast resources available on call work with you to bring your clients over quickly with as little friction as possible and address any challenges that arise.
Communicate the change
We take special care and focus to help you announce the change in your business, using an approach in line with your clients’ and your practice’s needs. Communication resources and platforms available include:
- Website development, which will become your main communication hub to help build a stronger brand and reach prospective and existing clients.
- RJ Connect, our tool for easy and systematic email and social media engagement.
- Advisor Texting in our mobile app, an additional communication channel for you and your clients that meets all communication retention and review requirements.
- Ready-to-go and customizable marketing materials at your fingertips.
Bring them on board
As you and your team continue to communicate with your clients about the move and their individual needs, transition team members will be coaching and assisting with:
• Information gathering
• Account opening
• Form creation and distribution
• Technology training and support
This stage can be hectic, but you’ll have the support of our experienced team to help you see it through.
Where possible, and with your clients’ consent, they can execute essential documents with our secure digital signature system for speed and convenience.
Manage transfer process and related fees
Our automated fee management process efficiently handles Automated Customer Account Transfer Service (ACATS) fees and reimbursements based on a number of criteria, including affiliation type.
Through our Advisor Access portal, you can easily check the status of client accounts in the ACATS process, as well as the status of fee credits.
Our service and technology educational offerings for branch associates span a wide range of expertise levels, from introductory onboarding courses to subject mastery and long-term career development plans.
For advisors, we also offer a similarly expansive range of educational offerings. Some of these include, Tech Essentials and Tech Forward which provide a strong technology foundation to simplify work and increase productivity. Additionally, Tech Savvy provides advanced training on integrated practice management technology.
Collaborate with your support team
Your dedicated support team – including branch managers, support staff, service advisors and divisional managers, depending on your affiliation – will continue to connect and support you through multiple channels – from Microsoft Teams, video conferencing, Raymond James BOX, and more.
We’re with you the entire way
With your clients on board, the liveliest part of your transition is over, but we’re still with you to make sure you are equipped to harness the power of the Raymond James platform and the support of our home office team.
The early flurry of activity and client engagement will settle to a more typical pace as you proceed through the transition process and close in on your transition graduation.
With the right resources at your back and the support you’ve earned from your clients, the sky’s the limit. We’re proud to be part of your story as you begin this new chapter.
Making a decision this big – even if it’s for the benefit of your clients, your practice and you – is no small thing. Our transition process ensures you’ll have a ready partner by your side all the way, helping you build your practice guided by your vision. Today, you could take the first step.