About Raymond James

Raymond James is one of North America's leading full-service investment dealers with an extensive presence across Canada and the United States. The firm was established in 1962 on the principle of always putting the needs of clients first. Today, this principle remains the foundation on which we continue to build our company.

We offer a wide-range of services for the personal, institutional, and corporate investor. Our Financial Advisors have access to a complete offering of high quality investment products and services, providing them with the resources to customize investment solutions for their clients. Our Equity Capital Markets division provides expertise in Investment Banking, Research, Corporate Finance, and Institutional Sales & Trading.

Raymond James Ltd. is the Canadian subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. Established in 1962, our parent firm made its initial public offering in 1983 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange using the ticker symbol RJF.


  • In 2012, Raymond James celebrated 50 years of client-first service - a milestone reached through our commitment to independence, conservatism and doing what's right. In the years to come, we will continue to use these guiding principles in every decision we consider and every action we undertake
  • A leading North American independent full-service investment firm serving 2.9 million private, institutional, and corporate clients.
  • Over 7,100 Financial Advisors in more than 2,900 locations worldwide.
  • US$617 billion in client assets under administration.
  • Raymond James and its affiliates in Canada, Europe, and Latin America employ research analysts who cover more than 1,245 companies. Research analysts provide research coverage of consumer, energy, financial services, healthcare, industrial, mining & natural resources, real estate, technology & communications, and transportation and industrial services industries.

In Canada

  • Raymond James Ltd. now sits at over 1,000 employees and agents, including 463 Financial Advisors in 122 branches across Canada, and corporate offices in Vancouver and Toronto.
  • Our Equity Capital Markets team includes investment banking, institutional sales & trading and investment research professionals. Our institutional sales and trading professionals in Canada execute transactions for over 400 of North America's leading institutions.
  • C$38.1 billion in client assets under administration.
  • A member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund and regulated by the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)

*Statistics as of quarter-end December 31st, 2016.

We work hard to be recognized as Canada’s premier investment firm. We are dedicated to providing 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.

Raymond James has gained international attention and accolades for their excellence from organizations such as StarMine, Fortune Magazine and Brendan Wood International.

Recent Achievements

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – Raymond James has again been recognized as one of the top 100 employers in Canada for 2017.  Canada's Top 100 Employers is a national competition to determine which employers lead their industries in offering exceptional workplaces for their employees.
  • Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards – In 2016, the Thomson Reuters Analyst Awards bestowed four awards on our equity research team for stock picking and estimating earnings. Our team has received several of the StarMine/Thomson Reuters awards since 2004.
  • Fortune 500 – In June 2016, Raymond James Financial was added to the Fortune 500.
  • Raymond James Cares Month – In May 2016, Raymond James colleagues across Canada volunteered 2,218 hours within their communities on behalf of 20 branches and donated 3,722 lbs. of food. Over 50 organizations benefitted from the efforts of Raymond James volunteers. Learn more about RJ Cares Month 2016.

In The News & Press Releases

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Mission Statement

Our business is people and their financial well-being. Therefore, in the pursuit of our goals, we will conduct ourselves in accordance with the following precepts:

  • Our clients always come first.
  • We must provide the highest level of service with integrity.
  • Assisting our clients in the attainment of their financial objectives is our most worthy enterprise.
  • We must communicate with our clients clearly and frequently.
  • Our investments and services must be of superior quality.
  • Teamwork - cooperating with and providing assistance and support to our fellow associates - is fundamental to sustaining a quality work environment that nurtures opportunities for unparalleled service, personal growth and job satisfaction.
  • Continuing education is necessary to maintain the timeliness of investment knowledge, tax law information and financial planning techniques.
  • Innovation is requisite to our survival in a changing world.
  • To emulate other members of our industry requires us to continue to work hard; to excel beyond our peers requires us to provide an even higher calibre of service to our clients.
  • We must give something back to the communities in which we live and work.

The name of our company comes from a merging of companies run by Robert A. James and Edward Raymond. Raymond James was incorporated as Robert A. James Investments in 1962. In 1964, Raymond and Associates merged into Robert A. James Investments and the firm of Raymond James & Associates was formed.

  • 122 branches across Canada, with almost 1000 employees and agents including 463 financial advisors.
  • Over 7,100 financial advisors in more than 2,900 locations worldwide.
  • US$617 billion in client assets under administration, including over C$38.1 billion in Canada.

* Statistics as of quarter-end December 31st, 2016.


At Raymond James, each financial advisor has the unique freedom to offer objective, unbiased advice. Which means everything we do is client focused. Not transaction focused.

It all starts by taking the time to fully understand your personal circumstances, and then building a one-on-one relationship. Your advisor can then meticulously tailor a long-term plan based solely on your financial well-being and your specific goals. And as your needs evolve, your advisor will monitor, manage and adapt your portfolio along with them.