Corporate History

In 2000, Raymond James Financial, Inc. acquired Goepel McDermid Inc. and renamed the firm Raymond James Ltd. Our predecessor companies have been serving Canadian investors for nearly 83 years.

The Raymond James story began in 1962 with the incorporation of Robert A. James Investments, with Howard Spangler becoming the firm's first client. Our ongoing commitment to putting our clients first has enabled us to currently serve over 3 million private, institutional and corporate clients in Canada, the United States and overseas, with US$693 billion in client assets under administration.

Raymond James Financial, Inc.
1962 - Present: A Timeline of Raymond James

* Statistics as of quarter-end September 30, 2017.

Who is Raymond James?

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.