Accolades

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.

2018

  • Mérites du français 2018 competition of the Office québécois de la langue française - For a second year, Raymond James was a finalist in the Business and Information Technology category for organizations with more than 100 employees (based in the province of Quebec). This competition recognizes organizations for their accomplishments in promoting the use of French in the workplace.

2017

  • In March 2017, Raymond James Financial was added to the S&P500 index.
  • In February 2017, Fortune magazine named Raymond James Financial among the most admired securities/asset management companies in the world.
  • In December 2016, Raymond James raised $767,945 for over 300 charities across Canada through its Annual Giving Campaign.
  • In September 2016, Raymond James Ltd. welcomed 3Macs to the family, creating Canada’s largest independent dealer.
  • In June 2016, Raymond James Financial was added to the Fortune 500, having achieved a record revenue of $5.20 billion in 2015.

2016

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – Raymond James has again been recognized as one of the top 100 employers in Canada for 2017. Learn More
  • Read the official press release from Top Employers In Canada and a link to the announcement magazine published in The Globe and Mail.
  • 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.

2015

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers – In November, Raymond James was named as one of Canada's Top 100 employers for 2016. To stand out in the industry, our firm focuses on being client-centric, creating a diverse workplace and supporting the career development and community involvement of employees. Our firm is also focused on becoming an environmentally responsible corporate citizen by committing managing our offices sustainably and offering clients secure, paperless communications and statements.   
  • Raymond James Cares Month – In May 2015, Raymond James colleagues across Canada volunteered 1,349 hours within their communities on behalf of 13 branches and donated more than 650 lbs. of food—beating all records from last year. Over 60 organizations benefitted from the efforts of Raymond James volunteers.
  • StarMine Top Analyst Awards – In 2015, the Starmine Top Analysts Awards bestowed two awards on our Equity Research team for their stock picking acumen. #1 as an Earnings Estimator in Energy Equipment and Services and #3 Top Stock Picker in the Metals & Mining sector.
  • Brendan Wood – Our research team ranked 7th out of 63 firms in the 2015 Brendan Wood Canadian Equities report. Four of our analysts were named "TopGun" in their respective sector.

2014

  • StarMine Top Analyst Awards – In 2014, the Starmine Top Analysts Awards bestowed three awards on our Equity Research team for their stock picking acumen. #1 as an Earnings Estimator in Energy Equipment and Services, #3 as an Earnings Estimator in the Diversified Industrials sector and #3 as an Earnings Estimator in the Paper and Forest Products sector.
  • Barron's Top 100 Women Advisors - In June 2014, three Raymond James-affiliated advisors were named to Barron’s "Top 100 Women Advisors" list.
  • Raymond James Cares Month – During May 2014 in support of Raymond James Month, Raymond James colleagues in 8 branches volunteered over 900 hours within their communities. Over 30 organizations benefitted from the efforts of Raymond James volunteers, and more than 500 lbs of food were donated to Canadian Food Banks.
  • Fortune Magazine – In February 2014, Fortune magazine named Raymond James Financial among the most admired securities company in the world.

2013

  • Imagine Canada – We are pleased to announce that Raymond James Ltd. has been recognized by Imagine Canada as a Caring Company for signing the Corporate Citizenship Commitment and demonstrating leadership in community investment in Canada.
  • Royal Ontario Museum – In Summer 2013, the Royal Ontario Museum nominated Raymond James Ltd. for their Globe and Mail Business for the Arts Partnership Awards – Most Innovative Marketing Sponsorship for support of the 2012-2013 “Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana” exhibition.
  • StarMine Top Analyst Awards – In 2013, Starmine Top Analysts Awards bestowed four awards on our Canadian analyst team for their stock picking and earnings estimating acumen. #1 as Stock Picker in the IT Equipment sector, #1 as an Earnings Estimator in Energy Equipment and Services, #2 as a stock picker in Energy Equipment and Services plus #3 overall as Earnings Estimator.
  • Wall Street Journal – In April 2013, the Wall Street Journal’s 21st annual Best on the Street Survey for 2012 recognized Bryan Elliot – Ranked #1 in restaurants, Jim Parker – Ranked #1 in Airlines and Aaron Kessler – Ranked #1 in Leisure Goods and Services
  • Fortune Magazine – In March 2013, Fortune magazine ranked Raymond James Financial the fifth most admired securities company in the world.

2012

  • J.D. Power and Associates – In 2012, Raymond James Ltd., "Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms" in Canada in the J.D. Power and Associates Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM, and has been ranked in the top three for the past five years.
  • Brendan Wood Survey – In 2012, Raymond James Sales, Trading and Equity Research all ranked in the top 10.
  • Top Gun Awards – In 2012, Raymond James Equity Research won 3 Top Gun Awards including #1 Industrials Products analyst for the 4th year in a row, #1 Pulp, Paper & Forest Products analyst for the 2nd year in a row, and #2 Oil and Gas Equipment and Services analyst.
  • StarMine Top Analyst Awards – In 2012, Starmine Top Analysts Awards bestowed two awards on our Canadian analyst team for their stock picking and earnings estimating acumen. #1 Energy Equipment and Services Stock Picker and #1 Paper and Forest Stock Picker.

*Raymond James Ltd. received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012 Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM . Study based on 5,248 total responses measuring 20 brokerage firms and measures opinions of investors who used full-service investment institutions. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed June-July 2012. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

2011

  • The 2011 StarMine Top Analyst Awards bestowed six awards on the Raymond James Equity Research team for their stock-picking acumen.
  • Raymond James Equity Research team placed 7th overall and 2nd among independent brokers in the 2011 Brendan Wood survey.
  • In June 2011, the Canadian Raymond James Equity Research team continued to distinguish itself for its top quality research and analysis, reflected by the StarMine Top Analyst Awards honouring 6 of our analysts for their stock-picking acumen.
  • June 2011 - Raymond James Financial Services ranked No. 3 with $1 billion in revenue among the Top 50 Independent Broker-Dealers. The top five firms posted growth rates ranging from 10% to 23%. Financial Planning, the monthly magazine and website serving independent financial advisors across the United States, today announced its 26th annual FP50 ranking of the nation's largest independent broker-dealers by revenue.
  • June 2011 - Raymond James Ltd. has recently been included in Business in Vancouver's Private Top 100 Companies in B.C..
  • Raymond James Financial has been ranked among the world's most admired companies, according to a survey published in the March 21st 2011 edition of Fortune magazine. In a global survey that included companies in 32 countries, Raymond James is on the final list of 350 firms. The company ranked fourth among nine securities industry firms. Attributes judged included quality of management, social responsibility, quality of products or services, and financial soundness.
  • In February 2011, the Canadian team of equity research analysts powered the First Trust Raymond James Canadian Focus Picks Fund into the top spot as best in its class for one-year performance in the Lipper Fund Awards 2011 sponsored by Thomson Reuters.

2010

  • In June 2010, Raymond James Ltd. has ranked "Highest in Investor Satisfaction among Canadian Investment Dealers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM. Raymond James garnered a final tally of 759, based on a 1,000 point scale, a 12 point improvement over last year's rating of 747.
  • In June 2010, the Canadian Raymond James Equity Research team continued to distinguish itself for its top quality research and analysis, reflected by the StarMine Top Analyst Awards honouring five of our analysts for their stock-picking acumen.
  • In May 2010, Raymond James placed second in Smart Money's Full-Service Broker Survey, for excellent customer service, lower maintenance fees and improved client statements.
  • In May 2010, ten Raymond James U.S. analysts/teams received recognition in the 2010 Financial Times/StarMine Analyst awards. A total of eleven awards were received which ranked Raymond James tenth among all U.S. brokerage firms in the StarMine tally.
  • *Raymond James Ltd. received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2009-2010 Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2010 study based on 6,486 total responses measuring 14 brokerage firms and measures opinions of investors who used full-service investment institutions. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

2009

  • In June 2009, Raymond James Ltd. was ranked "Highest in Investor Satisfaction with Full Service Brokerage Firms" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM.
  • In June 2009, Raymond James Ltd. was named winner of the "Best Entrepreneurial Partnership" award in the Toronto Globe & Mail Business for the Arts Awards program in recognition of its sponsorship of the "Touched by Fire Art Show" - an exhibition that celebrated the creativity and impact of artists who live with mood disorders.
  • In the June 2009 SmartMoney Annual Broker Survey, Raymond James Financial was named best full-service broker for the second consecutive year, once again receiving top ratings for customer satisfaction and account statements.
  • In May 2009, Raymond James' equity research analysts were recognized for their stock-picking abilities in three U.S. national surveys: The Wall Street Journal's "Best on the Street," Forbes "Blue Chip Analyst" and the Financial Times/Starmine's S&P 500 and Russell 2000 survey.

*Raymond James Ltd. received the highest numerical score among full service brokerage firms in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2009-2010 Canadian Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudiesSM. 2010 study based on 6,486 total responses measuring 14 brokerage firms and measures opinions of investors who used full-service investment institutions. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed May 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.