Offering Cross-Border Wealth Management Solutions

Offering cross-border wealth management solutions

Part of the Raymond James Financial family of companies, Raymond James (USA) Ltd., or RJLU, is a Canada-based US registered investment firm offering integrated cross-border wealth management solutions to Americans living in Canada and Canadians living in the US. As RJLU advisors, we are licensed and regulated in both Canada and the US, and work closely with clients to translate their personal needs into a strategy for their cross-border accounts. We also advise clients on cross-border issues, such as Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) rules and IRA rollovers, and maintain professional networks to assist with planning, taxation and legal services, as required.

RJLU enables US resident clients to hold both Canadian and US currency accounts. This allows Canadian equities and Canadian dollar denominated fixed income to be added to client portfolios without having to settle in US currency, thus avoiding foreign exchange spreads. US clients can gain expert access to quality Canadian investment grade instruments with our assistance.

How does Raymond James (USA) Ltd. help?

First, Raymond James (USA) Ltd., "RJLU", unlike most investment firms registered with FINRA and the SEC, operates in and across Canada. RLJU is a subsidiary of Raymond James Financial (NYSE:RJF) and has completed an exemption from registration application in Canada to be able to help American citizens living across Canada.

Second, at Raymond James (USA) Ltd., you'll find an experienced advisor who is registered in both Canada and the United States. We understand the challenges that the cross-border American citizen faces and have strong connections with other cross-border professionals in areas like tax, trust and estate planning, and insurance and immigration.

By being registered in both countries and well connected to other cross-border centers of influence, we can offer you more than just a Canadian wealth management solution. We can offer you a holistic wealth management solution and coordinate your entire portfolio of assets to keep you on track to achieving your financial goals.

Some of the accounts we manage for clients include:

  • RRSPs and RRIFs for Canadians living in the US.
  • IRAs for Americans living in Canada.
  • Investments for Americans wanting Canadian securities.
  • Investment accounts for US-resident children of Canadian-resident parents.

For case studies of the types of cross-border situations we can assist with, click here.