Alex. Brown

Build your future on 200 years of history

Marrying the full-service strength of Raymond James with the heritage of America’s oldest investment bank, Alex. Brown has made its name as a firm dedicated to – and uniquely capable of – meeting the needs of high-net-worth clients. Alex. Brown offers a suite of high-caliber services with a boutique-style culture, designed not simply to enhance your capabilities but also to increase the efficiency and agility of your practice.

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A day in the life

Each day, you’ll arrive at your branch office, knowing that everything you need to make it easier to serve your clients – fellow professionals, a dedicated support team, an extensive product platform, forward-looking technology and the combined strength of Alex. Brown and Raymond James – is right there waiting. And, more importantly, you’ll know the book of business you’ve worked hard to build is yours to keeping growing.

The big questions

To help you dig deeper into what being a client advisor entails – and what you can expect as part of Alex. Brown – we’ve provided answers to the questions advisors ask most.

How will I be compensated?

You’ll receive up to a 50% payout – your specific percentage will depend on your mix of business and production. As an Alex. Brown advisor, you’ll have access to our long-term incentive plan (LTIP), retention bonuses, profit sharing plan, employee stock ownership plan, employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) and 401k plan, as well as a voluntary deferred compensation plan.

Where will I work?

You can choose to join one of our existing branches located in 19 wealth centers across the country.

What resources will I have access to?

Own your book of business and work in a boutique setting leveraging the 200-year-old Alex. Brown brand with the full support of Raymond James behind you, where service, technology and operations associates support you from the home office.

Enjoy a full-service branch setting, but with more flexibility and control than you will find in any other traditional partnership. You’ll build your own brand or leverage the Alex. Brown brand, while you enjoy support from your local team, branch and operations managers so you can focus your attention on your clients and growing your business.


Presenting Alex. Brown

From its inception, the partnership between Alex. Brown and Raymond James has been about offering clients the best of both firms - marrying the heritage and ingenuity of a highly regarded boutique with the far reaching capabilities and unparalleled support of one of the largest wealth management firms in the United States. Together, we provide individuals and institutions with personalized strategies to help meet even the most complex financial needs.

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Raymond James At a Glance

Raymond James has delivered 130 consecutive quarters of profitability. We credit much of this performance to the firm’s client-first perspective and adherence to its founding core values of professional integrity, advisor independence, and a conservative, long-term approach to investing.

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The Home Office Visit Experience at Alex. Brown

A Home Office Visit is a tailored, behind-the-scenes tour that’s customized to match your specific needs. You’ll be introduced to the areas you most want to explore. You’ll meet with executive leaders to talk about growing your business. And you’ll do it all discreetly and confidentially.

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Resources and Support

Services tailored to your vision of success

Quality support plays a crucial role in a long and successful career, and that’s exactly what you’ll find here. Everything you deserve and more than you ever expected – that’s what we strive to deliver. Services include: Marketing and social media, practice management, succession planning, transitions management, wealth solutions.

  • To keep all the moving pieces of your day seamlessly connected, you require access to integrated, efficient technology. And that’s precisely what we provide. Explore how our advisor-driven technology – intuitive applications built with input from our advisors to effectively meet your needs – can elevate your practice.

    Providing an integrated and customizable platform that supports advisors and their business is our top priority. Explore how our technology is built from the mind of the advisor by navigating “Technology for you” and “Technology for your clients”.

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  • Alex. Brown understands the importance of managing and building your brand as an advisor. This goes beyond simply extending the brand of the firm you’ve chosen to partner with – this is building your brand with your clients. That’s why we have a full-service, in-house creative agency made up of nearly 150 marketing professionals who are dedicated to serving their clients – financial advisors like you.

    We actively encourage advisors to use our capabilities for custom branding, social media and website development to grow their businesses. Combining marketing experience with intimate financial services knowledge, we work closely with advisors to translate their vision into reality by developing materials that fit their style, reflect their standards and connect with their target audience.

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  • PCG Education & Practice Management focuses on providing you with the best available tools and resources to help manage your practice effectively and accelerate business growth – all while ensuring you have the flexibility and support to grow your business on your terms.

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  • We pride ourselves on a tight-knit culture that offers the personalized support you'll need to expand your practice as your goals evolve and, eventually, pass it on as you see fit. When you’re ready to grow, we’ll help you through each stage of acquiring another practice or book of business. And when you’re ready to retire, we’ll help you establish a business succession plan – building long-term value that will help you maximize the rewards of your years of hard work.

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  • Every new advisor should have a smooth transition. That’s why we have a knowledgeable team of professionals – one of the largest in the industry – whose main responsibility is helping advisors make successful moves through a personalized process.

    Our Transitions group will support you from the first day of your affiliation, from quickly and accurately processing account paperwork to setting up your staff with the appropriate technology to resume serving clients.

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  • The complexities of the financial world demand a keen understanding of issues unique to the management of significant wealth for high-net-worth clientele. At Alex. Brown, we take tremendous pride in that stewardship. Our client-focused approach puts your clients’ needs and objectives at the forefront of everything we do.

    Our robust capabilities enable us to create customized investment strategies that are designed to align with your clients’ specific requirements and aspirations in disciplines such as estate planning, charitable giving, lending solutions or risk management.



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