200 years in the making

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  • INDIVIDUAL investors

    When choosing a steward for your wealth and your legacy, experience and principles are paramount. With Alex. Brown, you’ll benefit from a tradition of integrity that demands we put clients first in all that we do.

  • INSTITUTIONAL investors

    Your duties as a decision-maker are complex, and we provide the diligent and objective guidance to help you uphold them. Our holistic approach to institutional consulting assesses all facets of your organization’s goals, needs and financial health to develop customized, efficient strategies.

  • CLIENT advisors

    With a suite of high-caliber, boutique services designed not simply to enhance your capabilities but also to increase the efficiency and agility of your practice, Alex. Brown puts the resources to craft solutions to even the most complex client need at your disposal.

HERITAGE& ingenuity

A wealth of insight and expertise

Building on a financial tradition that began in 1800, Alex. Brown excels at the art of creating opportunity for exceptionally successful clients. We combine industry expertise and strategic insight to craft bespoke answers to sophisticated questions.

HISTORYof Alex. Brown

A heritage of trust and expertise

Founded in 1800

Alex. Brown & Sons founded, becoming the first investment banking firm


Financed the continent's first railroad, the Baltimore & Ohio, which opened markets to the West


Issued letters of credit, one of the firm's earliest innovations, to help rebuild businesses in the South after the Civil War


Purchased seat on the New York Stock Exchange


Pioneered industry-focused healthcare conference


Helped launch IPOs for Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems over a 10-day period


Brought AOL and Starbucks public in the same year


Merger with Bankers Trust Company added premier private wealth management capabilities and enabled global competition for corporate clients


Deutsche Bank acquired Bankers Trust, creating a global platform with expanded investment banking and a wider product variety


Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown celebrated its 200-year anniversary


Deutsche Bank shares listed on New York Stock Exchange


Deutsche Bank acquired Zurich Scudder Investments and RREEF, becoming one of the world’s largest managers of assets and real estate


Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is formed


Raymond James acquires the U.S. private client services unit of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, operating under Alex. Brown brand

ALEX. BROWN& Raymond James

A powerful partnership

From its inception, the partnership between Alex. Brown and Raymond James has been about offering advisors and their 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 powerfully personalized solutions to even the most complex financial needs.


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NEWS& press releases

8/22/18 – Alex. Brown Appoints New Regional Executive for Atlanta Office

8/15/18 – Alex. Brown Opens New Calabasas Office

7/25/18 – Forbes: 2018 Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors

7/25/18 – Alex. Brown Opens New Annapolis Office

6/21/18 – Alex. Brown Hires Advisors in Los Angeles, Expands Institutional Consulting Team

6/14/18 – Amy Rizzo Promoted to Regional Executive Role at Miami Alex. Brown Branch

4/21/18 – Barron’s: 2018 Top 100 Financial Advisors

4/19/18 – Alex. Brown Continues Growth in Northeast, Recruits Client Advisor in Boston

3/22/18 – Financial Times: FT 400 Top Financial Advisors

3/10/18 – Barron’s: 2018 Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

2/20/18 – Forbes: Best-In-State Wealth Advisors*

2/1/18 – Alex. Brown Continues Growth in the West, Recruits $200 Million Advisor from UBS in Los Angeles

1/9/18 – Alex. Brown Recruits Advisor Team Managing $180 Million in Assets from RBC in Los Angeles

12/12/17 – On Wall Street: $327M advisor joins Raymond James' Alex. Brown

11/20/17 – Baltimore Sun: Alex. Brown to reopen Annapolis office

10/10/17 – Working Mother: Top Wealth Adviser Moms**

09/27/17 – Forbes: America’s Top Wealth Advisors

09/27/17 – Financial Times: FT 401 Top Retirement Advisers

08/10/17 – Alex. Brown Appoints New Regional Executive for Los Angeles Office

08/02/17 – OnWallStreet: $500M team joins Alex. Brown, a Division of Raymond James

07/25/17 – Forbes: Top Millennial Advisors

05/02/17 – Business Journal: Alex. Brown Opening New Annapolis Office

04/19/17 – Barron’s: 2017 Top 100 Financial Advisors

03/30/17 – Financial Times: FT 400 Top Financial Advisors

03/06/17 – Barron’s: 2017 Top 1000 Financial Advisors

02/06/17 – On Wall Street: Raymond James next growth engine? Alex. Brown.

12/27/16 – Think Advisor: Alex. Brown is Back

09/08/16 – FA Magazine: Raymond James Completes Purchase of Deutsche Bank Private Client Unit

09/06/16 – Raymond James Financial Completes Acquisition of Deutsche Bank Wealth Management's US Private Client Services Unit, "Alex. Brown"

09/06/16 – Investment News: Raymond James gains alternative investments with Alex. Brown deal

09/06/16 – On Wall Street: Why Raymond James kept over 90% of Deutsche advisers

09/06/16 – Wealth Management.com: With Acquisition Closed, Alex. Brown Turns to Recruiting

04/25/16 – Raymond James taps former Deutsche Bank Americas CEO Seth Waugh for future Alex. Brown leadership role

04/21/16 – Acquisition announcement

03/23/16 – On Wall Street: Raymond James' Alex. Brown adds retired exec, stays close to Deutsche roots

03/23/16 – Think Advisor: Raymond James CEO: Over 90% of Alex. Brown reps retained

12/03/15 – The Wall Street Journal: Raymond James to buy Deutsche Bank’s U.S. Private Client Services unit

12/03/15 – Raymond James to acquire the U.S. Private Client Services Unit of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, to be operated under Alex. Brown brand

*The Forbes ranking of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors, developed by SHOOK Research is based on an algorithm of qualitative criteria and quantitative data. Those advisors that are considered have a minimum of 7 years of experience, and the algorithm weighs factors like revenue trends, AUM, compliance records, industry experience and those that encompass best practices in their practices and approach to working with clients. Portfolio performance is not a criteria due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Out of 21,138 advisors nominated by their firms, 2,213 received the award. This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Raymond James is not affiliated with Forbes or Shook Research, LLC.

**Data provided by SHOOK Research, LLC as of July 2017. The Working Mother and SHOOK research ranking is based on an algorithm of qualitative and quantitative data. SHOOK Research considered wealth advisers who are mothers with at least one child living at home and under the age of 18 with a minimum 5 years of industry experience. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisers rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of SHOOK Research LLC. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisers or their firms in exchange for placement on a ranking. Raymond James is not affiliated with Working Mother or Shook Research, LLC.  This ranking is not indicative of advisor’s future performance, is not an endorsement, and may not be representative of individual clients’ experience. Neither Raymond James nor any of its Financial Advisors or RIA firms pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. For more information see www.SHOOKresearch.com.

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