200 years in the making

  • 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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