Raymond James Financial Services (RJF), the firm’s independent channel, is hosting the group’s annual conference this week in Las Vegas at the Aria Resort.
Attendance is at record levels, the company says, with some 3,070 registered individuals, including sponsors and staff. Close to 1,900 of the roughly 3,380 independent advisors affiliated with Raymond James are attending the educational event, along with more than 70 prospective reps.
(On Friday, the unit said it recruited a former Wells Fargo FiNet team with about $1.3 million in yearly fees and commissions and about $175 million in client assets in Marathon, Florida.)
“Our national conference provides a once-a-year, five-day opportunity to meet and network, learn from industry thought leaders …, share ideas and best practices, fulfill CE requirements and have some fun,” said Scott Curtis, president of the group, in a program for the event.
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“This year’s conference theme is Elevate. In each educational session, the focus is on helping you elevate your business success, your client and business relationships and your personal health,” Curtis explained.
The event’s keynote speaker is business consultant John Spence, who addresses the group on Wednesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, Jeff Saut, Raymond James chief investment strategist, will give an outlook on the global markets.