Raymond James has launched the Pride Financial Advisors Network to support advisors, clients and other business partners identifying or working with members of the LGBTQ+ community.
The official debut comes about a year after the firm started introducing plans for the network at its advisor conferences.
“Our firm is about people. All people,” Scott Curtis, president of Raymond James’ Private Client Group, said in a statement. “Cultivating an inclusive environment where everyone’s perspectives and contributions are welcomed and valued is an extension of Raymond James’ culture.”
The Pride network, along with networks for black advisors, for female advisors and for associates, is “integral in our mission to further diversity and inclusion within Raymond James and our profession,” Curtis added.
The LGBTQ+ network’s formation has been led by advisors Tom Hake and Marta Shen, as well as members of the associated advisory council.