Be you. Be welcomed. Belong.

At Raymond James, we don’t just value inclusion – we celebrate it. That’s why we’re proud to have a powerful network championing those who identify as LGBT+. Our Pride Financial Advisors Network welcomes professionals with a demonstrated commitment to fiercely and honestly serving the LGBT+ community. And whether you’re a like-minded advisor, advocate or ally, our network invites you to thrive as your most authentic self, both personally and professionally. Our mission is to pave the way for meaningful change, so we can all move forward – together.

History

The idea for the Pride Financial Advisors Network was first sparked in 2015, when an experienced advisor, Tom Hake, joined Raymond James and began seeking ways to align with other LGBT+ advisors to help meet the financial planning needs of the LGBT+ community. He spent nearly two years developing and sharing his ideas with other professionals in addition to running his practice. In early 2019, Tom met with the firm’s executive leadership team and solidified plans for a kickoff. The result was the Pride Financial Advisors Network – an initiative that promotes equality, encourages advisors to be their authentic selves and fosters a more inclusive firm for all. The network will make its official debut in June 2020 with the celebration of St. Pete Pride 2020 and its inaugural Business of Pride Symposium.

Vision & Goals

The Pride Financial Advisors Network champions advisors, clients, prospects and allies who identify within or serve the LGBT+ community. Together, we work to understand the history of the LGBT+ community, recognize the challenges and celebrate the wins. We consider it our responsibility to help forge the future of finance through equal opportunity, fair representation and dedicated community involvement.

Pride Financial Advisors Network Council

In addition to contributing their time and expertise to help LGBT+ advisors and their clients achieve their goals through mentorship, the members of the Pride Financial Advisors Network Council are among the most accomplished members of the firm.

Learn about the council and its responsibilities
Inaugural Symposium

The inaugural Business of Pride Symposium will be held June 27-29, 2020, at The Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Pride Symposium

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We invite like-minded advisors, advocates and allies to thrive as your most authentic selves. Let’s move forward together.