Super Bowl Trivia: Who is Raymond James?

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The derivation of the name on this year's Super Bowl stadium is unveiled by the company that put it there.

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As thousands of Super Bowl fans pour into Tampa's Raymond James Stadium, the eponymous financial services firm answers the question, just who is Raymond James?

No, Raymond James isn't a football player or coach, not a former mayor of Tampa, nor a men's clothing line, and not even the founder of the firm that carries the name. It comes from a merging of companies run by Robert A. James and Edward Raymond in the 1960s.

Today, Raymond James, which has been led since 1970 by Robert's son, CEO Tom James, has grown into one of the nation's largest independent financial services firms, with 2,200 locations worldwide. The firm is widely recognized for both its conservative management and developing customized solutions for clients, from individuals and small business owners to municipalities and major corporations. In 2008, Raymond James was ranked #1 in investor satisfaction and #1 in employee advisor satisfaction by J.D. Power and Associates. To learn more visit

Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) is a Florida-based diversified holding company providing financial services to individuals, corporations and municipalities through its subsidiary companies. Its three principal wholly owned broker/dealers (Raymond James & Associates, Raymond James Financial Services and Raymond James Ltd.) and Raymond James Investment Services Limited, a majority-owned independent contractor subsidiary in the United Kingdom, have a total of more than 5,000 financial advisors serving approximately 1.9 million accounts in approximately 2,200 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. In addition, total client assets are approximately $170 billion, of which approximately $28 billion are managed by the firm's asset management subsidiaries.

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