About us

Raymond James Investment Services Limited

Raymond James Investment Services Limited (Raymond James) is a rapidly growing wealth management business, supporting 105 independent practices that represent a mix of private client investment managers, stockbrokers and investment focused financial planners located throughout the UK. We commenced operation in 2001 and now have over 34,000 client accounts representing total client assets of £9.7 billion (US$12.78 billion).*

We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (RJF), a diversified financial services company headquartered in Florida, USA. RJF is a public company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (RJF) with over 7,700 wealth managers located in more than 3,000 offices throughout the US, Canada and the UK. These wealth managers service more than 3 million client accounts representing total assets of approximately $754 billion*.

On 31 June 2018 RJF announced 122 consecutive quarters of profitability. This milestone is a reflection of our parent company’s long-term vision and conservative business approach, as well as a testament to RJF’s strength and stability.

RJF’s diversified business model and commitment to client service has allowed the firm to reach this achievement – over and over again – despite sometimes tumultuous markets.

*Raymond James Investment Services and RJF stats as of 30 June 2018

Key Individuals

Mark Parello

Chartered Wealth Manager & Branch Principal

Mark is co-founder and Branch Principal of the Raymond James branch based in King Street. Having spent 17 years in the financial services industry He has gained experience working in private banking, financial planning as well as helping build an office for a traditional investment manager. He always places his clients at the centre of what he does, and provides far more than investment management only.

Mark will help, in any way he can, with clients personal and business ambitions. Due to the nature of his clients Mark also works very closely with private equity and corporate finance houses and has been involved in a number of fundraisings.

He is passionate about giving back, and is trustee of two Manchester based charities, Henshaws Society for Blind People and Manchester Art Gallery.

Matthew Singleton

Head of Investment

Matthew is co-founder and Head of Investment of the Raymond James branch based in King Street. He has over 10 years investment research and management experience gained at two well-known investment houses.

His experience has been gained through all manner of market conditions. In order to provide consistent investment returns, it is paramount that investment decisions be timely, well researched and transparent.

Clive Garston

Clive is a corporate lawyer and consultant with DAC Beachcroft. He advises on a wide range of corporate finance transactions including IPOs and secondary offerings. He advises on public and private M&A deals across a range of sectors. Clive has acted for a number of fully-listed and AIM-quoted UK and international companies as well as various investment banks and other corporate finance intermediaries.

In addition, Clive has been on the boards of a number of public and private companies and has been the deputy chairman of a fully-listed company and chairman of a number of AIM companies.

Clive is also fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and deputy chairman of its corporate finance forum.

Our Approach

We provide a truly integrated financial planning and discretionary investment management service, which is unique to the industry.

We act for business owners, high earning professionals, businesses, trustees, trusts and pension funds.

We take time to get to know our clients own unique set of circumstances and work with them to build bespoke personal financial plans based on their individual goals and ambitions. This plan is then backed up by efficient, timely and truly discretionary investment management.

This integrated approach enables us to eradicate unnecessary layers of fees, which we put back in your pocket, the result of which is the potential for greater returns over time.

In summary – we offer an efficient and integrated service that supports the potential for greater returns at a lower cost to the client.

Our Awards

Winning an award is a tremendous achievement but more importantly recognises our business ethic and commitment to delivering a first class service to our clients. We will continue to deliver enhancements to our proposition to benefit the investors we serve.
UK Awards

We have won or been highly commended as the Best Investment Management Platform at the Aberdeen Platform Awards.

US Raymond James Accolades 2016
  • Financial Times "FT 400" List of Top Advisors - 24 Raymond James-affiliated advisors were recognized by Financial Times as top financial advisors in the country. The formula the FT used to grade advisors is based on six broad factors: assets under management, AUM growth rate, years of experience, compliance record, industry certifications and online accessibility.

  • FORTUNE World’s Most Admired Companies list - Raymond James ranked no. 5 of 12 in the Securities/Asset Management category. This list is compiled annually by Korn Ferry Hay Group and is based on a survey which asks select executives, directors and industry analysts to rank firms on nine criteria (e.g., investment value, social responsibility).

US Raymond James Accolades 2015
  • We have won or been highly commended as the Best Investment Management Platform at the Aberdeen Platform Awards. The judges for the 2014 awards noted

US Raymond James Accolades 2014
  • In June 2014, 3 Raymond James advisers were named to Barron's "Top 100 Women Advisers" list

  • In March 2014, Raymond James received the Bank Insurance and Securities Association (BISA) Technology Innovation Award for the firm’s Client Centre.

  • In February 2014, Fortune magazine once again ranked Raymond James Financial among the most admired securities companies in the world. The survey involved 698 companies from 32 countries. Judging was based on attributes such as quality of management, products, services and social responsibility.

  • In February 2014, 33 Raymond James affiliated advisers were recognised by Barron’s as the top advisers in the US.