Raymond James Welcomes Technology Industry Veteran to New Role Supporting RIA & Custody Services Division
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., May 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Demonstrating the firm’s commitment to supporting financial advisors through technology innovation and its continued investment in the platform, Raymond James recently welcomed technology industry veteran Raj Bhaskar, according to Stuart Feld, senior vice president of Technology. Reporting to Feld, Bhaskar serves as Vice President of Technology Strategy for the firm’s growing RIA & Custody Services (RCS) division, and will be dedicated to building upon the firm’s technology suite for its registered investment adviser community.
“Understanding the complexities of running a registered investment adviser business, we remain committed to developing technology that is specifically tailored to them and made for the future so they can anticipate and nimbly respond to the evolving needs of their clients,” said Greg Bruce, head of RCS at Raymond James. “Raj brings a wealth of experience and a deep knowledge of the technology needs specific to the registered investment adviser world. We look forward to his leadership as we continue to enhance our technology ecosystem, robust resources and high-touch support for our growing registered investment adviser population.”
Bhaskar joins Raymond James from E*TRADE, where he served as head of strategy for the product suite offered to independent financial advisors and the wealth management community. Over the years, he has contributed to acclerate the pace of integration of Fintech platforms serving registered investment advisers. Prior to joining E*TRADE, he led application development teams at TD Ameritrade, where he was instrumental in launching their first custodial platform for registered investment advisers to embrace open architecture. Bhaskar graduated from the Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering and earned his executive MBA from Rider University.
“I am looking forward to building on the firm’s innovative technology and paving the way for a more connected, integrated experience for our registered investment adviser partners,” said Bhaskar. “I’ve admired Raymond James’ continued investment in developing industry-leading technology to help advisors not only manage, but grow their practices, and I’m excited to be working with the RCS team to build on its customized offering for registered investment advisers.”
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