Steward Partners Starts Year With Arrival of $200 Million Team; Mid-Atlantic Footprint Continues Rapid Expansion

RAYMOND JAMES ALIGNED FIRM HIRES THE MINER GROUP & CONSTANCE MINER, A TOP FEMALE ADVISOR WITH $1.5 MILLION IN ANNUAL REVENUE

Jan 20, 2016, 06:00 ET from Steward Partners Global Advisory LLC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Steward Partners Global Advisory LLC (Steward), an employee-owned, full service independent partnership, aligned with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC) announced today that The Miner Group, consisting of Constance Miner, CFP® and Ross Hamilton, CFP®, have joined Steward Partners as Managing Director, Founding Partner, and Vice President, Founding Partner respectively. The Miner Group, formerly of UBS, join Steward's fast growing Bethesda branch, expanding the firm's presence in the Greater DC market. The team manages over $200 million in client assets, and produced $1.5 million in annual revenue.

"We are thrilled to add Connie and Ross to our team," says Steward's CEO, Jim Gold, "They will be great partners whose experience and stellar reputations will materially add to our partnership."

"It wasn't like we woke up one day and said let's change firms," Miner said, "We looked at all of our options and weighed each one carefully, considering which would be best for our clients. In the end, independence had so many advantages over traditional firms that it became the obvious route.  What wasn't so obvious was which independent firm to choose."

"We felt that culture was the driver at Steward.  We also liked the idea of partnership and equity ownership," said Hamilton, "Ultimately, we believe that our clients will be happier at Steward."

"We also took comfort in the relationship Steward has with Raymond James," Miner added, "The platform is very sophisticated and offers all the products and services that individual investors require."

Mike Maurer, CEO of parent company, Steward Partners Holdings said, "Connie is one of the area's most respected advisors, period. We feel she will also be a leader at the firm, and a mentor for other female advisors looking to make a change."

"We feel that independence generally, and Steward Partners specifically, is the best place for female advisors," expands Jeff Gonyo, Steward's Divisional President. "With independence comes freedom from old ways of thinking about the business. We are a family oriented firm, with a great inclusive culture and a desire to expand the role of female advisors in our business," adds Gonyo.

About Steward Partners Global Advisory

Headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional offices in Andover, MA, Portsmouth, NH, Bethesda, MD and New York City, Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC is an employee-owned, full service independent partnership catering to family, institutional and multi-generational wealth.

For more information, visit us at www.stewardpartners.com.

About Raymond James Financial Services

Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. is a financial services firm supporting more than 3,200 independent financial advisors nationwide. Since 1974, Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, has provided a wide range of investment and wealth planning related services through its affiliate, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC. Both broker/dealers are wholly owned subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF) a leading diversified financial services company with approximately 6,600 financial advisors serving in excess of 2.7 million client accounts in more than 2,700 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Total client assets are approximately $480 billion.

Steward Partners Holdings and Steward Partners Global Advisory, LLC maintains a separate professional business relationship with, and our professionals offer securities through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. 1776 I Street, NW, Suite 700, Washington D.C. 20006 - Toll Free: (844) 801-8268.

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SOURCE Steward Partners Global Advisory LLC



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