Raymond James & Associates is one of the leading, full-service investment firms in the United States. Established in 1962, it is a Florida-based company that offers financial planning services. The company also provides open-end mutual fund research solutions. Raymond James & Associates offers securities distribution services. The company provides clearing solutions. It maintains more than 2,000 locations throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Raymond James & Associates is a member of the Securities Industry Association, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, National Futures Association, and Securities Investor Protection Corporation. It manages a staff of over 4,500 employees. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Raymond James Financial.