As president of Asset Management Services, Jeff Dowdle is responsible for directing the firm’s managed accounts and fee-based platforms. These solutions include Raymond James Consulting Services, Freedom, Freedom UMA, Managed Completion Portfolios, Passport, Ambassador, Opportunity, and the Managed Investment Program.
In 1987, Mr. Dowdle entered the financial services industry as a financial analyst for Simmons & Company International in Houston, Texas. He began his association with Raymond James in 1991 working for Tom James as assistant to the chairman. Mr. Dowdle joined the Asset Management Services division in 1993, and assumed management responsibility in 1999. From 1999 – 2001, he served as a member of the Raymond James & Associates Executive Council, and served as a director of the Awad Asset Management subsidiary from 2001 to 2006.
Mr. Dowdle graduated summa cum laude in 1987 from Rice University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematical sciences, and was also inducted as a Phi Beta Kappa member that year. In 1990, he earned his MBA with distinction in finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Securities Industry Institute at the Wharton School of Business in 1999, and earned his Certified Investment Management AnalystSM designation in 2004.
Mr. Dowdle resides in Tampa with his wife, Jeanne, and their children, Elizabeth, Matthew, James, Emma and George.