Bill Van Law is an experienced financial professional with a track record of success. Bill recently retired as President of the Raymond James Investment Advisors division. (RJ-IAD). Prior to assuming this role, Bill spent five years as National Director of Business Development for Raymond James Financial Services (RJFS). He was also a member of the Board of Directors for RJFS. Before that, Bill spent four years with Raymond James & Associates (RJA) where he was Director of the Mid States Division and a member of the Executive Council for RJA. Bill also served as Executive Director of the Raymond James Advisor Select division (RJAS) from its inception until January 2006. Bill also spent eighteen years at Merrill Lynch, serving in a variety of roles during his tenure. He began his career as a financial advisor (FA) in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Bill was an FA for over 12 years. He was a million-dollar producer his final two years as an advisor.
Consolidation in Wealth Management
Advisors will retire in greater numbers in the postpandemic period, predicts Bill Van Law, founder and CEO of the WVL Group in St. Petersburg, Fla. “Many advisors have put off retirement and elected to ‘ride the wave’ of the rising revenues and profits of the bull market,” he says. With the abrupt end of the bull market and increased uncertainty in all financial sectors, Van Law expects to see a significant increase in the number of advisors leaving the industry.27 May 2020