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February 12, 2014updated 04 Apr 2017 2:30pm

Raymond James selects HiddenLevers for new portfolio stress testing offering for advisors

Raymond James Financial has partnered with HiddenLevers, the portfolio stress testing toolkit, to provide macro research, scenario modeling and predictive risk analytics.

By Verdict Staff

Raymond James Financial has partnered with HiddenLevers, the portfolio stress testing toolkit, to provide macro research, scenario modeling and predictive risk analytics.

Now, any of Raymond James’ 5,400 US-based advisors can subscribe to HiddenLevers to proactively discuss potential economic and market scenarios with clients, and gauge the impact on individual investment portfolios.

Scott Curtis, president, Raymond James Financial Services, said: "The Hidden Levers application helps facilitate more meaningful discussions of potential portfolio risks and scenario implications between advisors and their clients."

As volatility comes back into equity markets, Raymond James advisors can take advantage of HiddenLevers economic scenarios like Bad News BRICS, and Tech Bubble 2.0, and End of QE. The toolkit gives them the ability to visualize downside risks, discover hedging strategies, and provide an interactive client facing experience, all from the same platform.

Raj Udeshi, co-founder of HiddenLevers, said: "There’s no better firm I can think of than Raymond James to be our first big commitment in the independent broker-dealer space. We are impressed that such a sought-after organization was quick to recognize the value proposition of portfolio stress testing."

Details of Deal

HiddenLevers scenario modeling has been integrated into the Raymond James Goal Planning & Monitoring platform. Users will have single sign-on access to stress test portfolios directly from their financial planning screens.

Ultimately, Raymond James advisors who subscribe will be able to access their account positions within the cloud-based portfolio stress testing toolkit. Also, all Raymond James advisors will have access to the War Room, HiddenLevers’ recurring macro-coaching webinar.

Patrick O’Connor, senior vice president, Raymond James Wealth, Retirement & Portfolio Solutions, said: "Our advisors who choose to subscribe to HiddenLevers will have a unique capability to demonstrate how potential economic and market scenarios may affect not only their portfolio values, but also the achievement of their personal goals. With the integration of Goal Planning & Monitoring and HiddenLevers, we continue to demonstrate our commitment to industry leading technology to support our advisors."

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