Meet Joe Doswell, Senior Fraud Analyst with Raymond James Financial. An institutional member of the FSDA
We are speaking today with Joe Doswell, please tell us a little bit about yourself.
I started with Raymond James in 2019 and have served roles on the Senior & At-Risk Clients team and currently on the Enterprise Fraud Risk Management team, investigating suspicious activity and fraud events. On each of these teams, the firm places an unwavering commitment to protecting clients and their assets and providing support to Financial Advisors and the business.
Prior to joining Raymond James, I retired honorably from an 18-year career in law enforcement with the Pinellas Park Police Department. I served in a variety of roles from patrol officer, Detective in Criminal Investigations, and agency Training Coordinator. Some of my most memorable highlights during those years was being commended by the FBI for involvement in the capture of a notorious Florida bank robber; designing a Youth Outreach Project aimed at fostering positive interaction with police officers and community youth; and being involved in a joint Federal Agency on Aging - Stetson College of Law working group back in 2005, of which the aim was to bring together elder fraud victims, the legal community and law enforcement for ideas on protecting seniors.
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, I am the proud father of two beautiful daughters (one of which I am proud to say just started college!). I earned a bachelor’s from St. Leo University and am currently working on a Juris Master’s degree in Financial Regulation & Compliance from FSU College of Law.
Tell us a little about your firm.
What I love most about working for Raymond James is the values-based culture and emphasis on putting clients and service first. After a career in public service, I wanted to find a firm where the vision and values were clearly defined; and Raymond James is a place where they are not just words, but collectively put into practice every day. RJ is also a firm that historically has weathered the test of volatile markets and economic uncertainties, maintaining strength and stability.
Why is it important for Raymond James, to be a member of the FSDA?
The risk of fraud and bad actors as a threat to securities and investment services industry is an ever-increasing problem that shows no sign of slowing down. The FSDA, through its education and advocacy and such committees for example as the Elder Fraud Working Group, serve as a vanguard to an industry that serves a large senior population in the State of Florida and towards the goal of protecting those investors. I am proud that of the fact that Raymond James partners with FSDA to support that mission.
Please tell us a little bit about that involvement and your firm’s “give something back” initiative.
From active Associate & Advisor Inclusion Networks, an impactful Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program, to numerous community engagement and investment initiatives; there is no shortage of opportunities to volunteer and give back. Literally all throughout the year, RJ associates are actively engaged in volunteerism and commitment to a wide variety of social, educational, and mentorship platforms.
Joe, thanks for taking time to speak with us today.