Abu FarukhAbu Farukh

Managing Director
Senior Vice President, Investments
Financial Advisor
Wealth Management Specialist
Phone: 415-538-5719

With 38 years of experience in wealth management, Abu has a passion for helping others by sharing the wisdom and insight he has gained during his long career as a financial services professional. To him, being a financial advisor is first and foremost about making wealth last, which is why he dedicates himself to helping clients avoid unnecessary risk and plan for the long term.

Abu began his wealth management career as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in 1979 and went on to serve as vice president, first vice president and senior vice president. In 2001, Abu was recognized as a member of Morgan Stanley’s Chairman’s Club*, reserved for the firm’s leading and most accomplished financial advisors.

In 2005, he continued his career at Smith Barney, and joined Raymond James in 2012, attracted by the extensive resources and culture of independence the firm offers. In 2016, Abu was recognized as a member of the Raymond James Chairman's Council**. The Chairman's Council status at Raymond James recognizes advisors with creativity and excellence in providing a wide range of investment products and wealth management services to clients. There were 222 advisors who qualified for the 2016 Chairman's Council out of 2,613 advisors at Raymond James Private Client Group.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance and international business from University of San Francisco and completed the senior financial advisors coursework and certification at the Wharton School of Business. Active in the community, Abu has been a member of the Commonwealth Club of California and World Affairs Council since 1987.

Abu has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 40 years. Originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, he moved to San Francisco in 1970 to attend college. Abu loves sports and enjoys going to basketball, baseball and football games. In addition, he enjoys traveling, going to jazz concerts and art museums.

* Top 150 financial advisors at the firm for three consecutive years, based on assets under management and fiscal year production.

** Membership is based mainly on assets under management, education, credentials and fiscal year production. Requalification is required annually. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not an endorsement, and is not indicative of advisor’s future performance. No fee is paid in exchange for this award/rating.