Fred is the Founder and Managing Partner of Lane Generational of Raymond James. Lane Generational designs and manages customized investment portfolios for the specific requirements of individuals, families, trusts, foundations and institutions. Fred was formerly Vice Chairman, Investment Banking, Raymond James & Associates. Previously, Mr. Lane was Chairman, CEO and Founder of Lane, Berry & Co. International until Lane Berry’s acquisition by Raymond James in May, 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Lane was a Managing Director and Principal of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, as well as of Credit Suisse First Boston upon CSFB’s acquisition of DLJ in 2000.
At DLJ, Mr. Lane was Co-Head of DLJ’s Mergers and Acquisitions Department and served on the Firm’s Equity Underwriting, Banking Review and Fairness and Valuation Committees. Joining DLJ in 1976, Mr. Lane was instrumental in the growth of DLJ’s investment banking business as reflected in his induction into DLJ’s Hall of Fame. His clients have included Staples; Blyth; Tractor Supply; Berlitz International; Advanced Micro Devices; Vitro Glass (Mexico) and numerous others.