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Don is a Senior Vice President at Raymond James and serves as Head of Institutional Fiduciary Solutions (IFS) at the firm.  His leadership drives strategy, product solutions, sales and service for the Firm’s advisors in the retirement plan, endowment & foundation and institutional business lines.  Don’s experience and industry insights make him an invaluable member of the Secure Retirement Institute Board of Directors, the NAPA Leadership Council and the SPARK Advisory Board. Don earned a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont and his M.B.A. from The College of William & Mary.

In 2021, Don was an integral part of the team responsible for the launch of SHRM 401(k) Solutions by Raymond James (  Both SHRM and Raymond share a mission that all employers, no matter the size, should have the ability to offer their employees access to a quality retirement plan.

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Articles by Don MacQuattie

I am outnumbered in my house by independent and strong women (my two red-headed daughters, my oddly always-right wife, and our mini golden doodle Clover). I’ve also been fortunate enough to have been mentored by a barrier-breaking female in my early career 25-plus years ago. Looking back, this has truly been my life’s greatest professional blessing and the source of a lesson that has served me well throughout my career. Never be afraid to shut up and listen. And this post is one of those times.

April 6, 2023

As we wish our colleagues, family and friends happy new year, many investors are saying good riddance to 2022.   Stocks and bonds were BOTH down double digits.   Thanks to an inflationary environment and Fed rate hikes, markets have given back the growth we have enjoyed over the last few years. 

January 18, 2023

October 25, 2022

My 30+ year professional career has been dedicated to helping employees get to and through retirement.  The long-time formula hasn’t changed very much:  save with discipline, invest, repeat.  Then, spend time on the beach.  However, at a time when we’re competing to retain and recruit key talent, I’m wondering if the traditional view of retirement plans has changed.  Is it outdated?

June 21, 2022

In the year 2022, the word “mandate” elicits strong emotions on both sides of the aisle.  So why do retirement plan mandates appear to have bi-partisan support?!

Perhaps, because at its core, this initiative is less about mandating what business should or should not do, and more about offering all Americans an equal opportunity to secure a dignified retirement.

March 16, 2022