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March 30, 2015 11:54 PM ET

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Company Overview of Davenport & Company LLC

Company Overview

Davenport & Company LLC operates as a stock brokerage firm. The company focuses on offering a range of investment services, including comprehensive stock and bond brokerage, investment management, research, financial planning, insurance, public finance, and corporate finance services. Its services include asset and cash management, financial planning, fixed income, insurance services, mutual funds and annuities, research, retirement plans, and wealth care; and corporate finance, public finance, institutional investors, and research. The company has locations in Charlottesville, Danville, Farmville, Franklin, Fredericksburg, Lynchburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Roanoke, Virginia Beach, White Sto...

One James Center

901 East Cary Street

Richmond, VA 23219

United States

Founded in 1863



Key Executives for Davenport & Company LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 69
President, Chief Operating Officer, Director and Member of Investment Policy Committee
Age: 44
Chief Financial officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance officer and Director
Age: 59
Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Director
Vice President of Corporate Finance and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Davenport & Company LLC Key Developments

Fluvanna County Drops Controversial Lawsuit Against Davenport & Company LLC

The Fluvanna County Board of Supervisors accepted a demand to drop its long-running lawsuit against McGuireWoods client Davenport & Co. LLC over the financing of a new high school, and issued a public statement retracting assertions it made about Davenport's services. As part of the agreement, Fluvanna County issued a public statement Oct. 2 acknowledging that Davenport provided reasonable advice on the high school financing, that the county suffered no subsequent financial harm, and that statements made in the lawsuit about Davenport were inaccurate. Fluvanna County board filed a lawsuit against Davenport, its financial advisor, in 2011, alleging that the firm gave misleading advice on bond financing for construction of a new high school in 2008. A Davenport advisor recommended a standalone financing option to issue $67.5 million in bonds through the Virginia Public School Authority. Reid noted in a letter to the county that Davenport's advice proved to be reasonable because the county was able to refinance the high school debt in 2012 to save more than $10 million in interest costs. The Fluvanna board's lawsuit also contained a baseless allegation that a Davenport advisor had lied to the board during its deliberations. The current board in its Oct. 2 statement expressed regret for mistaken statements in the lawsuit pleadings.

Davenport Presents at Aluminum Summit, Jun-20-2013 11:45 AM

Davenport Presents at Aluminum Summit, Jun-20-2013 11:45 AM. Venue: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, New York, United States. Speakers: Lloyd O'Carroll, Analyst.

Virginia Supreme Court Reinstates County's Suit Against Davenport & Co. LLC

The Virginia Supreme Court has reinstated Fluvanna County, Va.'s lawsuit against Davenport & Co. LLC, which seeks damages for state and federal security law violations the county claims the firm committed while serving as its financial advisor. The seven-member court ruled unanimously on April 18 that the Circuit Court of Fluvanna County was wrong to side with Davenport, which argued the Commonwealth's constitutional separation of powers prevented the circuit court from ruling based on the motives of a legislative body like the county's board of supervisors. The board had argued in a suit filed in September 2011 that it relied on Davenport's services when issuing bonds and making other financial decisions, and that the FA breached its fiduciary duty and committed fraud. The board alleged that Davenport, which had served as the county's FA for 15 years, made knowingly false statements to convince the board to issue $67.5 million of stand-alone bonds for a new high school rather than participate in a pool bond issue. The county's board claims Davenport recommended the standalone deal because, as FA, it would receive more compensation than for the pool deal, where it was one of four underwriters. The board claims Davenport began pushing for a refunding even before the issuance, a transaction from which it would also make money. The board also announced Davenport gave a presentation that downplayed the interest rate of a potential stand-alone deal while inflating the interest rate the pool deal would likely net, and also claimed that pool bonds could not be refunded. The board's suit seeks a jury trial and $18.5 million in compensatory damages, $350,000 in punitive damages, disgorgement of all fees it paid Davenport, interest, and recovery of attorneys' fees and other costs. Davenport denies it ever misled the board and claims it did not breach any duty owed to the county. The circuit court granted Davenport's demurrer and refused to allow the board to amend its complaints so the suit could be re-filed, but the ruling by the state's high court will send the case back to the circuit court for another trial. The opinion, penned by Justice Leroy F. Millette Jr., states that the separation of powers doctrine should not apply because the board knowingly gave up its legislative immunity from civil liability. That immunity was designed to give lawmakers the freedom to act without fear of having to defend their motives in a legal proceeding. Millette announced the board did as required to waive their protection and allow a court to examine its legislative reasoning and how Davenport may have influenced it. Justice Elizabeth McClanahan agreed with the court's decision, but said in a separate opinion that separation of powers is a factor in the case. She reasoned that the suit does not ask the court to do anything normally reserved for the legislative branch.

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