By Cynthia Fernandez, FinancialPlanning – Sanctuary wealth signed a four-person ex-Merrill Lynch Wealth Management team that managed $1.22 billion in assets, according to the firm. Advisor Bradley Bruce, of the former Bruce Wealth Management Group at Merrill, founded mFORCE Capital in Fort Worth, Texas.
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By Ross Snel, Barron’s – An advisor team that managed $1.2 billion at Merrill Lynch has left the thundering herd to establish an independent wealth management firm in partnership with Sanctuary Wealth. Led by Bradley Bruce, a veteran of nearly 33 years at Merrill, the four-person team has launched mForce Capital in Fort Worth, Texas. At Merrill, the group was known as Bruce Wealth Management Group.
By Deborah Aronson – Advisors choose to move from one wirehouse to another for a number of reasons, not the least of which is their turnkey nature and brand cachet. In the last few years, though, a new motivator has emerged: the desire to make an interim move before making the leap to independence.
By Deborah Aronson, WealthManagement.com – Wirehouse retire-in-place or sunset programs offer senior financial advisors access to their firms’ built-in succession plans and a pathway to unlocking liquidity, while next gen advisors stand to grow their asset base. But rather than just sign on the dotted line, next gen inheritors (and their senior partners) are hitting the pause button and striving to be more educated consumers.
By Ian Wenik, Citywire – LPL has added its fifth team to its wirehouse breakaway channel. The independent broker-dealer said Thursday that ex-RBC Wealth Management advisors George Chardukian, Adam Goldstein and Maria Peralta, have exited the brokerage firm to set up Adara Wealth Management in Tucson, Ariz.
By Deborah Aronson, WealthManagement.com – Long before the pandemic hit, the independent space was gaining traction among advisors craving greater control over their business lives along with a better way to serve clients. Yet, there’s a population of advisors who watched from the sidelines as their respected colleagues made the leap. That is, advisors who had growing frustrations with their firms’ and yearned for the freedom and flexibility of independence, but were besieged by concerns about leaving the comfort, familiarity and infrastructure of the brokerage model.
By Joyce Blay, FA Magazine – Wealth advisor Ahmie E. Baum has partnered with Dynasty Financial Partners to launch new independent RIA Interchange Capital Partners in Pittsburgh, the companies announced earlier this week.
Diamond Consultants Mentioned – By Vicky Ge Huang, AdvisorHub – UBS Wealth Management, Wells Fargo Advisors and Merrill Lynch lost veteran brokerage teams cumulatively managing over $1 billion in client assets in the past few days to non-wirehouse rivals.
By Ian Wenik, Citywire – Dynasty Financial Partners has launched its second RIA in a three-day span. The middle and back-office service provider said Thursday that it has partnered with new Pittsburgh-based Interchange Capital Partners, a seven-person ex-UBS team.
AdvisorHub Staff – Rockefeller Capital has added two more wirehouse notches to its widening belt, recruiting a $1.5 billion-asset team from Morgan Stanley Private Wealth in New York and a Philadelphia-area team from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management servicing about $500 million of client assets, according to sources.
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