By Jake Martin, AdvisorHub – As two Merrill Lynch veterans left to launch their own registered investment advisory firm, the wirehouse hired a pair of JPMorgan Chase Private Client advisors into its Accelerated Growth Program, underscoring the brokerage’s continued focus on cultivating early-career and novice brokers.
Moves in the News
While not all moves we have helped facilitate are mentioned in the media, here are some moves by financial advisors that did receive recognition. Or browse an at-a-glance sample of representative deals…
By Asia Martin, WealthManagement.com – Two former advisors who managed a combined $441 million at Bank of America Merrill Lynch launched a new registered investment advisory firm in Pittsford, N.Y. The advisors, Chad Goodchild and Jacob Schlicht, set up Kickstand Wealth Advisors with TruClarity Wealth Advisors’ RIA Platform. Joining Goodchild and Schlicht are Devyn Squires, wealth planner, and Christine Fusare, director of client services.
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.
Barbara Herman Quoted – By Asia Martin, WealthManagement.com – Commonwealth Financial Network, an independent broker/dealer with over $221 billion in total client assets, has recruited Melville, N.Y.–based advisor Keith Ryan, who spent the past 26 years at UBS. Ryan, who managed $140 million in client assets at UBS, is the first to join under Commonwealth’s new Access Advisor Program, a new pricing model for breakaway advisors.
By Jake Martin, AdvisorHub – Raymond James Financial’s sweetened deals for experienced brokers in its employee division are paying off, even without matching the high-water mark offers of some rivals, Chief Executive Paul Reilly said on Monday.
The St. Petersburg, Florida-based firm’s hiring in 2021 is already “exceeding” targets that it set out at the start of the year, which “weren’t small,” and is ahead of last year’s pace, Reilly said during Morgan Stanley’s virtual U.S. Financials, Payments and CRE Conference on Monday.
By Andrew Foerch, Citywire – A veteran UBS advisor is leaving the wirehouse to join a Sanctuary Wealth affiliate. Matt Tucker, who has spent his entire 25-year career with UBS and its predecessor PaineWebber, will join Bowersock Capital Partners, which is headquartered in Lawrence, Kan. Tucker will open a Bowersock office in nearby Overland Park, Kan. He managed around $200m in assets while at UBS, according to Sanctuary.
By Andrew Foerch, Citywire – A UBS breakaway team has formed an independent wealth management firm in Farmington Hills, Mich. with backing from Summit Financial. Vardhan Wealth Management is led by founder Monish Verma, who spent 12 years at UBS as senior vice president of wealth management and 14 years before that at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as vice president of investments. Joining him at Vardhan are Renee Wahl as director of operations and Kory Frost as director of planning and strategy. The group had a book of $375m at UBS, according to Summit.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Dina Hampton, FinancialPlanning – Greg Clifford, founder and CEO of the Clifford Group in Newton, Massachusetts, says he “grew up” at Merrill Lynch, gaining nods as a Forbes Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisor in 2018 and Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisor in 2019. But as Clifford passed the decade mark at Merrill, the idea of breaking away planted itself in his mind and stayed there.
By Joyce Blay, Financial Advisor Magazine – Financial advisors Alan Green, Lori DosSantos and Andrew Heatley have partnered with Indianapolis-based Sanctuary Wealth to launch Green Wealth Management Group in Southbury, Conn., the companies said in a recent news release.
By Asia Martin, WealthManagement.com – LPL Financial recruited four advisors from Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where the team managed $650 million in assets under management.
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