By Erika Wheless, Financial Planning – Raymond James snapped up five former Merrill Lynch advisors who managed a collective $515 million in client assets, according to the firm. All five cited Raymond James’ technology platform as motivation for making the career change.
By Jacqueline Sergeant, FA Magazine – Five former Merrill Lynch advisors who collectively managed $515 million have joined Raymond James & Associates’ employee advisor channel in Burlington and Boston, Mass., according to a company release. The advisors – Eric Hobin, Jiles Robinson, Antonio Sordillo, Jason Whittier and Kristen Ragusin – continue RJA’s expansion in the Northeast and will become part of RJA’s Southern New England Complex led by Bill Drew, the release said.
By Wendy Leung, WealthManagement.com – 2020 was off to a great start for advisors seeking new opportunities. Who could dispute the expansion of the landscape, advances in technology and widespread access to resources once only available at wirehouses? It seemed clear that advisors had more choice and opportunity than ever before. Then COVID-19 hit—changing the course of the year and of our world.
In this segment of Industry Update for Financial Advisors, Mindy Diamond takes a look at where advisors are going, how movement is fueling the landscape’s evolution, and what’s serving as a “barometer” of change for the industry at large.
Jodi Perry, President of RJFS Independent Contractor Division shares insights on the firm’s success, its culture and client-first ethos, and how that resonates with advisors looking for freedom and flexibility plus scaffolding and support.
By Debbie Wallen – Not that long ago, generating $1mm in revenue was a milestone worth celebrating: Those at this level were considered top of the food chain, and ardently pursued by all major firms. But, in today’s world, it’s the advisors in the “Billion Dollar AUM Club” who garner the lion’s share of attention from firms.
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