By AdvisorHub Staff – A five-member Knoxville, Tennessee team this week joined UBS Wealth Management USA, exiting Merrill Lynch, where it produced $3.2 million in annual production on $596 million in client assets, according to a source.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, AdvisorHub – A long-running trend of experienced broker attrition from wirehouses is ebbing, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo executives claimed in the past week. But the advisor teams that do breakaway from the wirehouses continue to have an adverse impact since they leave with large chunks of assets, the recruiters said.
Transition Announcement: First Republic Private Wealth Management Welcomes UBS Advisor Managing Over $900mm
For Max Peckler, this transition was much more about the strong pull towards a better place to serve clients and grow his business—rather than the push away from UBS. While he built an extraordinary business over nearly 2 decades at UBS – landing on the Forbes America’s Top Wealth Advisors list and taking #2 for Best in State of Massachusetts in 2021 – Max felt he hit a ceiling in terms of how he could grow his business and serve clients.
Transition Announcement: Billion-Dollar Team Joins Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in Washington, DC
Hammond Han, a 33-year industry veteran, led the Liberty Capitol Group while at UBS. Uncertain about UBS’s long-term vision and commitment to its US wealth management unit, the Liberty Capital Group chose to move to Morgan Stanley to better serve their high net worth client base and run the practice more efficiently.
By AdvisorHub Staff – Morgan Stanley Wealth Management continues to flex its recruiting muscle and has snagged a six-advisor team from UBS Wealth Management USA in Washington, D.C. that had managed $1 billion in client assets, according to a person familiar with the moves.
A Losing Battle at Merrill: Why a Former Leader Left the Herd for Independence–the Value of Culture and the “Intoxicating” Effects of Freedom
To Greg Franks, the “bankifying” of Merrill, which he served at for nearly 3 decades, was nothing short of “tragic.” The former Merrill leader shares his experience and the story of his own leap to independence to the helm of Snowden Lane Partners.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Jeff Berman, ThinkAdvisor – The number of brokers and advisors at the four wirehouses — Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS and Wells Fargo — has been declining for several years and is expected to continue dropping for the foreseeable future.
To Score Eye-Popping Offers, Brokers Need the Right Business Mix and a Little Chutzpah, Recruiters Say
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen, AdvisorHub – As the recruiting wars intensify, seasoned advisors have opportunities to entertain multiple offers and engage in horse-trading to try and inflate signing bonuses, recruiters say. Firms hope to forecast the book’s future growth rate by looking at the client mix—a niche focus on dentists, for example, can help, according to Louis Diamond, a recruiter in Morristown, New Jersey.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Miriam Rozen and Mason Braswell, AdvisorHub – UBS Wealth Management USA has recast its offers for private bank recruits as it looks to make its recruiting deals more attractive to the non-traditional hiring pool, according to two recruiters with knowledge of the firm’s deals. UBS’s willingness to put more money on the table upfront likely signals that its bank recruits have been paying off, said Louis Diamond, an industry recruiter in New Jersey.
Louis Diamond Quoted – By Peter Rawlings, Financial Advisor IQ – Wirehouses have been sweetening their succession programs in a bid to keep as many client assets in-house as they can. The recent changes can be a boon to outgoing financial advisors, who can cash out at higher rates and to newer advisors who might get the chance to buy a book of business.
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