Recruiting Wire Scoreboard

Track the winners and losers in this running tally of recruitment acquisitions.

Recruiting Winners
AUM ($ MLN)
1. UBS Financial Services Inc.
$11,207
2. Rockefeller Capital Management
$10,080
3. LPL Financial
$8,641
4. First Republic
$6,400
5. Steward Partners
$4,413
Recruiting Losers
AUM ($ MLN)
1. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
$22,759
2. Morgan Stanley
$7,255
3. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
$6,651
4. Wells Fargo
$4,971
5. Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
$3,486
Recruiting Champs (net)
AUM ($ MLN)
1. Rockefeller Capital Management
$10,080
2. UBS Financial Services Inc.
$8,144
3. LPL Financial
$7,866
4. First Republic
$5,500
5. Steward Partners
$4,413

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New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $1.5B
T12:
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Move Date: 04/30/2021
New Firm: Rockefeller Capital Management
Old Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
AUM: $550M
T12:
Location: Irvine, CA
Move Date: 04/30/2021
New Firm: Morgan Stanley
Old Firm: Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
AUM:
T12:
Location: Stamford, CT
Move Date: 04/23/2021
New Firm: Morgan Stanley
Old Firm: Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
AUM: $516M
T12:
Location: Stamford, CT
Move Date: 04/23/2021
New Firm: RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $2B
T12:
Location: Chicago, IL
Move Date: 04/29/2021
New Firm: Seventy2 Capital
Old Firm: Ameriprise
Name: Doug Stead and Amy Roberts
AUM: $200M
T12:
Location: Bethesda, MD
Move Date: 04/20/2021
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
AUM: $215M
T12:
Location: San Diego, CA
Move Date: 04/27/2021
New Firm: First Republic
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $2.5B
T12:
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Move Date: 04/23/2021
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $400M
T12:
Location: San Antonio, TX
Move Date: 04/23/2021
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Evan Lereah
AUM: $400M
T12: $2.8M
Location: Red Bank, NJ
Move Date: 04/15/2021
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Dennis Durocher
AUM: $90M
T12: $800K
Location: Lakeland, FL
Move Date: 04/14/2021
New Firm: Steward Partners
Old Firm: Umpqua Bank
Name: Umpqua Investment Advisors
AUM: $3.4B
T12:
Location:
Move Date: 04/23/2021
New Firm: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Old Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
Name: Kreg Urquhart, Trace Urquhart, and Bob Allen
AUM: $183M
T12:
Location: Bryan, TX
Move Date: 04/14/2021
New Firm: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Old Firm: Edward Jones
Name: Kevin Dunklow
AUM: $12M
T12:
Location: Traverse City, MI
Move Date: 03/31/2021
New Firm: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Old Firm: Robert W. Baird
Name: Tim Williams
AUM: $123M
T12:
Location: Portage, MI
Move Date: 03/19/2021
New Firm: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Old Firm: Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Name: Greg Hicks
AUM: $75M
T12:
Location: Clearwater, FL
Move Date: 03/17/2021
New Firm: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Robert Mitchell
AUM: $400M
T12:
Location: Frisco, TX
Move Date: 02/25/2021
New Firm: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Steven Sedler
AUM: $22M
T12:
Location: Jamestown, ND
Move Date: 02/11/2021
New Firm: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Bob Garrett
AUM: $28M
T12:
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Move Date: 01/19/2021
New Firm: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
Name: John Shirey
AUM: $180M
T12:
Location: Dallas, TX
Move Date: 01/21/2021
New Firm: Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $117M
T12:
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Move Date: 04/21/2021
New Firm: RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $550M
T12:
Location: Great Neck, NY
Move Date: 04/22/2021
New Firm: Steward Partners
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Denis Poljak and Davor Poljak (Poljak Group)
AUM: $500M
T12:
Location:
Move Date: 04/16/2021
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Mass Mutual
Name: Frank Gordon and John Beninato
AUM: $107M
T12:
Location: Red Bank, NJ
Move Date: 01/29/2021
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Steve Potter
AUM: $125M
T12:
Location: Charleston, SC
Move Date: 02/12/2021
New Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
AUM: $1.8B
T12:
Location: Miami, FL
Move Date: 01/28/2021
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $1.4B
T12:
Location: Towson, MD
Move Date: 04/16/2021
New Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
Old Firm: Citi Private Advisory
AUM:
T12:
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Move Date: 04/20/2021
New Firm: First Republic
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
AUM: $500M
T12:
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 04/16/2021
New Firm: Brandywine Oak Private Wealth
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Lisa Quadrini
AUM: $500M
T12:
Location: Kiawah Island, SC
Move Date: 04/15/2021
New Firm: Rockefeller Capital Management
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $350M
T12:
Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Move Date: 04/16/2021
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: First Command Financial
Name: Chris McCulloch and Wes Niblack
AUM: $12M
T12:
Location: Tacoma, WA
Move Date: 02/26/2021
New Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
Old Firm: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Name: Matthew Hoffman & Scott Rappaport
AUM: $1.4M
T12:
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 04/14/2021
New Firm: Avantax Investment Services, Inc.
Old Firm: World Equity Group, Inc.
Name: Craig Moser and Jennifer Moser (Maestro Wealth Advisors)
AUM: $133M
T12:
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Move Date: 03/03/2021
New Firm: Cetera
Old Firm: LPL Financial
Name: Bryan Davis (The Advisors LLC)
AUM: $340M
T12:
Location: Murraysville, PA
Move Date: 04/09/2021
New Firm: Wedbush Securities Inc.
Old Firm: LPL Financial
Name: Deborah Orlando
AUM: $435M
T12:
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Move Date: 04/01/2021
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $650M
T12:
Location: San Diego, CA
Move Date: 04/08/2021
New Firm: Morgan Stanley
Old Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
AUM: $400M
T12:
Location: Chicago, IL
Move Date: 04/01/2021
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $279M
T12:
Location: Orlando, FL
Move Date: 02/26/2021
New Firm: Snowden Lane Partners
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Alfredo Garcia
AUM: $100M
T12:
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 04/05/2021
New Firm: Rockefeller Capital Management
Old Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
AUM: $630M
T12:
Location: San Antonio, TX
Move Date: 04/01/2021
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Philip Noble and Michael Noble
AUM: $235M
T12:
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Move Date: 02/19/2021
New Firm: Seventy2 Capital
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $60M
T12:
Location: Bethesda, MD
Move Date: 03/25/2021
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $250M
T12:
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Move Date: 03/26/2021
New Firm: Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $192M
T12:
Location: Short Hills, NJ
Move Date: 03/19/2021
New Firm: UBS Financial Services Inc.
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $656M
T12:
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 03/19/2021
New Firm: First Republic
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
AUM:
T12:
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Move Date: 03/26/2021
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: RBC Capital Markets, LLC
AUM: $110M
T12:
Location: San Diego, CA
Move Date: 03/05/2021
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $680M
T12:
Location: Nashville, TN
Move Date: 03/19/2021
New Firm: RBC Capital Markets, LLC
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
AUM: $240M
T12:
Location: Florham Park, NJ
Move Date: 03/24/2021

Rankings are current year-to-date and based on assets recruited, assets of departing advisors and net new assets of hires minus assets of those who have left. Data based on publicly available moves as listed in the Recruiting Wire.

Source: AdvisorHub reporting, BrokerCheck data, other publications and announcements since January 1, 2016. Transitions are listed as they are made public.