Career Merrill brokers had overseen $600 million in assets, a Rockefeller spokesperson confirmed.
The duo, who started within three months of each other in 1986, managed over $1.6 billion in assets, according to a source familiar with their practice.
The case marks at least the second agreement that J.P. Morgan has secured against large private bank defectors in recent months.
Ashley C. Evans, a top-ranked next-generation broker, had managed $350 million in assets, according to a source familiar with her practice.
Rockefeller stepped outside its traditional wirehouse hiring pool, while Morgan Stanley returned to the Merrill well.
Aaron DelSignore, a 22-year broker managing north of $100 million in assets, found a new home with an independent broker-dealer after his dismissal last month.
$3-million group is at least the fourth to have left from Merrill’s Fort Lauderdale market in the last year.
Robert Mitchell, a million-dollar-plus producer at Morgan Stanley, follows the lead of others fired for compliance missteps by joining a regional firm.
Armando Ureña and his team in Coral Gables switched to Snowden Lane Partners ahead of Wells’ shuttering of its foreign client business.