Recruiting Wire Scoreboard

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

Recruiting Winners
AUM ($ MLN)
1. UBS
$24,640
2. LPL Financial
$23,010
3. Morgan Stanley
$19,412
4. RBC
$15,359
5. Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
$14,121
Recruiting Losers
AUM ($ MLN)
1. Merrill Lynch
$52,244
2. UBS
$28,643
3. Wells Fargo
$24,990
4. Morgan Stanley
$22,657
5. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
$11,618
Recruiting Champs (net)
AUM ($ MLN)
1. LPL Financial
$21,137
2. First Republic
$13,504
3. Rockefeller Capital Management
$13,285
4. RBC
$13,006
5. Ameriprise
$11,618

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Explore who’s jumping where and see which firms are winning the recruiting wars with our running list of advisor moves.

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New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Jim Grymala, Julianne Grymala and Benjamin Kneeland
AUM: $170M
T12:
Location: Duluth, MN
Move Date: 10/09/2020
New Firm: Snowden Account Services LLC
Old Firm: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Name: Luis Vegas
AUM: $90M
T12:
Location: Chicago, IL
Move Date: 11/16/2020
New Firm: UBS
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Andrew Keller
AUM: $44M
T12:
Location: Boston, MA
Move Date: 10/02/2020
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Samuel Martello, Brian Sullivan, and Adrienne Kittle
AUM: $350M
T12:
Location: Cleveland, OH
Move Date: 11/18/2020
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Doak Stolz, Scott Smith, Ryan Anderson, Dennis Stolz, and Jacob Smith,
AUM: $1.2B
T12:
Location: Midland, MI
Move Date: 11/18/2020
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: RBC
AUM: $380M
T12:
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL
Move Date: 11/16/2020
New Firm: Marks Wealth Management
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
AUM: $300M
T12:
Location: Annapolis, MD
Move Date: 09/23/2020
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
AUM: $220M
T12:
Location: Temple, TX
Move Date: 11/13/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: NY Life Securities, LLC
Name: Alex Macfarlane-Smith
AUM: $31K
T12:
Location: Lakewood, CO
Move Date: 10/29/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: TIAA-CREF
Name: Brian Duckworth
AUM:
T12:
Location: San Diego, CA
Move Date: 11/03/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: FBL Marketing Services
Name: Joe Macdonald
AUM:
T12:
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Move Date: 11/03/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: Raymond James
Name: Matthew Stanek
AUM: $15M
T12:
Location: Morristown, NJ
Move Date: 10/09/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: Lincoln Financial Advisors
Name: Harry Rouzeau
AUM: $500K
T12:
Location: Woodbury, NY
Move Date: 10/21/2020
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
AUM: $2B
T12:
Location: Mount Laurel, NJ
Move Date: 11/12/2020
New Firm: First Republic
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
AUM: $5B
T12:
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Move Date: 11/13/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: Northwestern Mutual Investment Services, LLC
Name: Jessica Ping
AUM:
T12:
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Move Date: 11/01/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: Edward Jones
Name: Gregory Madia
AUM: $1.8M
T12:
Location: Conshohocken, PA
Move Date: 11/05/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: W&S Brokerage Services
Name: Vernon Stephens
AUM:
T12:
Location: Dallas, TX
Move Date: 11/02/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: Edward Jones
Name: Dan McKay III
AUM: $3.5M
T12:
Location: Houston, TX
Move Date: 10/23/2020
New Firm: Equitable Advisors, LLC
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Ronald Bezis
AUM:
T12:
Location: Wellesley, MA
Move Date: 10/16/2020
New Firm: Dynasty Financial Partners
Old Firm: UBS
AUM: $1.8B
T12:
Location: Toledo, OH
Move Date: 11/12/2020
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Madison Avenue Securities, LLC
Name: Jason Lambert, Dustin Martin, David Topper, and Katie Jo Swasey (Northwest Financial Solutions)
AUM: $371M
T12:
Location: Vancouver, WA
Move Date: 08/03/2020
New Firm: Morgan Stanley
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
AUM: $380M
T12:
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 11/06/2020
New Firm: Dynasty Financial Partners
Old Firm: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Name: Adrianna Stasiuk (Aaron Wealth Advisors)
AUM: $500M
T12:
Location: Chicago, IL
Move Date:
New Firm: Dynasty Financial Partners
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Steve Mitchell (Procyon Partners)
AUM: $2B
T12:
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 07/28/2020
New Firm: Dynasty Financial Partners
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Steve Vujevich (Keebeck Wealth Management)
AUM: $325M
T12:
Location:
Move Date: 09/17/2020
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Jason Wolff and Justin Bryson
AUM: $138M
T12:
Location: Charlotte, NC
Move Date: 10/28/2020
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Ameriprise
Name: Rocky Young and Dustin Young
AUM: $258M
T12:
Location: Miami, FL
Move Date: 10/30/2020
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Jacob Allen
AUM: $115M
T12:
Location: Frontenac, MO
Move Date: 10/22/2020
New Firm: Morgan Stanley
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Pat R. McNamara
AUM:
T12:
Location: Florham Park, NJ
Move Date: 10/23/2020
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Kevin Wythe
AUM: $70M
T12: $500K
Location: Beverly, MA
Move Date: 10/30/2020
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: John Delmonico
AUM: $40M
T12: $400K
Location: Boston, MA
Move Date: 10/30/2020
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: UBS
AUM: $63M
T12:
Location: Portland, ME
Move Date: 10/30/2020
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: UBS
AUM: $485M
T12:
Location: Akron, OH
Move Date: 10/30/2020
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Ameriprise
Name: Travis Grieb
AUM: $150M
T12:
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Move Date: 10/23/2020
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: UBS
Name: John Frakes
AUM: $125M
T12:
Location: San Antonio, TX
Move Date: 09/18/2020
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Darren Hill
AUM: $75M
T12:
Location: Plano, TX
Move Date: 09/10/2020
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Ted Longo
AUM: $500M
T12:
Location: Slidell, LA
Move Date: 08/20/2020
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Thomas Stadum
AUM: $150M
T12:
Location: Fargo, ND
Move Date: 08/14/2020
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Emily Hill
AUM: $500M
T12:
Location: Lawrence, KS
Move Date: 07/02/2020
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Jeremy Niederstadt
AUM: $250M
T12:
Location: Danville, CA
Move Date: 03/06/2020
New Firm: Sanctuary Wealth
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Robert Gilliland
AUM: $225M
T12:
Location: Houston, TX
Move Date: 02/21/2020
New Firm: Royal Alliance
Old Firm: Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC
AUM: $979M
T12:
Location: Seattle, WA
Move Date: 10/31/2020
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
AUM: $200M
T12:
Location: Naples, FL
Move Date: 10/23/2020
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: John Carpenter and Faisal Raza
AUM: $128M
T12:
Location: Dallas, TX
Move Date: 10/28/2020
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: LPL Financial
Name: Matt Griffin and Jason Driver
AUM: $149M
T12:
Location: Rock Hill, SC
Move Date: 07/31/2020
New Firm: Seventy2 Capital
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Don Dearie
AUM: $60M
T12:
Location: Bethesda, MD
Move Date: 10/09/2020
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: UBS
AUM: $210M
T12:
Location: Chesterfield, MO
Move Date: 10/23/2020
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
AUM: $460M
T12:
Location: Houston, TX
Move Date: 10/21/2020
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Jon Bloomer and Ross Fedenia
AUM: $328M
T12:
Location: Middleton, WI
Move Date: 08/21/2020

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.