Recruiting Wire Scoreboard

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

Recruiting Winners
AUM ($ MLN)
1. Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
$10,400
2. Merrill Lynch
$9,000
3. Raymond James
$7,913
4. First Republic
$7,500
5. RBC
$6,100
Recruiting Losers
AUM ($ MLN)
1. Wells Fargo
$22,175
2. Merrill Lynch
$15,594
3. JPMorgan Chase & Co.
$9,311
4. UBS
$6,001
5. Ziegler
$4,730
Recruiting Champs (net)
AUM ($ MLN)
1. Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
$9,716
2. Raymond James
$7,129
3. First Republic
$7,000
4. RBC
$5,244
5. Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments
$4,730

Recruiting Wire

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: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Kaival Patel
AUM: $35M
T12:
Location: Hackensack, NJ
Move Date: 07/09/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Russ Schwartz
AUM: $144M
T12:
Location: Hackensack, NJ
Move Date: 08/16/2018
New Firm: SunTrust
Old Firm: J.P. Morgan Securities
AUM:
T12:
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Move Date: 08/13/2018
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: John Burg and Tamara Colon
AUM: $161M
T12:
Location: Temecula, CA
Move Date: 07/20/2018
New Firm: Steward Partners
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Jim Galbraith III and Corrado Spezzacatena
AUM: $170M
T12:
Location: Morristown, NJ
Move Date: 08/09/2018
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: James M. Aid
AUM: $900M
T12: $1.4M
Location: Nashville, TN
Move Date: 06/01/2018
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
AUM: $150M
T12: $1.2M
Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ
Move Date: 06/06/2018
New Firm: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Old Firm: UBS
AUM: $753M
T12:
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 08/10/2018
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
AUM: $462M
T12:
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Move Date: 06/01/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Brian Bissell
AUM: $85M
T12:
Location: Pasadena, CA
Move Date: 08/09/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Mark Graham
AUM: $85M
T12:
Location: Spokane, WA
Move Date: 08/09/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Ameriprise
Name: Craig Braun
AUM: $82M
T12:
Location: Flint, MI
Move Date: 08/08/2018
New Firm: Sargent Investment Group
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
AUM: $800M
T12:
Location: Bethesda, MD
Move Date:
New Firm: Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
AUM: $930M
T12:
Location: Chadds Ford, PA
Move Date: 07/27/2018
New Firm: Robert W. Baird
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Harry Buchanan Smith III and Daniel Bryant
AUM: $150M
T12:
Location: Charlotte, NC
Move Date: 08/06/2018
New Firm: Fidelity
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Michael Landsberg, Lew Bennett and Anthony Dubbaneh
AUM: $675M
T12:
Location: Punta Gorda, FL
Move Date: 08/02/2018
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Jim Broadway, Jim Broadway Jr., William Perkins, Kyle Evens and Kent Nuzum
AUM: $550M
T12:
Location: Roswell, GA
Move Date: 04/24/2018
New Firm: Bronfman Rothschild
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Kevin Smith and Eran Goudes
AUM:
T12:
Location: Rockville, MD
Move Date: 05/21/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Kerry Mangano
AUM: $110M
T12:
Location: Newport Beach, CA
Move Date: 07/16/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Jeff Sutton
AUM: $198M
T12:
Location: Modesto, CA
Move Date: 07/27/2018
New Firm: First Republic
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
AUM: $650M
T12: $4M
Location: Boston, MA
Move Date: 07/27/2018
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
AUM:
T12:
Location: Omaha, NE
Move Date: 07/13/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Thomas Bell
AUM: $69M
T12:
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Move Date: 07/19/2018
New Firm: Prospera Financial Services
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Luke Tolson and Brian Fox
AUM: $65M
T12: $800K
Location: Grapevine, TX
Move Date: 06/29/2018
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
AUM: $200M
T12: $1.6M
Location: Plano, TX
Move Date: 07/20/2018
New Firm: Robert W. Baird
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: William Luthy and Tina McCallum
AUM: $135M
T12:
Location: Durango, CO
Move Date: 07/20/2018
New Firm: Steward Partners
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: John Kortze and Cary Kortze
AUM: $500M
T12:
Location: Newtown, CT
Move Date: 07/19/2018
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: UBS
AUM:
T12: $1.7M
Location: Westlake, CA
Move Date: 07/05/2018
New Firm: Greenwich Prime Trading Group
Old Firm: JPMorgan Chase & Co.
AUM:
T12:
Location: Dallas, TX
Move Date: 07/17/2018
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
AUM:
T12:
Location: Boca Raton, FL
Move Date: 06/20/2018
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
AUM:
T12:
Location: Glastonbury, CT
Move Date: 06/15/2018
New Firm: Morgan Stanley
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
AUM:
T12:
Location: Red Bank, NJ
Move Date: 07/17/2018
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
AUM:
T12: $3M
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 06/28/2018
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Michael Gee, Andrea Savva, and Raymond Lee
AUM: $190M
T12:
Location: Florham Park, NJ
Move Date: 07/12/2018
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Oppenheimer
Name: Edward Pontarelli
AUM: $76M
T12: $750K
Location: Providence, RI
Move Date: 02/28/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Marilyn Black
AUM: $58M
T12:
Location: Geneva, IL
Move Date: 07/16/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Barbara Hughes
AUM: $60M
T12:
Location: Springfield, MO
Move Date: 07/16/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Oppenheimer
Name: Shelly Schudlich
AUM: $86M
T12:
Location: Port Huron, MI
Move Date: 07/16/2018
New Firm: Kestra Financial
Old Firm: LPL Financial
Name: Eric G. Moore, Michael Blake, and Allison Hudson
AUM: $142M
T12:
Location: Merrick, NY
Move Date: 02/21/2018
New Firm: Snowden Lane
Old Firm: Raymond James
Name: Matthew Davidson
AUM: $60M
T12:
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 07/10/2018
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: RBC
Name: Michael Trinen
AUM: $182M
T12: $1.3M
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Move Date: 04/06/2018
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
AUM: $465M
T12: $2.6M
Location: Conshohocken, PA
Move Date: 07/05/2018
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Lucia Securities
Name: Ellis Financial Group
AUM: $170M
T12:
Location: San Diego, CA
Move Date: 07/13/2018
New Firm: Insigneo
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Jorge de Apodaca, Humberto Vega, Gerardo Castillo and Jonathan Ender
AUM:
T12:
Location: Miami, FL
Move Date: 06/29/2018
New Firm: Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Old Firm: SunTrust
Name: Anthony K. Swart
AUM:
T12:
Location: Sarasota, FL
Move Date: 05/03/2018
New Firm: Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Old Firm: LPL Financial
Name: Kevin Rodeffer
AUM:
T12:
Location: Galesburg, IL
Move Date: 05/04/2018
New Firm: Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: James Goehl
AUM:
T12:
Location: Woodstock, IL
Move Date: 05/25/2018
New Firm: Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: James W. Garner
AUM:
T12:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Move Date: 05/04/2018
New Firm: Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Bill Raymon
AUM:
T12:
Location: Birmingham, AL
Move Date: 05/04/2018
New Firm: Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: David Herr and Tyler Herr
AUM:
T12:
Location: Chandler, AZ
Move Date: 06/29/2018

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.