Recruiting Wire Scoreboard

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

Recruiting Winners
AUM ($ MLN)
1. Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
$2,782
2. Rockefeller Capital Management
$2,502
3. LPL Financial
$885
4. Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments
$650
5. Kingsview Asset Management
$430
Recruiting Losers
AUM ($ MLN)
1. Merrill Lynch
$3,954
2. Wells Fargo
$1,574
3. Morgan Stanley
$1,550
4. UBS
$730
5. Kestra Financial
$350
Recruiting Champs (net)
AUM ($ MLN)
1. Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
$2,782
2. Rockefeller Capital Management
$2,502
3. LPL Financial
$885
4. Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments
$650
5. Kingsview Asset Management
$430

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: Gladstone Advisors
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Breandan Kelly
AUM: $110M
T12:
Location: Ft. Myers, FL
Move Date: 02/14/2019
New Firm: Hayden Royal
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Justin Hoyt and Jason Jensen
AUM: $160M
T12:
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Move Date: 02/14/2019
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: UBS
AUM: $730M
T12:
Location: Cincinnati OH
Move Date: 02/14/2019
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: UBS
Name: George Vilfordi III, Aaron Vilfordi, Alex Vilfordi and Adam Vilfordi
AUM: $314M
T12:
Location: Dallas, TX
Move Date: 11/16/2018
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Timothy Heuiser
AUM: $116M
T12:
Location: Poplar Bluff, MO
Move Date: 12/07/2018
New Firm: Gladstone Advisors
Old Firm: Ameriprise
Name: Craig Russ
AUM: $60M
T12:
Location: Bedminster, N.J.
Move Date: 02/08/2019
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Calvin R. Kong
AUM: $141M
T12:
Location: Mitchel Field, NY
Move Date: 10/26/2018
New Firm: Kingsview Asset Management
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Robert “Bob” Robinson
AUM: $170M
T12:
Location: Casper, WY
Move Date: 02/01/2019
New Firm: Wintrust Investments
Old Firm: PNC
Name: Nina Azwoir
AUM: $60M
T12:
Location: Naples, FL.
Move Date: 01/25/2019
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: AB Smith
Name: John-Peter “JP” Rockwell Curcio
AUM: $110M
T12:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Move Date: 12/05/2018
New Firm: Rockefeller Capital Management
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: William Curtis, John Embleton, Peter Quackenbush Jr., and Evan Georgiou
AUM: $802M
T12:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Move Date: 01/18/2019
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Patriot Wealth Management
Name: E. Martin von Känel
AUM: $120M
T12:
Location: Torrance, CA
Move Date: 10/30/2018
New Firm: Purshe Kaplan Sterling Investments
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Lee Korn, Jesse Giordano, and Joseph Filosa
AUM: $650M
T12:
Location: Jericho, NY
Move Date: 01/18/2019
New Firm: Rockefeller Capital Management
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Michael Hall and David Higgins
AUM: $1.7B
T12:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Move Date: 01/18/2019
New Firm: Steward Partners
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Adam Dunbar
AUM: $138M
T12:
Location: Portland, ME
Move Date: 01/17/2019
New Firm: Steward Partners
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Ralph Good and Jame Nylund
AUM: $200M
T12:
Location: Portland, ME
Move Date: 01/17/2019
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Peter Opp, Joel Kozlak, and Jessica Wright
AUM: $300M
T12:
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Move Date: 01/18/2019
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Kestra Financial
Name: Michael McCarthy, Andrew Pincus, Gregg Gottlieb and Fred DaVeiga
AUM: $350M
T12:
Location: Charlotte, NC
Move Date: 01/07/2019
New Firm: Cypress Wealth Services
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Gregory Frech
AUM: $100M
T12:
Location: Palm Desert, CA
Move Date: 01/18/2019
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Toby Ardoyno and Toni Rose
AUM: $1.1B
T12:
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Move Date: 01/17/2019
New Firm: Kingsview Asset Management
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Jonathan Millman, Ian Millman, Mario Veneroso, and Alan Yakuboff
AUM: $260M
T12:
Location: Woodbury, NY
Move Date: 01/17/2019
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: 1st Global Capital
Name: Natacha Smith and Mike Stieglitz
AUM: $175M
T12:
Location: Charlotte, NC
Move Date: 01/02/2019
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Paul Poulin
AUM: $76M
T12:
Location: GLASTONBURY, CT
Move Date: 01/08/2019
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Harbor Financial Group
AUM: $360M
T12:
Location:
Move Date: 01/10/2019
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Raymond James
Name: Pete Welsh, Lisa McClyman, Laura Stanek and Jennifer Kinzler
AUM: $200M
T12:
Location: Baraboo, WI
Move Date: 12/07/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Todd Haacke, Todd Hicks , Jeffrey Scheper, and Bradley Clasen
AUM: $800M
T12:
Location: Cincinnati OH
Move Date: 01/11/2019
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Jonathan Register
AUM: $100M
T12:
Location: Birmingham, AL
Move Date: 01/11/2019
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Clifford Bartlett, III
AUM: $100M
T12:
Location: New York, NY
Move Date: 01/03/2019
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Sean Riley
AUM: $100M
T12:
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Move Date: 11/28/2018
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Hilliard Lyons
Name: Angie Messer and Greg Rust
AUM: $182M
T12:
Location: Greensburg, IN
Move Date: 12/14/2018
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Cam Werntz, Clay Hershey, Rob Williams CFP®, Benton Montgomery, and Lee Tiller
AUM: $360M
T12:
Location: Charlotte, SC
Move Date: 12/19/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Joseph Brady and Erin Brady
AUM: $125M
T12:
Location: Binghamton, NY
Move Date: 12/20/2018
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Stofan Agazzi Investments
Name: Stofan Agazzi Investments
AUM: $640M
T12:
Location: Charlotte, NC
Move Date: 12/20/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Bill Darby
AUM: $78M
T12:
Location: Atlanta, GA
Move Date: 12/04/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Mark Enriquez
AUM: $140M
T12:
Location: Center Valley, PA
Move Date: 12/14/2018
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Cadaret Grant
Name: Greg Spicer
AUM: $400M
T12:
Location: Red Bank, NJ
Move Date: 08/22/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Joseph Crespi
AUM: $206M
T12:
Location: Plymouth, MA
Move Date: 12/14/2018
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Rick Mundrane
AUM: $106M
T12:
Location: Deerfield, IL
Move Date: 11/09/2018
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: David Kutz
AUM: $123M
T12:
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Move Date: 10/26/2018
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Sheldon Ferriss
AUM: $60M
T12:
Location: Bedminster, NJ
Move Date: 12/06/2018
New Firm: Rockefeller Capital Management
Old Firm: UBS
AUM: $2B
T12: $13M
Location: Atlanta, GA
Move Date: 12/07/2018
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
Name: John Curcio
AUM: $120M
T12: $980K
Location: Atlanta, GA
Move Date: 12/05/2018
New Firm: Robert W. Baird
Old Firm: Oppenheimer
Name: Richard Fisher and Dan Sullivan
AUM: $228M
T12: $1M
Location: St Louis, MO
Move Date: 11/30/2018
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Hilliard Lyons
Name: Jack Mayer and Robert Mayer
AUM: $54M
T12:
Location: Memphis, TN
Move Date: 12/04/2018
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Stephen Bradley
AUM: $160M
T12:
Location: Acton, MA
Move Date: 07/20/2018
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Betty Schutte-Box and Troy Yenser
AUM: $222M
T12:
Location: Richmond, VA
Move Date: 10/05/2018
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Ronald H. Holmes and Whitney E. Riley
AUM: $200M
T12:
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Move Date: 11/30/2018
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Raymond James
Name: Tom Quirk
AUM: $220M
T12:
Location: Catonsville, MD
Move Date: 10/30/2018
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
AUM: $273M
T12: $2.4M
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Move Date: 12/30/2018
New Firm: Kingsview Asset Management
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Trenton Lay
AUM: $55M
T12:
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Move Date: 11/29/2018

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.