Scoreboard

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.

Recruiting Winners
AUM in thousands
1. Cetera
$3,000,000
2. Focus Financial
$1,300,000
3. Hightower
$1,000,000
4. Oppenheimer
$1,000,000
5. First Republic
$500,000
Recruiting Losers
AUM in thousands
1. LPL Financial
$3,000,000
2. Cantor Fitzgerald
$1,000,000
3. Wells Fargo
$1,000,000
4. Merrill Lynch
$500,000
5. Robertson Stephens
$300,000
Recruiting Champs (net)
AUM in thousands
1. Cetera
$3,000,000
2. Focus Financial
$1,300,000
3. Hightower
$1,000,000
4. Oppenheimer
$1,000,000
5. First Republic
$500,000

Recruiting Wire

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

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New Firm: Cetera
Old Firm: LPL Financial
Name: Ron Carson, Carson Wealth Management
AUM: $3B
T12:
Location: Omaha, NE
Move Date: 01/19/2017
New Firm: Oppenheimer
Old Firm: Cantor Fitzgerald
Name: Mark Wickard, Regina Wickard, Kevin Lynch & Tobias Timm
AUM: $1B
T12:
Location: East Lansing, MI
Move Date: 01/06/2017
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Kevin Smith
AUM: $74M
T12:
Location: Melbourne, FL
Move Date: 01/12/2017
New Firm: Morgan Stanley
Old Firm: J.P. Morgan
Name: David J. Pollock, Alan Solursh & Shadi Mullin
AUM:
T12: $3.5M
Location: Beverly Hills, CA
Move Date: 01/11/2017
New Firm: First Republic
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Hank Holland
AUM: $500M
T12: $5M
Location: San Francisco, CA
Move Date: 01/13/2017
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Jeff Peifly
AUM: $73M
T12: $1.1M
Location: Parsippany, NJ
Move Date: 01/13/2017
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Greg Bowden
AUM: $56M
T12: $520K
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Move Date: 01/10/2017
New Firm: Hightower
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Michael Skowfoe, Eileen Ortega, Jay Rolfe & Jim Williams
AUM: $1B
T12:
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Move Date: 01/12/2017
New Firm: Focus Financial
Old Firm: Crestwood Advisors
Name: Michael Eckton & Crestwood Advisors
AUM: $1.3B
T12:
Location: Boston, MA
Move Date: 01/11/2017
New Firm: Dynasty
Old Firm: Robertson Stephens
Name: Jerry Nigro, Claybrook Capital
AUM: $300M
T12:
Location: Boston, MA
Move Date: 01/04/2017
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Edward Jones
Name: Jeremy Kientz
AUM: $56M
T12: $300
Location: Missoula, MT
Move Date: 01/05/2017
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Katherine Fisher-Schultz
AUM: $173M
T12:
Location: Portland, OR
Move Date: 10/28/2016
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: LPL Financial
Name: Paul Fischer & Larry Nordmann
AUM: $115M
T12:
Location: Apopka, FL
Move Date: 12/28/2016
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Lynn Grossman & Brian Vieira
AUM: $230M
T12:
Location: Westport, CT
Move Date: 12/02/2016
New Firm: Kestra Financial
Old Firm: Dudum Financial
Name: Jason Dudum, Dudum Financial
AUM: $140M
T12:
Location: San Francisco, CA
Move Date: 11/09/2016
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Michael Rosner
AUM: $110M
T12: $1M
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
Move Date: 12/08/2016
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Tim McEwen
AUM: $307M
T12: $1.5M
Location: Lincoln, NE
Move Date: 12/15/2016
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: RBC
Name: Bruce Sears
AUM: $28M
T12: $428K
Location: Syracuse, NY
Move Date: 12/20/2016
New Firm: Steward Partners
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Sandy Kafetz
AUM: $32M
T12: $290K
Location: Bethesda, MD
Move Date: 12/16/2016
New Firm: Baird
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Robert Browne
AUM: $146M
T12:
Location: Morristown, NJ
Move Date: 12/15/2016
New Firm: Baird
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Keith Epstein & Andrew Oremland
AUM: $243M
T12:
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Move Date: 12/02/2016
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Daniel Herman
AUM: $30M
T12: $240K
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Move Date: 12/16/2016
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Ameriprise
Name: Jay Champlain
AUM: $120M
T12:
Location: Los Angelas, CA
Move Date: 11/22/2016
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: John Solomon, Phil Greer, Bill Dukelow & Hamilton Neal
AUM: $288M
T12: $1.7M
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Move Date: 12/06/2016
New Firm: Retirement Benefits Group
Old Firm: Kestra Financial
Name: Phil Matheson
AUM:
T12:
Location: Irvine, CA
Move Date: 12/05/2016
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Charles May
AUM: $975M
T12: $3M
Location: Aiken, SC
Move Date: 12/09/2016
New Firm: Mercer Advisors
Old Firm: Fabian Wealth Strategies
Name: Doug Fabian, Fabian Wealth Strategies
AUM: $95M
T12:
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Move Date: 12/14/2016
New Firm: Ameritas Investment Corp.
Old Firm: AlphaStar Capital Management
Name: Heartland Wealth Partners
AUM: $13M
T12:
Location: Lincoln, NE
Move Date: 12/06/2016
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Chapin Davis
Name: Claudette Boudreaux & Rusty Denner
AUM: $103M
T12: $430.1K
Location: Baltimore, MD
Move Date: 12/07/2016
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Roni Chase
AUM: $89M
T12: $600K
Location: Bedminster, NJ
Move Date: 12/01/2016
New Firm: Janney Montgomery Scott
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Frank Hundley & Craig McGovern
AUM: $88M
T12: $710K
Location: New Hope, PA
Move Date: 12/02/2016
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Dennis Surmanek
AUM: $72M
T12:
Location: Staten Island, NY
Move Date: 12/07/2016
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Michael Russo
AUM: $125M
T12:
Location: Staten Island, NY
Move Date: 11/10/2016
New Firm: Bolton Global Capital
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Christian Felix
AUM: $120M
T12:
Location: Coral Gables, FL
Move Date: 12/12/2016
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: Cetera
Name: Napa Valley Wealth Management, Kelly Crane
AUM: $213M
T12:
Location: St. Helena, CA
Move Date: 12/12/2016
New Firm: Retirement Benefits Group
Old Firm: Edward Jones
Name: Asa Kajihiro
AUM:
T12:
Location: Honolulu, HI
Move Date: 11/07/2016
New Firm: Merrill Lynch
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Joel S. Taylor
AUM:
T12:
Location: Bridgewater, NJ
Move Date: 11/22/2016
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: UBS
Name: David DePaul
AUM: $312M
T12: $1M
Location: Florham Park, NJ
Move Date: 12/08/2016
New Firm: RBC
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: David Persin, Zach Persin, Ted Simos & Kim Beatty
AUM: $230M
T12: $2.2M
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
Move Date: 12/09/2016
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Merrill Lynch
Name: Jeff Tutor & Natasha Sparks
AUM: $200M
T12:
Location: Southfield, MI
Move Date: 12/08/2016
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Michael Anderson, Alvin Spencer, Richard Williams & Chris Armour
AUM: $600M
T12:
Location: Southfield, MI
Move Date: 12/08/2016
New Firm: Stephens
Old Firm: Barclays
Name: Steve Head, Managing Director
AUM:
T12:
Location: Dallas, TX
Move Date: 11/21/2016
New Firm: Merrill Lynch
Old Firm: J.P. Morgan
Name: John G. Uriostegui & Rod Nakamoto
AUM: $350M
T12: $3M
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Move Date: 11/28/2016
New Firm: Hightower
Old Firm: UBS
Name: Jake Falcon & Cory Bittner
AUM: $260M
T12:
Location: Mission Woods, KS
Move Date: 12/02/2016
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Mark Rhoades & George Livanos
AUM: $250M
T12: $1.5M
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Move Date: 10/18/2016
New Firm: Wells Fargo
Old Firm: Morgan Stanley
Name: Thomas Fautrel & Paul H. Carlson
AUM: $225M
T12: $2M
Location: Bethesda, MD
Move Date: 12/01/2016
New Firm: Raymond James
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Jarrod E. Biebel
AUM: $350M
T12: $2M
Location: Denver, CO
Move Date: 11/08/2016
New Firm: Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Gary Hency & Lee Roider
AUM: $248M
T12:
Location: Belleville, IL
Move Date: 11/30/2016
New Firm: Ameriprise
Old Firm: Wells Fargo
Name: Michael Fisher
AUM: $193M
T12: $2.4M
Location: Melville, NY
Move Date: 12/05/2016
New Firm: LPL Financial
Old Firm: J.P. Morgan
Name: Chad Dufrene, Wally Gundlach, Chris Kenny, Tris Millard, Jack Rovetto, Benton Turnage & Brian Wynne
AUM: $1.4B
T12:
Location: New Orleans, LA
Move Date: 10/27/2016