Wells Fargo continues recruiting from UBS, hiring advisors with a combined $410 million in AUM.
A veteran Merrill Lynch advisor with $1.5 million in production joins RBC Wealth Management.
Independent Financial Partners, an LPL firm, tapped a financial services veteran to recruit advisors from the wirehouse channel.
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BB&T is back in the business of buying banks for the first time in several years, even though most of its peers think regulators are opposed to big-bank M&A. BB&T's investments in compliance improvements make its executives feel confident about getting new deals done, CEO Kelly King says.
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Robert Benmosche, who is stepping down this weekend after five years as CEO of American International Groups chief executive, said he learned in May that he had nine months to a year to live.
Firm switches to LPL to help it attract "overlooked" wirehouse advisors with $250,000 or more in revenues.
HighTower has recruited newly formed 401(k) practice Fiduciary Plan Advisors to its network platform.
Deutsche Bank has hired two executives to oversee technology and operations.
Shane Hiller, who joined Umpqua a year ago to build the bank's high-net-worth business in San Francisco, rejoined his former employer as director and private banker.
A former Merrill Lynch advisor has joined Abbot Downing, a unit of Wells Fargo that serves ultra-wealthy clients.
RBC Wealth Management-U.S. announced Friday that it has recruited Roger Rath from Janney Montgomery Scott as a senior vice president and financial advisor for its Annapolis, Md., office.
A former Morgan Stanley executive with 30 years of experience has signed on with Zieglers wealth management division as its new senior managing director.
Deutsche Bank hired James Dilworth, chief executive officer of Allianz Global Investors Europe, to lead management of active assets.
Baird has appointed a director for its Houston market and has picked up another advisor with $350 million in client assets.
Securities America will acquire assets of a Missouri-based full-service broker-dealer with 368 advisors and $2.4 billion in client assets.
Raymond James has lured away two advisors managing $100 million in client assets from UBS.
Founders of IHT Management hope to create a wirehouse-like alternative to lure other advisors.
J.P. Morgan enticed advisors from competitors, including Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo, in a half dozen markets to fuel its nationwide expansion of wealth management.
Baird and McAdams Wright Ragen will combine offices in Portland, Ore., following Baird's recent acquisition of the Seattle-based broker-dealer.
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Mike Quimby will lead a team of more than 30 financial advisors and will help drive growth across the banks central region markets in six states.
Georges Chodron de Courcels resignation after more than 40 years at BNPParibas SA wont soften U.S. demands for a guilty plea and a $10 billion penalty from the French bank for sanctions violations, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Jason Stamm will lead a team of more than 350 investment, trust, private banking and financial planning professionals. He succeeds Mike Ott, who was recently named president of the business nationwide.
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Allison Couch's newly created role focuses on sales and distribution strategies across one of the industry's largest broker-dealer networks.
City National Bank hired five wealth management pros in its private client group in Californias central coast region.
Ben Pace, Deutsche Bank AGs chief investment officer for wealth management in the Americas, is leaving, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.
Formerly affiliated with MassMutual Financial Group, Joe Esposito and Keith Kiker will bring more than $150 million in client assets to Commonwealth.
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Two Merrill Lynch veterans who generated about $1.6 million have left the wirehouse for Raymond James & Associates.
UBS is shaking up its wealth management executive ranks, bringing in Paul Hatch as group managing director, in a move that the brass says will better serve advisors and clients.
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Morgan Stanley has lost two advisor teams that managed more than $400 million in assets.
Morgan Stanley is reshaping its executive ranks, appointing new heads for its private wealth management business and capital markets.
A new RIA in North Carolina formed by three recently departed wirehouse advisors has chosen to affiliate with Raymond James' custodian group.
Morgan Stanley, the top-ranked merger adviser so far this year, hired Barclays' Brad Whitman for its financial institutions banking group.
Executive pay packages have long been structured to reflect performance. But one key task that often gets short shrift from bank directors and CEOs is succession planning. Now pressure is mounting for that to change.
Despite a commitment by Schorsch to keep top executives, Roth, the former Advisor Group CEO, will head the new management team.
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Kevin Keefe replaces Adam Antoniades as RCS boss shuffles executives for the first time since buying five IBDs.
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Donald Runkle, who spent nearly 11 years as Raymond James Financial Services' chief compliance officer, resigned; the firm provided no explanation for the departure.
Hugh "Skip" McGee isn't just the head of a British bank's Americas division. He is one of its most lavishly paid officials and the only former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. alumnus on the executive committee.
Barclays said Hugh "Skip" McGee will step down as chief executive officer of its Americas unit, almost six years after the British bank bought the operation from the bankrupt Lehman Brothers Holdings.
The newly named exec is responsible for relationship management and business development for personal trust, investment management, and private banking in the New York area, Northern New Jersey and Boston.
The new director fills the last of three critical positions in the build-out of the Waterbury, Conn.-based private bank.
UBS is expanding its wealth management business in Asia and emerging markets by hiring client advisors, Juerg Zeltner, who heads the division globally excluding the U.S. and Canada, said in an interview.
After announcing growth plans earlier in the year, Advisor Group has taken the next step: hiring a new executive vice president of recruiting and acquisition strategy.
AUM drops 31% as more top brass depart, with parent SunTrust filling executive ranks with veterans of the bank.
E.J. Burke, one of the two new co-presidents of the Community Bank, will be responsible for Key Private Bank as well as Keys commercial and business banking segments.
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Wells Fargo is adding Bob Vorlop and Joe Nadreau to its executive, according to Mary Mack, president of Wells Fargo Advisors.
The bank's Private Client Reserve unit hired new wealth management professionals in Washington State, Denver, Kansas City and Naples, Fla.
Unity Bank, a subsidiary of Unity Bancorp, has opened a new division that will offer a wide range of investment products and services aimed at helping customers to grow and preserve wealth.
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Pimco's Mohamed El-Erian clashed with co-founder Bill Gross before announcing last month that he's leaving the firm, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Fidelity Investments, the mutual- fund firm best known for its star stock pickers since it was started almost seven decades ago, named former bond manager Charles Morrison to run its asset-management unit.
U.S. Bank hires senior executive away from PNC to help lead its Private Client Reserve unit in Florida.
Cambridge's Amy Webber says promotion is next step in complex internal succession plan.
Three of the new hires joined the firm's family office services group.
The BAM Alliance, a community of more than 140 independent wealth management firms across the U.S., has added nationally-known financial author and blogger Tim Mauer as its director of personal finance.
American College of Financial Services taps a Wells Fargo Advisors executive as chairwoman of its board of trustees.
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Pimco named four deputy chief investment officers in an overhaul of its leadership team after Mohamed El-Erian's decision last week to step down as chief executive officer.
A UBS team of advisors with a billion dollars under management has left the Swiss bank to form IFM Capital Advisors, an independent registered investment advisor, with the aid of Focus Financial Partners.
Raymond James & Associates' branch manager of the year has grown his complex's annual revenue to $32 million from $4 million and boosted client assets to $5 billion.
UBS has added a team of six former Morgan Stanley advisors to its office in Atlanta.
Pimco's Bill Gross said the firm plans to appoint more investment deputies in the coming weeks after the departure of Mohamed El-Erian.
The firm is expanding its operations, pulling talent from RBC Wealth Management and Wells Fargo Advisors.
Fidelity Investments said Ronald P. O'Hanley, the firm's head of asset management since 2010, will leave at the end of February, without giving a reason.
Mohamed El-Erian, widely viewed as the successor to Pimco's Bill Gross, resigned after six years as the firm struggles to stem record redemptions from the world's largest bond fund.
Dynasty Financial Partners has hired Ronald Sallet as senior vice president of network development, making good on its promise to boost business development in 2014.
Mohamed El-Erian resigned as head of bond-fund manager Pimco and will be replaced by Douglas Hodge.
Beirne Wealth Consulting, one of the nation's fastest growing fee-only RIA firms, has picked up a team of financial advisors from Morgan Stanley.
The Foundation for Financial Planning has named four new members to its board of trustees.
Edelman Financial Group announced Thursday that Tiburon Strategic Advisors managing partner Charles "Chip" Roame has been added to its board of directors.
The firm hired sales directors and other professionals in Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston and Madison, N.J., and opened an office in San Diego.
An advisory group in Winter Park, Fla. with $550 million in client assets leaves Morgan Stanley to go independent.
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The new hires are part of the wealth manager's campaign to increase its sales force by 50% and add private and mortgage bankers in key wealth markets by the end of 2014.
Citigroup Inc., the third-largest U.S. lender, said Deepak Sharma will retire as chairman of its private bank after 38 years with the firm.
Raymond James' Global Private Client Group CEO Chet Helck is retiring after a 25-year career with the firm.
In this newly created role, Philip Poole will lead research activity across the firms investment platform globally.
Rene Jones was also named one of two vice chairmen of M&T Bank.
A former top producer from Wells Fargo's private bank will manage client acquisition and relationship development activities across Websters four-state footprint.
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A pair of longtime Suntrust financial advisors have hooked up with LPL Financial to form their own practice.
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The firm hired five directors in Chicago, Seattle and Palm Beach Gardens as part of its campaign to boost its sales force and professional staff.
Benton Reichenau will be responsible for all product management for banking, wealth planning, and investment management and trust across U.S. Bank Wealth Managements three business lines.
John Quello and his son, Nathan, joined First Dakota National Bank from UBS Financial Services, where they produced more than $1.6 million in annual fees and commissions.
U.S. Bancorp has promoted P.W. Parker to vice chairman and chief risk officer, the Minneapolis company said Thursday.
Expansion-minded Savant Capital Management has bolstered its presence in the vibrant Chicago metropolitan market, acquiring Paragon Advisors, a $150 million firm in Naperville, Ill.
A big LPL practice with $3.7 billion in assets under management is picking up a $300 million Chicago-area firm.
The new hires are part of the wealth managers campaign to boost its sales force and add private and mortgage bankers and other professionals in key wealth markets by the end of 2014.
The Private Client Reserve hired a former Mayo Clinic executive to join the healthcare solutions team as vice president and healthcare banking specialist in Minneapolis.
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HSBC in McLean, Va., has hired a longtime Citigroup executive to lead its U.S. branch network.
Dan Driscoll will oversee six advisors and will work closely with M&T Bank regional presidents in their respective markets.
The firm appointed a former executive of Capital One Bank to a new position leading the firms private and escrow bankers and coordinating the activities of mortgage banking officers in the field.
The firm added two family wealth advisors in New York and Boston.
BNY Mellon Wealth Management made two senior hires in Boston and San Diego that are part of its recruiting campaign to increase its sales force by 50% by the end of next year.
The bank nabbed the assistant research director of GE Asset Management to lead the U.S. equity portfolio team.
The new directors will oversee business development in Pittsburgh; Westport, Conn.; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The company has a new deal with a Texas firm targeting ultrahigh-net-worth clients.
The firm added three advisors in the Palm Beach market, where business is growing.
Pimco, the bond manager that started expanding into stocks four years ago, hired Virginie Maisonneuve from Schroders to lead the push after Neel Kashkari left in January.
The former central region president will now oversee the Private Client Reserve and its 1,300 financial professionals nationwide
The Opsahl Group, led by senior advisor Joseph Opsahl and advisor Chris Hatfield, is leaving Merrill Lynchs Private Client Group to work with True, a key Dynasty Financial Partners firm in the Pacific Northwest.
JPMorgan has named a former U.S. Bancorp executive as the head of its wealth management business.
The industry veteran, who comes from Merrill Lynch, will be president of the firm's registered broker-dealer, ING Financial Partners.
J. Michael Evans, a vice chairman who ran emerging markets and was seen as a potential successor to CEO Lloyd C. Blankfein, is retiring after more than 20 years at the bank.
The firm has added a Florida-based team with over $1 billion in client assets to its independent channel.
The agency asked for the change as part of an effort to improve corporate governance at the company, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because discussions were confidential.
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Three big industry names are joining forces to form a new wealth management firm, Lebenthal Wealth Advisors.
Hector Sants, head of compliance and government, is to take a temporary leave of absence because of exhaustion and stress less than a year into the job.
The tax-focused independent broker-dealer has added two new executives to its management ranks.
In the latest deal for Focus Financial Firm, Boston-based RIA expands footprint, sees more acquisitions ahead.
Helen Nugent, an 18-year veteran of Northern Trust, oversees a team of five sales directors across a six-state region and will drive regional professional recruitment efforts.
The firm advises 119 families and has $540 million in assets under management.
Five former Merrill Lynch advisors with $900 million in assets have jumped to Janney in Connecticut.
Assets under management and state-registration among RIAs are up this year, with Dodd-Frank Act requirements resulting in a major industry shift.
VisionPoint Advisory Group is looking to use the giant independent broker-dealer as a base to expand by recruiting more advisors.
The independent broker-dealer network, which would be the nation's fourth-largest IBD if all its component businesses were consolidated, has named a 42-year-old internal candidate.
Independent RIAs in the increasingly competitive -- and lucrative -- San Francisco Bay Area market may have to raise their game, according to a leading investment banker.
Atlanta Capital and PFM say they will offer more concierge services to families with less than $20 million in AUM.
The hires are part of BNY Mellons campaign to increase its nationwide sales force and add private and mortgage bankers and other professionals in top U.S. wealth markets.
Geoffrey Brown, NAPFA's CEO as of July 1, speaks about his latest initiatives for the roughly 2,500-member organization of fee-only financial advisors. Brown succeeds Ellen Turf, who left NAPFA after 11 years as CEO.
Lincoln National, the insurer whose stock surged more than 60% this year, hired Ronald Holinsky from Janney Montgomery Scott to be chief compliance officer as the industry faces increased regulatory scrutiny.
The wealth manager moved its Cleveland office to a larger space that will accommodate more clients and more staff.
Raymond James continues to emphasize expansion along the West Coast with the addition of a former Morgan Stanley manager who will open a new office in San Diego.