Baird recruited a branch manager from Wells Fargo and a financial advisor managing about $150 million in assets from RBC Capital Markets.

Branch manager James W. McGuire left his post at Wells Fargo Advisors to join Baird's Philadelphia office where he will oversee 10 employees. In his new position he will also serve as a financial advisor. While at Wells Fargo, he managed the wirehouse's office in Conshohocken, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia.

McGuire has been in the financial services industry since 1992, according to FINRA records. In 2005 he started work at A.G. Edwards, which was later acquired by Wachovia and then Wells Fargo. A spokeswoman for Wells Fargo confirmed McGuire's departure.

In another pickup for Milwaukee-based Baird, former RBC advisor Christopher J. Coburn has joined Baird's Denver office. Coburn had been an advisor at RBC since 2005. Previously, he worked at Wachovia.

Baird currently has more than 800 advisors in 80 offices in 26 states.

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