Barclays Wealth has tapped eight financial advisors to join its Los Angeles and Chicago forces in its latest move to bolster its Americas expansion strategy.

Barclays Wealth has tapped eight financial advisors to join its Los Angeles and Chicago forces in its latest move to bolster its Americas expansion strategy.

In Los Angeles, Barclays has hired Lisa Amster as a director, Audra Lalley as vice president, Mark T. Lindee as managing director, Kevin Monaco as director, and David Garfin as vice president. They all report to Los Angeles regional manager Brian Sears.

Amster joins Barclays after serving for 10 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a private wealth advisor in the markets coverage group that targets ultra high net worth families and individuals.

Lalley comes to Barclays from Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. She has worked with high net worth individuals and families for more than 20 years at Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Lindee comes from Wells Fargo, which he joined when the firm acquired his predecessor firm Wachovia in 2009. Lindee, who has spent 20 years in wealth management, has also served at Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Schroders.

Monaco comes to Barclays after serving as a relationship manager handling high net worth families and individuals at Credit Suisse Private Banking, which he joined in 2005. Monaco, who has worked in the wealth management industry for more than 15 years, has also served in management roles at CIBC Oppenheimer, Deutsche Bank and Smith Barney.

Garfin also comes to Barclays after serving as a relationship manager at Credit Suisse Private Banking. He joined that firm in 2005 after spending 10 years as an advisor at Oppenheimer in Los Angeles and New York.

In Chicago, three-member team Stuart Buck, William Scherr and David Yaccino join from Goldman Sachs. They now report to Chicago regional manager Chris Williams.

Buck most recently served as a private wealth advisor at Goldman Sachs, which he joined in 1987. His specialties include asset allocation, equity investment management and philanthropic strategies.

Scherr has served as a private wealth advisor at Goldman Sachs starting in 1990. His specialties include working with structured equity portfolios, portfolios of high net worth clients and single stock risk management.

Yaccino was most recently a private wealth advisor at Goldman Sachs for 17 years, focusing on alternative investments, cash management and fixed income. Before that, he served as an investment banker at the energy derivatives group at Bankers Trust.

Lorie Konish writes for On Wall Street.