Benjamin F. Edwards opened a new branch office and recruited three advisors with a combined $231 million in client assets.

The brokerage firm opened the new office in Paris, Texas. The office is the firm's second in the state, the firm says.

Wells Fargo advisor Robert M. Smith has joined the firm's new office as a senior vice president of investments, according to Benjamin Edwards. Prior to Wells Fargo, Smith spent nearly 24 years at A.G. Edwards, according to FINRA records.

Senior Financial Associate Mary Olsen also moved with Smith, the firm says.

Todd and Jamie Brunner, a husband-and-wife team from Edward Jones, joined Benjamin Edwards at the firm's office in Decatur, Ill.

The St. Louis-based firm now has 51 offices in 24 states and employs more than 400 employees.

Benjamin Edwards recently lured three advisors who collectively managed $348 million in AUM.

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