Raymond James recruited three wirehouse complex managers who oversaw advisors with more than $17 billion in client assets, the firm said.

The managers, formerly with UBS and Wells Fargo, will recruit advisors for three new offices that they are opening for Raymond James' employee channel.

Judson Potter left UBS to join Raymond James as the firm's Connecticut complex manager. Potter, working from Westport, began his career in 1992 with PaineWebber before it was acquired by UBS, according to FINRA records. While at UBS, Potter oversaw more than 40 advisors with about $4.5 billion in AUM, according to a statement from Raymond James.

In Paramus, N.J., Christopher Leavy joins Raymond James from Wells Fargo Advisors.  He now serves as Northern New Jersey complex manager for Raymond James. The firm said that while Leavy was at Wells Fargo, he oversaw 65 advisors with about $5 billion in AUM.

Leavy started his advisory career with Oppenheimer in 1982, according to FINRA records. He later worked for PaineWebber.

A third recruit, Gary Sievewright, also joins Raymond James from Wells Fargo. While at the wirehouse, he oversaw 95 advisors with more than $8 billion in client assets, according to Raymond James.

In his new position, Sievewright serves as Wisconsin complex manager from a temporary office in Brookfield, a suburb of Milwaukee.

Sievewright started his career at Merrill Lynch in 1988. He later worked at Prudential Securities, which became part of Wachovia before it was acquired by Wells Fargo.

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