Barclays Wealth Grabs 8 FAs From Wells, Morgan, Goldman

The reps will work in the Los Angeles and Chicago offices after moving over from Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo

Barclays Wealth said Thursday that it hired eight advisors in Los Angeles and Chicago from Morgan Stanley (MS), Wells Fargo (WFC) and Goldman Sachs (GS) with a combined production level of $38 million for that past 12 months and some $4.5 billion in total assets. That represents an average level of yearly fees and commissions of $4.75 million per recruited FA and $563 million in average assets under management.

“We are pleased to welcome these seasoned advisors to Barclays Wealth," said Mitch Cox (left), head of Barclays Wealth in the Americas, in a press release. “Our unique combination of custom wealth management, rich intellectual capital and direct access to the global resources of Barclays continues to attract top-performing advisors who seek a world-class platform with the high touch of a boutique to serve their clients.”

The five new Barclays Wealth FAs in Los Angeles are: Lisa Amster, formerly of Goldman Sachs; Audra Lalley, previsouly a vice president with Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management; Mark T. Lindee, joining from Wells Fargo; and Kevin Monaco and David Garfin, formerly with Credit Suisse Private Banking.

All five advisors, or investment representatives (as they are referred to by Barclays Wealth), report to regional manager Brian Sears.

The three advisors being added to the Chicago office from Goldman Sachs are Stuart Buck, William Scherr and David Yaccino. They now report to regional manager Chris Williams.

“We are delighted to welcome this select group of professionals to Barclays Wealth as we continue to expand in the Americas,” said Steve Houston, who oversees the regional offices and investment representative network as head of wealth management for the Americas.

Barclays Wealth now has 13 offices across the U.S. with 250-plus financial advisors.

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