Recruiting Roundup: LPL Adds 25-Branch Bank to Platform

The $750 million group is based in Pennsylvania and recently added a $120 million rep to its wealth operations

Firms are fairly quiet about recruiting in early-'16. Firms are fairly quiet about recruiting in early-'16.

Recruiting and other hiring news slowed down considerably in the second week of January. Still, two wealth-management firms reported developments.

LPL Financial (LPLA), for instance, said that Scranton, Pennsylvania-based Peoples Security Bank & Trust joined its institutional platform.

Peoples, a 25-branch bank and trust company, stated that its decision was based on a desire to grow its wealth-management business and to consolidate its investment services onto a single broker-dealer platform.

The company had roughly $750 million in wealth management assets, including investment management and trust accounts, as of Dec. 31.

Peoples also reported that it recently acquired the asset management and retirement plan services of Edward J. Gilmartin/Gilmartin Associates of Scranton. Gilmartin had some $120 million of client assets, as of Nov. 15, and joined the bank's wealth-management group as managing director of retirement plan services.

Meanwhile, Fiduciary Trust Company International says it made some organizational changes in the wake of the departure of its President & CEO Henry Johnson.

Lawrence Sternkopf will become president and chief operating officer of Fiduciary Trust. Sternkopf will continue to oversee operations and technology, as well as custody, tax services, treasury and finance functions, and will assume additional responsibilities for compliance and human resources.

William Yun, former president of Fiduciary Trust and current board member, will serve as interim CEO. He will also continue his current responsibilities leading Franklin Templeton’s specialized and alternative investment groups. An external search for a new CEO is currently underway.

Gail Cohen will assume the role of chair of the board of directors from James Goodfellow. As general trust counsel, Cohen will continue to oversee trust and estate services, as well as client relationship functions.

Goodfellow will remain on Fiduciary Trust’s board and transition his chairman responsibilities to Cohen.

Read the Jan. 7 Recruiting Roundup at ThinkAdvisor.

 

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