UBS (UBS) has added new advisors with combined assets of $850 million. Mark Wilkins joined from Merrill Lynch (BAC) in St. Louis, where he worked for 21 years and had some $425 million in assets he’s in St. Louis.
In Newtown, Pennsylvania, the Penn Management Group — made up of Drew Barlow, Brian McKeon and Kirk Hasen — joined from Morgan Stanley (MS) in Doylestown, where they had about $270 million in AUM. They report to Clayton Bedford, branch manager, and Ted Durkin, complex director.
Also in Pennsylvania, Emilio “JJ” Valdez moved to UBS in Conshohocken. He will report to Keith Brown, branch manager, and Ted Durkin, complex director; earlier Valdez was with Merrill Lynch, where he had approximately $155 million in assets.
Wells Fargo has welcomed the Baller Financial Group and team members David and Wayne Baller to its new Dayton, Ohio office, which is led by Jamie Phillips, Dayton complex manager. The father and son team come from UBS, where they managed about $300 million in combined client assets.
Meanwhile, Debra Briskin, formerly with UBS, has joined Merrill Lynch in Stamford, Connecticut. Briskin, who began her career in 1984 at Merrill Lynch, will report to Katie Flaherty, market executive.
Hybrid broker-dealer and investment advisor firm HighTower Advisors says it has welcomed Legacy Wealth Group. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based team previously managed close to $600 million in assets.
Earlier, managing partners William Van Dresser and Elden LeGaux were executive vice presidents and managing directors of wealth management at Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust of Coral Gables. The third managing partner, Eugene Frankel, was an investment manager at Digital Sky Technologies.
Landmark Bank-affiliate Landmark Investments says it will now provide services to its clients through Raymond James (RJF). The investment services team, led by Douglas Moore, executive vice president and wealth management director, was affiliated with Cetera Investment Services for more than 18 years.