Raymond James recruited financial advisors Jim Broadway, Jim Broadway Jr., Kyle Evens, Kent Nuzum, CFP, and William Perkins, RICP, to its independent channel. The registered representatives previously worked for Wells Fargo Advisors.
They are based in Roswell, Georgia, according to Todd Gartrell, Southeast regional director for Raymond James Financial Services, and have collectively managed more than $550 million in client assets and had $2.7 million in annual fees and commissions.
“Each of us was looking for a firm that offers independence, focuses on its wealth management business and provides a high level of client and advisor support. We are pleased we found that at Raymond James,” said Jim Broadway Sr., in a statement.
He began his career in financial services 34 years ago at A.G. Edwards, which as acquired by Wachovia and then Wells Fargo. Jim Broadway Jr., began his financial services career in 2014.
Meanwhile Evens has been in the industry for 30 years. Nuzum has more than 21 years of industry experience, starting with Morgan Stanley in 1996 and transitioning to A.G. Edwards in 2005.
Perkins became a financial advisor with A.G. Edwards in 1982.
After 10 years at Merrill Lynch, Michael Henley has left to affiliate with Dynasty Financial Partners and form an independent practice, Wyeth Private Wealth in Chadds Forth, Pennsylvania.
He is joined by private wealth advisors and managers Alison Brooks, Steve Maconi, Tracy McGuire and Mark Jackson, as well as relationship manager and CCO Brittany Kalsky. Also moving to Dynasty are associates Erin Yake and David Clark. The advisors have a total of $930 million in client assets.
Henley was with Merrill Lynch since 2007. “By partnering with Dynasty Financial Partners, we are able to upgrade, improve, or enhance all services that we provide to wealthy families,” he said in a statement.
Dynasty President and CEO Shirl Penney added, “Wyeth Private Wealth represents everything that is great about the future of the independent wealth management industry. They are a young team of exceptional advisors who place all of their priorities on serving their clients’ needs and are complete believers in the fiduciary based advisory model.”
Wyeth has selected Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services to provide custody services for its clients’ assets and Black Diamond for performance reporting.