Stifel Financial has recruited a team from Merrill Lynch that has managed about $500 million in client assets.
The Metcalf, Cole & Masopust Group is based in Southbury, Connecticut, and includes advisors Chris Metcalf; Jeff Cole, CFP; and Alison Masopust. The team includes client associates Joan Buonocore and Sabrina Gross.
“Stifel CEO Ron Kruszewski has built a firm that continues to appeal to large teams that are increasingly given directives by bank-owned entities while maintaining a culture that is solely focused on the financial advisor and their clients,” said John Pierce, head of recruitment, in a statement.
Metcalf spent the past 10 years at Merrill Lynch, as did Cole and Masopust. Earlier, Metcalf was with UBS for 19 years; Cole spent eight years at UBS, while Masopust worked there for two.