Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, the wirehouse’s independent channel, says it added a team with some $1.6 billion in client assets from UBS and four advisors.
The group includes veteran advisors Ted Chartier, Susan Freeman, Thomas Freeman and Matthew Sayers, who are working with FiNet advisor Gregory Spears.
The practice is called FCS Private Wealth Management and is based in Leawood, Kansas. Spears has been in the business for 32 years. He joined Wells Fargo in 2015 after being with UBS for the prior four years and from 1997 to 2004.
The advisors recently moving to FiNet from UBS have more than 100 years of combined industry experience. Chartier, for instance, was with UBS for the past 17 years; Susan Freeman has nine years in the business, while Thomas Freeman has spent three decades as an advisor.
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Raymond James Adds UBS Team
Raymond James added an employee team in Miami from UBS that works with $300 million. It includes advisors Ernesto Angueira and Eric Muñoz.
They join Raymond James & Associates’ Miami-area office.They are joined by investment portfolio associate Nicholas Suarez and client service associate Natalia Navarro and operate as Alianza Wealth Management Group of Raymond James.
“To have the ability to manage a multi-jurisdiction and diverse business on one platform that is also technologically sophisticated was very appealing to us,” said Angueira, in a statement.
Angueira has been in the business for 34 years; he spent 19 years at UBS and 15 years in private banking with Chase. Muñoz began his financial services career in 2000 at UBS.
Advisor Julio Revuelta also moved to Raymond James & Associates in Miami from Safra Securities, where he worked with $250 million. His experience includes a variety of roles at HSBC and Royal Bank of Canada.
Stifel Adds 6 From Wells Fargo
Meanwhile, Stifel Financial says it recruited six advisors from Wells Fargo Advisors with a total of about $540 million in assets.
The new recruits include three in Anderson, Indiana: the father-son team of Steve and Daniel Bottomley, working with $310 million, and Paul Church, who manages $60 million.
“I am extremely excited to be reunited with Steve, Paul, and Kimberly Morse, registered client service associate,” said Steve Warner, branch manager, in a statement.