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Hilliard Lyons hires 6 advisors managing $764M

After overhauling its growth strategy, Hilliard Lyons has grabbed six new advisors from competitors.

The new hires joined the Louisville, Kentucky-based firm after it became a signatory to the Broker Protocol in March.

Among the firm’s newest is an advisor with past experience at the regional brokerage. Terry Sanctis had worked at Hilliard Lyons for about a year in 2002 before joining PNC Investments where he worked for 14 years, according to FINRA BrokerCheck records. He managed $187 million in client assets, according to Hilliard Lyons. Now he is returning to Hilliard Lyons, in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, and he is bringing his son, Zach Sanctis, along with him.

Terry Sanctis has 33 years of experience in the industry, according to BrokerCheck.

A spokeswoman at PNC Bank declined to comment on the departure.

Terry Sanctis - Hilliard Lyons - November 26, 2018

Joining Hilliard Lyons in Knoxville, Tennessee, is Adam Burnett, who has left SunTrust Investment Services. Burnett managed $70 million client assets while at his former employer, according to Hilliard Lyons. He spent seven years at Suntrust, according to FINRA BrokerCheck.

A spokesman at SunTrust declined to comment on Burnett’s move.

Christopher Conley has recently joined Hilliard Lyons from UBS in Columbus, Ohio. He managed around $70 million in client assets, according to Hilliard Lyons (a person familiar with the matter said his AUM was $65 million during his tenure at UBS). Conley spent the past 11 years at UBS, according to FINRA BrokerCheck. He has 26 years of experience in the industry.

A spokeswoman at UBS declined to comment on his departure.

Joining in Indianapolis is Aaron Frye, an advisor managing around $55 million, according to Hilliard Lyons. He had previously been with Raymond James for seven years, and has been in the industry for 15, according to BrokerCheck.

A spokeswoman at Raymond James declined to comment on the departure.

Shane Prier joined Hilliard Lyons in Columbus, Ohio. Prier’s last employer was JPMorgan Chase, where he was terminated earlier this year for allegedly “entering inaccurate information” in his annual account reviews, according to a note the firm entered into his FINRA BrokerCheck record.

A spokeswoman at J.P. Morgan declined to comment on his termination.

In response to the claim, Prier said he complied with all account review requirements, according to FINRA BrokerCheck.

“I believe I fully complicated with all account review requirements but my notes in the system were insufficient to demonstrate that I had spoken with the client,” Prier wrote in a note contained on his BrokerCheck record.

Prier did not respond to a request for further comment on the matter.

Prier managed $80 million in client assets while he was at JPMorgan, according to Hilliard Lyons. The firm did not respond to a request for an updated number.

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