Baird recruited three wirehouse advisers who oversaw nearly $400 million in client assets, the firm said.

The new hires, who joined earlier this month, opened two offices with Baird in Morristown, New Jersey, and West Palm Beach, Florida.

Joining in West Palm Beach are ex-Wells Fargo advisers Keith Epstein and Andrew Oremland, who oversaw a combined $243 million in client assets, according to Baird.

Slideshow
Billion-dollar recruits: Biggest adviser moves of 2016
Collectively, this year’s mega movers managed more than $23 billion in client assets.

Both are veterans of A.G. Edwards, a predecessor firm of Wells Fargo Advisors.

Epstein began his career there in 1994, FINRA BrokerCheck records show. Oremland started his career at Olde Discount Corporation in 1995, and later transitioned to A.G. Edwards in 1998, according to BrokerCheck.

Adviser Robert Browne, an industry veteran of 27 years, joined Baird to open a new office with the firm in Morristown, New Jersey.
Adviser Robert Browne, an industry veteran of 27 years, joined Baird to open a new office with the firm in Morristown, New Jersey.

Robert Browne, who also joined from Wells Fargo, oversaw $146 million in client assets, according to Baird.

Like Epstein and Oremland, Browne also has previous experience at A.G. Edwards; he started working at the firm in 1995 until it was acquired by Wells Fargo in 2008.

Browne, who is based in Morristown, started his career at Halpert and Company in 1989, according to BrokerCheck.

A spokeswoman for Wells Fargo could not be reached for immediate comment.

Baird currently has about 875 financial advisors operating in 28 states. The Milwaukee-based firm says it has about $115 billion in client assets.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All On Wall Street content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access