Slideshow Advisors on the Move: Baird Lands Advisors With $215 AUM

  • February 17 2014, 9:23pm EST
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Who's News: Recent Advisor Career Moves

Former Wells Fargo Advisors with $215 AUM join Baird, a $300 million Morgan Stanley team goes independent and Raymond James recruits several advisors to its ranks. Here are some of the most recent advisor moves in the employee advisor channel

Baird Grabs Wells Fargo Team With $215 Million AUM

February 10, 2014

Baird has added a Wells Fargo Advisors group with $215 million in assets under management to its Kansas City office.

The Gollier, Henning & Waters Group is comprised of Director Frederick Gollier, Vice President Christopher Waters and Vice President Michael Henning, who will also become branch manager.

Gollier is a veteran of the financial services industry, having begun his career at A.G. Edwards in 1970. Henning also began his career at the same firm, in 1999, staying through mergers with Wachovia and Wells Fargo. Waters has been a financial advisor since 1985, having joined Wells Fargo in 2008.

Image: Frederick Gollier, Michael Henning and Christopher Waters

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Baird Lands Wells Fargo Advisor With $60 Million AUM

Baird landed a veteran Wells Fargo advisor with $60 million in assets under management.
Lawrence Magid will be joining Baird at its Dallas office as vice president. Magid has been in the financial service industry since 1987 when he joined A.G. Edwards. He stayed with that firm through mergers with Wachovia and Wells Fargo.

Image: Lawrence Magid

RBC Recruits Veteran Wells Fargo Advisor with $140 Million AUM

RBC Wealth Management has recruited James Leslie, a veteran Wells Fargo advisor with $140 million in assets under management and about $1 million in production, to its Pittsburgh office.

Leslie has more than three decades experience in the financial services industry, having spent most of his career with Wells Fargo. Joining him at RBC is Paula Ottaviani, a client associate.

“We are rapidly continuing to expand our presence in the Pittsburgh area with seasoned, talented financial advisors like James, as this is an important market for the firm,” Ken M. Ross, senior managing director for the firm’s Pittsburgh complex, said in a statement.

$300M Morgan Stanley Breakaway Group Joins FSC

February 10, 2014

Independent broker-dealer FSC Securities Corporation in Atlanta has landed a $300 million breakaway advisory group from Morgan Stanley.

Cherrington Brotsky Conscious Capital, based in Bluffton, S.C., works with the retiree market and frequently conducts financial planning seminars.

FSC, a member of the Advisor Group network, is based in Atlanta. Advisor Group's new CEO, Erica McGinnis, said last month she is looking at acquisitions to drive further growth.

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Steward Partners Looking to Grow With Citigroup Hire

February 10, 2014

Steward Partners Global Advisory is gearing up for growth by hiring a former Citigroup executive as COO.

Hy Saporta will help Steward Partners transition new advisors as the recently-established wealth management firm grows. Since launching three months ago, Steward Partners has opened three offices and plans to have between 50-60 advisors in six offices stretching from Washington, D.C. to Boston.

“My role as COO is to keep the wheels on the car,” says Saporta, who was previously chief operating officer for Citigroup’s Global Learning and Development division.

Raymond James Lands Wells Fargo Duo

Raymond James has recruited David Rodrigo and Jason Goldberg, two Wells Fargo advisors with a combined $101 million in assets under management, to its Blue Ash, Ohio, office.

The duo will become the Goldberg and Rodrigo Financial Group of Raymond James. The two advisors had $900,000 in revenue at Wells Fargo.

Rodrigo, CPA and CFP, is a graduate of both the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University. Goldberg has 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, and studied at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. Both men started their careers at A.G. Edwards, staying through its merger with Wells Fargo.

Joining them at Raymond James is Stacey King, a registered client associate with an associate degree in paralegal studies from the University of Cincinnati.

Image: David Rodrigo, Stacey King and Jason Goldberg

Raymond James Recruits Stifel Advisor with $94 Million AUM

February 14, 2013

Raymond James has recruited a former Stifel, Nicolaus & Company advisor with $94 million in client assets for its Woodbury, N.Y., office.

Alex Gallego, who will become senior vice president of investments, had more than $1 million in fees and commissions while at Stifel. Gallego has two decades of experience in the financial services industry. He most recently was a branch manager at Stifel in Oytser Bay, N.Y.

Image: Alex I. Gallego