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Merrill Lynch lost a billion-dollar team. But the firm picked up a UBS team with $500 million in assets and generating $3.1 million in annual revenue and another group from RBC that managed $300 million in assets.

Yet the wirehouse wasn't the only winner in the competition for top talent. Ameriprise picked up a team managing $240 million in client assets, while rival firm Baird grabbed a wirehouse team generating more than $2 million in annual revenue.

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