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Plus, fast-growing firms boost AUM.
Stifel recruited an Oppenheimer team that managed more than $3.9 billion in client assets. Besides grabbing the mega team, the brokerage also added a former New York governor to its roster of advisers. David Paterson joined a group that manages $2 billion in client assets.

In other recruiting grabs, Benjamin F. Edwards and Ameriprise each landed advisers with combined AUMs of more than $600 million, and a $500 million team left Morgan Stanley for HighTower.

To read the latest round-up of adviser moves, click through our slideshow.

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