(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co's
In Florida, adviser Lou Walsh joined Wells' Jacksonville office from UBS AG's
In New Jersey, adviser Eric Zakarin joined Wells' Westfield office from Morgan Stanley's
In New York, advisers Courtenay Hathcock, Frederick Rossetter and William "Bill" Black moved to Wells from UBS, where they managed $418 million in client assets. They joined Wells' New York-Penn Center branch in Manhattan and report to branch manager Ted Geller at Wells.
Wells Fargo Advisors, based in St. Louis, is the third-largest U.S. brokerage, following Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and Bank of America Corp's Merrill Lynch. UBS Wealth Management Americas ranks fourth. The four firms often vie for the same pool of top advisers.
Morgan Stanley confirmed the departure but declined to comment further. UBS did not immediately return a request for comment.
(Reporting by Ashley Lau in New York; Editing by Chris Reese)