The largest national and regional brokerages

Dec 25, 2011 @ 12:01 am

Firm # of retail offices Producing reps % chg vs. 2010 Client assets ($M) % chg vs. 2010 Total client accounts1 % chg vs. 2010
Ameriprise Financial Inc. 149 1,999 -2.4% $49,397.5 4.1% 365,418 -3.1%
Crowell Weedon 14 N/D N/A $8,100.0 -3.6% 40,500 1.3%
Hilliard Lyons 70 400 -2.7% $29,600.0 -2.0% 175,600 -3.5%
Janney Montgomery Scott 96 721 6.1% $48,400.0 -3.6% 302,600 -4.3%
Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. 704 16,722 8.0% $1,452,000.0 -1.0% 3,344,6622 6.9%
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney 772 17,291 -4.6% $1,560,000.0 -2.5% N/A N/A
Raymond James & Associates 221 1,096 1.3% $85,100.0 4.4% 498,000 5.1%
RBC Wealth Management 200 2,000 -4.8% $168,000.0 -2.9% 349,000 -6.2%
Southwest Securities Inc. 19 164 -17.6% $8,266.5 -10.5% 43,287 -3.3%
Stifel Nicolaus 287 1,961 2.1% $107,693.0 7.4% 681,346 8.5%
Wells Fargo Advisors 4,300 15,188 N/A $1,100,000.0 3.1% 25,630,465 3.6%
As of Sept. 30. N/A = not available, N/D = not disclosed. All information was supplied by the firms. Davenport & Co., Morgan Keegan, Scott and Stringfellow, Strene Agee, Wedbush Securities and UBS Wealth Management Americas did not participate in the survey. 1Includes active and inactive accounts. 2Active accounts only. Source: 3Q 2011 financial statements, InvestmentNews
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