(Repeating to additional clients)
NEW YORK, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Fallout from the 2008 financial market meltdown and a recruiting war dented the largest U.S. brokerage and advisory firms. Weeks after the top three American companies announced mixed fourth-quarter results, embattled Swiss bank UBS UBSN.VX (UBS.N) on Tuesday said its advisers and clients continue to flee. (For news on UBS results, click on [ID:nLDE61802M]
Below are key fourth-quarter figures for the top U.S. firms and UBS Wealth Management Americas, the No. 4 brokerage since UBS bought PaineWebber in 2000.
Morgan Stanley Merrill Lynch Wells Fargo UBS Americas#
Smith Barney* Advisers 18,135 15,006 14,961 7,084 Assets 1.56 trln 1.27 trln 1.1 trln 690 bln Revenue 3.14 bln 3.08 bln 2.88 bln 1.30 bln Profit($) 162 mln 446 mln 131 mln 166 mln+ * MSSB adviser account is global, but mostly U.S. # UBS figures in US$, exchange rate 1.068 Swiss francs = US$1 + Pretax