February 9, 2010 / 6:16 PM / 8 years ago

RPT-FACTBOX-Comparison of largest U.S. wealth managers

 (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
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 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

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