Advisors Al Weaver and John Worcester had reached a breaking point.

They had been with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, now Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, for 21 years and "never entertained talking to anybody," Worcester said.  Initially, when a recruiter from Ameriprise had approached the two about changing firms, the two men, who have been a team for that entire time, agreed, but only, "because it sounded like a good place to go to dinner," Worcester said.

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