Baird Private Wealth Management, a division of Milwaukee-based Baird has not said exactly how many advisors they want to recruit from the wirehouse channel this year, but this much is clear: the Arizona market is heating up.

The company announced Monday that it hired Russ Guard, a senior vice president and Jacob Duffy, a vice president, as advisors for its Scottsdale, Ariz. office to serve its Phoenix-Scottsdale market. Guard and Duffy previously were advisors at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. They oversaw a combined $150 million in client assets, and produced more than $1 million in commission and fees for the firm, and have almost 35 years of experience in the business.

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