Fidelity Investments has helped a record 185 brokers leave wirehouses and join registered investment advisory firms and independent broker-dealers so far in 2009, the company said Monday.

Several trends, including brokers’ joining roll-up firms, should push that number higher in 2010, according to Scott Dell’Orfano, executive vice president of Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services, the company’s registered investment advisor (RIA) custody unit.

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