(Reuters) - Focus Financial Partners LLC, a firm that has grown by acquiring independent advisor teams across the United States, has hired a former Fidelity Investments director to help advisors transition as it looks to cull more top talent from the nation's biggest brokerages.

New York-based Focus said on Thursday that Garry Taylor has joined the firm as director of advisor services. He was previously director of client implementation at Fidelity, where he oversaw the transition of more than 20 teams with an upwards of $5 billion in client assets.

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