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The breakneck pace of breakaway brokers transitioning to independence is going strong.

Two separate $1 billion teams leaving Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley to sign on to HighTower Advisors' outsourcing platform highlighted the flurry of Q1 breakaway moves.

HighTower's platform rival Dynasty Financial Partners also scored some major breakaway clients, while Focus Financial Partners, Snowden Lane, Raymond James and Steward Partners all added breakaway teams to their stable of advisers.

To learn more about these and other breakaway broker moves, click through our slideshow. For a look at the previous roundup of moves, see Mega breakaways: Largest teams to go indie in 2016.