CHICAGO, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HighTower announces that the former Westchester Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and Legacy Group of Morgan Stanley have joined to launch Cognetic Capital Advisors. Co-founders Joel Talish, CEO, and John Buffa, Managing Director, lead the new team, which manages $1 billion in assets and is located in HighTower's New York City offices.
"2016 was one of the most successful years in HighTower history, and we're continuing that momentum into 2017 with two significant additions," said Michael Parker, Chief Development Officer, HighTower. "Joel, John and the rest of the team at Cognetic Capital Advisors exemplify the high caliber of independent business that thrives on the HighTower platform."
Cognetic Capital's co-founders have almost 50 years of collective capital markets and family wealth advisory experience. Previously, Mr. Buffa spent more than 19 years at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Talish was with Wells Fargo for over a decade and has more than 25 years of investment and money management experience within the global capital markets.
Cognetic Capital Advisors is the second billion-dollar team to join the HighTower community in 2017. Earlier this month, Fortress Wealth Planning launched on the HighTower platform in Jacksonville, Fla.
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