Raymond James named Scott Curtis (left) to lead its independent broker/dealer unit, Raymond James Financial Services, replacing CEO Dick Averitt, who retires in 2012 after 33 years with the firm. Curtis has served as senior vice president of the Raymond James & Associates private client group. Tash Elwyn will take over as president of RJ&A's private client business, succeeding Dennis Zank, who's been named chief operating officer of the parent company.

David Rosenberg, co-chief operating officer at Ladenburg Thalmann, and Peter Blum, head of capital markets at the firm, will now take over as co-presidents and CEOs of Ladenburg's broker/dealer. They'll replace Mark Zeitchick, who will continue to serve as executive vice president at Ladenburg and as a member of the firm's board.

JHS Capital Advisors has added a new wealth management team in Osterville, Mass., with $250 million in AUM. The team, led by Alfred Schofield (left), includes Senior Vice Presidents Dennis Cambal and Geoff Cambal as well as Vice Presidents Tom Cypoliski and John Sargent. The team joins from RBC Wealth Management.