HighTower has added its 46th team with the addition of Wolf-Collins Wealth Management in Red Bank, N.J. 

William Wolf and Ethan Collins have joined HighTower as partners. They currently manage $440 million in assets for clients, businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Previously, they were senior members of Merrill Lynch’s Barth/Wolf/ Collins Group. Wolf was senior vice president, wealth management, and a portfolio manager in the personal investment advisory program.

Collins was vice president and wealth management advisor. He also previously retired as a senior officer in the U.S. Army after 20 years of service.

“HighTower offers all the benefits of independence coupled with the support of a leading partnership comprised of some of the nation’s most distinguished financial advisors,” said Wolf. “HighTower’s mission is straightforward, and is fully aligned with our own: put the clients’ interests first.”