Steward Partners Global Advisory LLC, a New York-based employee-owned, independent partnership associated with Raymond James Financial Services Inc., has hired the Dooley Group to staff its new office in Austin, Texas, according to a news release.

The Dooley Group is comprised of Gene Dooley, who joins Steward as managing director, Wes DeVoe, who joins as vice president, and Taryn Bertetto.

The team was formerly with Merrill Lynch, where they managed over $134 million in client assets for high-net-worth families and individuals.

This is the Steward’s 21st location nationwide, its third in Texas and the fifth new office opening this year.