Raymond James says an advisor has joined its independent channel from Edward Jones, where he had around $195 million in client assets.

Fred Fryer has joined Raymond James Financial Services. He is joined by client service associates Melissa Koenig and Rebekah Fritz.

The practice operates as Fryer Wealth Planning in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The team serves business owners, corporate executives, pre-retirees and retirees, according to Raymond James.

They were attracted to Raymond James because of its “vast resources,” according to Fryer.

“Its cutting-edge technology, planning software and investment research all contribute to our improved ability to develop fully customized financial plans for our clients,” he said in a statement.

“Additionally, the level of autonomy I now have within my practice presents an exciting opportunity to accelerate my staff’s professional development,” he added.

Fryer has been in the industry since 2010, when he registered with Edward Jones, according to his BrokerCheck record.