Banks and other financial companies that are willing to stomach a few more quarters of volatility could find themselves well positioned to acquire wealth management companies or talent, according to analysts and industry executives.

Sean Cuniff, a research director of brokerage and wealth management for TowerGroup Inc., an independent research firm owned by MasterCard Inc., said that many wealth managers see the "opportunities in the upheaval" of the financial industry and that he expects banks to be buyers rather than sellers in the wealth management sector over the next few years.

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