50th Team Joins LPL Employee Advisor Channel

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After the downturn in the stock and bond markets in 2022, the team recognized the need for more flexibility of financial solutions, LPL said. After an “extensive due diligence process, the team turned to LPL for the next chapter of their business,” according to LPL.

Another Recruiting Win

Separately, LPL said Tuesday that advisors Brock Hively, Josh Smeltzer, Aaron Gingrich and Emily Sides joined LPL Financial to launch a new independent practice, Sides Wealth Advisory Group.

They chose to affiliate with LPL’s supported independence model, LPL Strategic Wealth Services, and reported having served about $900 million in advisory, brokerage and retirement plan assets. They joined LPL from RBC.

The York, Pennsylvania financial advisor was looking for more control and ownership of its business, along with the flexibility to provide more customized support, LPL said.

“We look forward to tapping into LPL’s innovative tools and resources to create differentiated experiences as we deepen existing client relationships and develop new ones,” Sides said in a statement. ”We’re excited to have more flexibility and take a more personal approach.”

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