A three-adviser team managing $300 million at Wells Fargo Advisors in Tryon, N.C., has gone independent and affiliated with LPL.
The breakaway firm, Ashworth Financial Group, will use the services of LPL Strategic Wealth Services, a new unit that hopes to attract breakaway wirehouse advisers managing more than $200 million by providing them with more services than its purely independent model.
Mike Ashworth, Steve Collie and Katheryn Gordon are the advisers making the move. Ashworth began his securities career in 1998 at PaineWebber and moved to A.G. Edwards, a predecessor of Wells Fargo, the following year. Collie joined A.G. Edwards in 1997. Gordon began her career at Wells Fargo in 2016.