Four months after resigning "in light of the company's concerns about [his] interactions with other employees," a former LPL Financial executive has a new job -- with a firm whose recent regulatory history might fall under the label, "it's complicated."

As head of independent advisor services for the nation's largest independent broker-dealer, Derek Bruton worked with thousands of advisors. In his new role, he'll oversee 70 employees as CEO of Lucia Capital Group -- a holding company that owns multiple subsidiary firms, including two RIAs (RJL Capital Management and RJL Wealth Management) and a broker-dealer.

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