In a new strategic direction, Washington Wealth Management, a two-year old firm that has been growing on a tear by luring advisors from wirehouses, has joined LPL, bringing $750 million in assets under management to the country's largest independent broker-dealer.

The move follows on the heels of the departure earlier this year of San Diego-based firm's founder Anthony Sirianni, who left to start a new venture. The LPL alliance appears to mark a departure from Sirianni's strongly voiced convictions about creating a thoroughly independent company for ex-wirehouse advisors who are driving the firm's growth.

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