LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, announced that financial advisor Chris Albright of Astra Wealth Advisors has joined the firm’s broker-dealer, RIA and custodial platforms.
Albright reported having served approximately $192 million in advisory, brokerage and retirement assets, and joins LPL from Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network.
Albright will partner with current LPL affiliated PS2 advisor Kimberly Santarsiero, to strengthen his practice and expand services to clients. Santarsiero will now operate under the Astra brand.
“Astra Wealth Advisors is taking a well-thought, deliberate business decision for our clients and our firm to continue servicing clients in the best, most efficient manner possible,” said Albright. “With the support of an additional advisor, an enhanced trading platform, streamlined technology and additional operational support, we are confident our transition and acquisition will most definitely enhance our clients experience with Astra Wealth Advisors.”
Based in Clarks Green, Pennsylvania, Albright has nearly 30 years of experience providing comprehensive investment planning and wealth management for families, businesses and institutions.
“We welcome Chris to the LPL community and congratulate him on the new partnership with Kim,” said Scott Posner, LPL executive vice president, business development. “It is an honor that he recognized the value we deliver to advisors for every dollar we spend on technology.”
LPL supports more than 21,000 financial advisors, 1,100 institution-based investment programs and 500 independent RIA firms nationwide.