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Former Merrill Lynch Advisor Joins LPL

Former Merrill Lynch Advisor Joins LPL. Christopher Coffin

LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, announced that financial advisor Christopher J. Coffin has joined LPL’s employee advisor channel, Linsco by LPL Financial, to launch Coffin Financial Group.

He reported having served approximately $325 million in advisory, brokerage and retirement plan assets and joins LPL from Merrill Lynch. He is an anchor tenant in the new Austin, Texas Linsco office.

Coffin began his career with a foray into law. After earning his juris doctorate degree from the University of Denver, Coffin entered the wealth management industry in 2008 as a financial advisor.

As a second generational financial advisor, LPL says Coffin narrowed his focus on providing comprehensive financial planning and tax-managed asset strategies, specifically for those working in professional services, such as doctors and attorneys.

“Through LPL and Linsco, I have the flexibility to build the business I want, putting clients’ best interest at the forefront of everything I do,” Coffin said. “I have access to premier LPL technology and resources to enhance the client experience, as well as support from the Linsco team for my firm’s administrative and marketing needs. It’s clear to me that LPL is focused on advisors and their clients, and its people are willing to help me make my practice a success.”

LPL supports more than 21,000 financial advisors, 1,100 institution-based investment programs and 500 independent RIA firms nationwide.

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