Financial advisor Matthew Griffith has joined Washington Wealth Management LLC (WWM), an independent hybrid registered investment advisor (RIA) supporting fee and commission-based independent advisor teams across the nation, Washington Wealth Management announced Tuesday.

Griffith was formerly with Merrill Lynch. With 14 years of experience and approximately $75 million in client assets, Griffith has established 1626 Wealth Management, which will be headquartered out of WWM’s San Diego offices. WWM was created for wirehouse advisors who want to establish independent businesses.