LPL Financial announced today that Zachary Fiandt, a PNC Private Bank Trust advisor based in Indiana, has joined LPL’s broker-dealer, RIA and custodian platforms. Fiandt previously oversaw about $260 million in advisory assets at PNC at the end of 2022, according to an LPL press release.

Fiandt, based in Fort Wayne, works with wealthy clients creating comprehensive financial plans. He’s joining LPL through its affiliate Financial Partners Inc., part of the Exemplar Financial Network, according to the press statement.

“Through an extensive due diligence process, it became clear that LPL is entirely focused on the advisor and creating differentiated experiences for clients,” Fiandt said. “With LPL, I can make my own choices and create client experiences without outside influence or corporate mandates. I also greatly appreciate the growth tool kit and localized resources provided by the team at Financial Partners, Inc. I’m looking forward to taking my relationship with clients to the next level.”

According to his LinkedIn and BrokerCheck pages, before he joined PNC in 2021 Fiandt was affiliated with Cetera Investment Services through the firm Lake City Investments for almost six years. Before that, he had served stints with J.P. Morgan Securities, Lincoln Financial and Charles Schwab.

Scott Posner, LPL’s executive vice president of business development, said in a prepared statement, “We welcome Zach to LPL and congratulate Financial Partners and Exemplar on growing their teams. As the industry continues to evolve, advisors are looking for a partner that provides flexibility and customization, allowing them to operate on their own terms and take care of clients as they see fit. At LPL, we are deeply committed to providing our advisors with ultimate choice by curating the exact type of support they need to create their ideal practice. We look forward to a long-lasting relationship with Zach and his entire network.”