Sanctuary Wealth says it has helped yet another team of Merrill Lynch financial advisors with more than a billion dollars go independent.

The latest addition to Sanctuary’s network of partnered independent firms is mFORCE Capital in Fort Worth, Texas, led by CEO Bradley Bruce, according to Sanctuary.

The team previously operated as Bruce Wealth Management Group at Merrill and managed $1.22 billion, Sanctuary says.

Bruce had spent his entire 33 years in the financial services industry with Merrill, where he eventually became a managing director and senior resident director, according to Sanctuary.

The team left the wirehouse in part because they were looking for more product variety for their clients, the firm says.

"The advisory business changed a lot in the last few years, and we wanted to take advantage of that. Our practice has grown to the point where clients need more complex solutions than we had been able to offer and we wanted to be a little more creative in helping them," Bruce says in a statement. "Most importantly for our clients, joining Sanctuary really gives us the flexibility to shop the whole market to find the most appropriate solutions for their particular situation."

Bruce’s team also includes Joanna Horton, who had joined Merrill in 2016 after 25 years with Capital Institutional Services and will serve as the mForce’s chief operating officer as well as wealth management advisor; April Bierle, who began as an intern with Merrill in 1995 and will now serve as director of office relations and senior client relationship manager at mFORCE; and Cheryl McCarson, who joined Bruce’s team 10 years ago and will now serve as mFORCE’s senior client relationship manager, Sanctuary says.

In April, Sanctuary also helped a team of Merrill advisors that managed more than $1.5 billion in California go independent. That month, Sanctuary announced that it helped two other Merrill teams with launching their own practices. Sanctuary also assisted a team of Merrill advisors in North Carolina and another group in Texas go independent in March.

Sacntuary’s network of independent partner firms has also lured advisors from Wells Fargo, Ameriprise, UBS and Morgan Stanley.

Sanctuary Wealth now has partner firms across 20 states with more than $16 billion in assets under advisement, the company says.