LPL Financial: The Power of Affiliation
Effective wealth management is enhanced by the right partner. Just as you benefit from the knowledge and guidance we provide as your financial advisor, we benefit from the insights of LPL Financial. Affiliating with LPL Financial we have chosen to strengthen and elevate our services to help guide you toward your financial goals.
*As the nation's largest independent broker/dealer, an RIA custodian, and the leading provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions, LPL backs the wisdom and experience with an enormous catalog of services and resources such as
- Objective market research
- Compliance oversight
- Innovative technology with leading cyber security functionality
- Ongoing practice consulting and training
LPL Financial At-A-Glance
Thoughtful, balanced financial guidance is a fundamental need for everyone. LPL provides advisors and financial institutions the tools they need to develop meaningful, long-term client relationships. LPL helps independent financial advisors support their clients with research, technology, compliance, access to an ever-growing array of products, continuing education, and more.
- Founded in 1989 - through the merger of Linsco (est. 1968) and Private Ledger (est. 1973)
- No. 1 in customer loyalty
- Largest independent broker/dealer - based on total revenue
- LPL Financial across America - with corporate locations in Boston, MA, San Diego, CA, and Fort Mill, SC
LPL Financial offers no proprietary products and engage in no investment banking activities which means:
- Our research and market insights are objective
- Advisors are free to recommend any investments that will help you meet your financial goals.
Our research team regularly reviews investment products, ensuring products your advisor recommends meet our rigorous standards of due diligence.
With LPL Financial, you can invest with confidence, knowing the guidance you receive is objective and grounded solely in the needs of your unique financial situation. Your advisor is free to recommend investments from some of the nation's top providers in:
- Financial Planning - college, retirement, estate, etc.
- High net worth products and services
- Individual investments - stocks, bonds, mutual funds, trusts, annuities, etc.
LPL advisors are consistently recognized by the industry and American investors alike for their quality of service. LPL was recently ranked No. 1 in a survey of affluent investors that examined the key aspects of client experience, achieving top marks in five areas, including quality of investment advice, financial stability, and range of investment products and services.
Autonomy has been a core tenet of LPL from the start
Formed in 1989 though the merger of Linsco and Private Ledger (formed in 1968 and 1973 respectively), LPL was built on the belief that objective financial guidance benefits everyone - and advisors are best able to serve clients when they have access to innovative tools and solutions. Remaining strong in this conviction, LPL formed a political action committee to lobby in Washington on behalf of advisors and their clients, working to keep access to objective advice a constant in our industry.
Our Account Protection Pledge
When you invest with an advisor who affiliates with LPL, your accounts are protected with multiple levels of security.
Regardless of investment type or size, we ensure your accounts are well protected. If you would like more information on our SIPC membership, please visit www.sipc.org for a brochure. For FDIC insurance coverage information, visit www.fdic.gov.
*As reported by Financial Planning Magazine, June 1996-2020, based on total revenue.