Independent Financial Advisors

Own your practice and serve your clients on your terms at LPL Financial.

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Your Business, Your Way

Independence is about creating opportunities, and few do that better than financial advisors. You deserve a wealth management partner that will empower you with the true freedom and flexibility you need to run your practice and serve your clients on your terms.

Whether you’re already an independent advisor or are looking to break away to the independent route, LPL’s Traditional Independence model can elevate your compliance and risk management support with industry-leading service and technology, and unprecedented scale and flexibility. 

The Momentum Is Building


Nations's leading independent broker-dealer1



Brokerage and advisory client assets, serviced or custodied2


Financial professionals serviced3

LPL Financial has evolved into a Fortune 500 company4

The Power of Customization

Julia Carlson is a true entrepreneur and needed a firm that would support her independent spirit. In working with LPL, Julia was able to design her business the way she envisioned, eventually growing from a solo practice to a team of 10 professionals.

Watch Julia's video to learn more.

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Become an Independent Advisor

Hear from your peers about the benefits of independence and how to find the right business model for your practice. 

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Simplifying the



Learn how LPL is reducing the complexity, time, and workload for financial advisors transitioning their practice.

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How to Choose

the Right


Learn key factors to consider when looking for the right wealth management partner at LPL Financial.

LPL Advisor Paths

As an advisor, growing your financial practice means having a continuous commitment to learning and evolving. Read through actionable strategies and insights you can use to efficiently run your business, as well as the latest news and updates from LPL Financial.

1 Cerulli Associates, 2023 U.S. RIA Marketplace Report

As reported by Financial Planning magazine June 1996 – 2023, based on total revenue.

Data as of October 2023

4 Fortune 500 ranks U.S. companies based on a review of the prior year’s total revenue and factors such as profits after taxes, year-end assets and total stockholders’ equity.

The views and opinions expressed by the LPL Financial Advisor(s) may not be representative of the views of other Financial Advisors and are not indicative of future performance or success. Neither LPL Financial nor the LPL Financial Advisor can be held responsible for any direct or incidental loss incurred by applying any of the information offered. The Advisor firms listed and LPL Financial are separate entities.

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