Do what you do best. Let us do the rest.

LPL Strategic Wealth Services is a truly tailored experience for financial advisors breaking away from the wirehouse.

Get the benefits of owning your business—your name on the door, your vision, your legacy—without the hassles of entrepreneurship. With a team of practitioners working directly for you, you’ll be free to focus solely on managing your clients’ wealth.

Real People at LPL Get You Real Results

You get a dedicated team of experts who run your business. You’re the owner and driver, and they function like your staff, handling logistics on your behalf. That includes strategic work as well as daily functions, like managing social media, scheduling client meetings, and processing new accounts. They’re not consultants, and they’re not “a resource.” They’re practitioners working for your business.

You’ll be paired with an executive coach who coordinates various business functions—financial technology, marketing, administration, etc.—and helps you hone your entrepreneurial instincts.

One Fee, No Fuss

A truly integrated service, one fee gets you the full Strategic Wealth Services experience. That includes setting up your wealth management business for launch and running your ongoing operations.

Backed By Scale

Benefit from partnering with the nation’s leading independent broker-dealer and top 3 custodian. With LPL’s resources and expertise, your needs aren’t just met—they’re anticipated.

Everything Under One Roof

Unlike competitors, LPL couples supported independence with integrated custody and broker-dealer solutions. You get: One integrated platform. One client statement. One team to call.

“Because of my background with the wire, I was convinced that any time you asked a question, they were coached to tell you no the first time and make you ask again. I realized as I got over here and was asking questions of people, the questions they were asking back weren’t telling me no—they were trying to figure out how they could make it happen. That’s just the first time I realized I’d saddled up beside a partner who was really going to be a good one. Every time I bring something to their attention, LPL has proven time again they’re going be a fantastic partner.”

-- Mike Ashworth, Ashworth Financial Group

How It Works

Your dedicated Strategic Wealth Services team functions like your staff. You’ll work with them daily to run a business that reflects your values, personality, style, and preferences. They get to know you—from the day you sign onward—and are invested in your success.

You choose how you want to structure your new business. Our team gets you there—from the moment you decide to leave your current firm through setting up the business. They then continue to run your ongoing, day-to-day operations, including marketing, human resources, IT, accounts payable and receivable, administration, and more.

Your Partnership With LPL

And with LPL, you get a broker-dealer, custody, and clearing all in one place. This gives you a simple, intuitive experience as part of one dedicated relationship.

Your relationship with LPL also includes:

  • High-net-worth consulting
  • Integrated custody and brokerage
  • Business risk management—with compliance management, shared regulatory risk, and professional liability insurance
  • Investment management platform for individually managed and centrally managed portfolios

Whether you’re breaking away from the wirehouse or starting a new chapter for your independent practice, your LPL Strategic Wealth Services team will help you get up and running. They’ll transition accounts, help you find and acquire an office location, address any legal needs involved in transitioning your book, introduce you to LPL resources—anything you need. 

What Financial Advisors Are Saying About Strategic Wealth Services


“It’s a weight lifted off my shoulders to not be chasing production anymore. I’m chasing quality and it really does feel different. We’re all very happy to come in each day.”

Brian Lynn, Claritas Financial Partners


“People say all the time, ‘You just don’t know what you’ve been missing until you’ve done it.’ That’s certainly true. It’s been a breath of fresh air, for sure.”

Mike Ashworth, Ashworth Financial Group


“People didn’t just get us here. They’re still coming back to us, checking on us, following up with us. They’re still there. They’re present. And that’s appreciated.”

Marc DeCicco, North Bend Wealth Management

Point 32 Launches with LPL Strategic Wealth Services Support
December 06, 2021 LPL Financial
“LPL Strategic Wealth Services is a turnkey model that not only helps with the initial startup, but also provides us with dedicated team members to strategically support my business, leaving me with more time to focus on my clients, children and community outreach.” – Brian Nydegger
Integrity Wealth Team Chooses LPL Financial
November 02, 2021 LPL Financial
“LPL’s integrated technology, combined with robust planning software, will create more efficiencies in our practice and help us differentiate the client experience.” – Nathan Helms
David Winchell Launches New Practice with LPL Strategic Wealth Services
October 25, 2021 LPL Financial
“I looked at every model at multiple firms, but LPL stood out for its high standards, innovative technology and mission to take care of its advisors so they can take care of their clients.” – David Winchell
LPL Welcomes Alia Wealth Partners
October 06, 2021 LPL Financial
“My top priority was the ability to enhance the client experience by providing them with innovative new tools they can use to easily access their account information.” – Lindsey D. Rhea
Polaris Team joins LPL Strategic Wealth Services
September 27, 2021 LPL Financial
“We really appreciate all that LPL Strategic Wealth Services brings to the team and we truly believe this is the best way to elevate our service and enrich the client experience.” – Justin Dunwoody
All-Female Team Joins LPL Strategic Wealth Services
September 20, 2021 LPL Financial
“We interviewed several firms and determined that the boutique service model of LPL Strategic Wealth Services would be the ideal partnership to serve our clients.” – Crystal Walker
New Independent Practice Launches with Support of LPL
September 13, 2021 LPL Financial
“The time is ripe for advisors looking to transition to independence, and we want to start our firm and welcome other likeminded advisors into our network.” - John Stephens, Jr.
Advisors Launch New Practice with LPL Strategic Wealth Services Support
August 25, 2021 LPL Financial
“With the support of the LPL Strategic Wealth Services team, we have more time to interface with clients, analyze their portfolios and really give them a differentiated experience.” - Merrick Nguyen
Research and Due Diligence Bring Tower Team to LPL Strategic Wealth Services
August 12, 2021 LPL Financial
“I can’t stress enough the joy derived from enhancing our practice and creating differentiated experiences for our clients. Their happiness and financial wellbeing are what is most important.” - Ken South said.
LPL Financial’s Strategic Wealth Services Sees Momentum
July 29, 2021 LPL Financial
At its heart, LPL Strategic Wealth Services is a breakaway solution to help wirehouse advisors go independent. But it’s so much more—it’s a team of LPL partners who run advisor businesses on their behalf. Strategic Wealth Services offers the opportunity to realize the benefits of independence without the headaches of entrepreneurship.
PBC Private Wealth Launches with Support of LPL Strategic Wealth Services
July 20, 2021 LPL Financial
“LPL’s integrated digital platform provides us with more flexibility and open architecture where we can offer a suite of innovative solutions, planning and digital tools to truly help our clients gain a better understanding of their financial situation.” – Steve Bailin
Team serving $580 million join LPL’s Strategic Wealth Services
June 28, 2021 LPL Financial
“We believe that LPL provides the most proficient platform with no proprietary products. Its focus is keenly on innovation and operational support to help advisors succeed.” – Steve Carlsen
Larry Boggs and Team Breakaway to LPL's Strategic Wealth Services
June 21, 2021 LPL Financial
“LPL offers the independence and flexibility I’ve been craving.” – Larry Boggs
New Independent Practice Launches with Strategic Wealth Services
April 12, 2021 LPL Financial
“LPL Strategic Wealth Services really allows us to simplify our business and have the strategic support so that we can really focus on our business and strip away some of the noise.” - Josh Brown

LPL Strategic Wealth Services FAQ

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