Pride Advisor Community (LGBTQ+ Advisors)

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Broaden horizons and spark innovation.

Diversity and inclusion isn’t just a buzz phrase, and the culture and values it represents are important to us at LPL Financial as it is to you and your clients. We believe diversity and inclusion not only broadens horizons and sparks innovation, but it is the right thing to do. Here at LPL, we assist financial advisors to run a practice built on their terms and one that enables their clients to achieve their financial goals.

As our communities evolve and our nation’s demographics undergo a historic transformation, our vision is for LPL to be the industry's destination for underrepresented financial advisors. The Pride Alliance Advisor Business Community was established to ensure that our industry continues to think more progressively and that financial advisors who identify as LGBTQ+ have a forum to connect, share best practices, and grow their businesses.

LPL partners with advisors like you, to give you the resources, financial technology, and support needed to manage a thriving practice. You will have the freedom to run your business your way and the flexibility to focus on helping your clients pursue their financial goals. Join LPL's community of LGBTQ+ financial advisors where LPL is invested in, and supports your success as an advisor.

Carrie Aburto: The Accidental Advisor

The owner of Core Wealth Management stumbled into being a financial advisor at the recommendation of her then girlfriend — now wife — to attend a presentation on financial planning. “Once I went and learned that being a financial advisor means working with numbers, which appeals to me with my business degree, and also working with people, I was pretty much hooked,” she said.

For Carrie, it was the daily nuts-and-bolts work of being a financial planner that opened her eyes to a fulfilling career choice. “The carrot, for me, was working with clients in a way that I thought they should be worked with, which meant that I had to be my own boss, and that’s pretty much how I fell into things,” she said.

Learn more about Carrie.

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Awards & Recognition

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

LPL Financial received a score of 100% in the Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), measuring corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ+ workplace equality.

"As an independent, gay advisor who is very active within our local LGBTQ+ professional and non-profit communities, it’s important to be affiliated with a firm that walks the walk. LPL has consistently received a perfect 100% score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, an annual national benchmarking survey measuring corporate policies and practices. Showing this commitment to LGBTQ+ equality is necessary to retain and attract new advisors to LPL from within our community, and helps send a critical message to our existing and future clients as well."

Jeremy Gussick, MBA, CFP ®

Gussick and Barnett Financial Planning

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