Everything we do at LPL is to help financial advisors run a thriving practice that enables individuals and families to achieve their financial goals. As our communities evolve and our nation’s demographics undergo a historic transformation, our vision is for LPL Financial 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.

Wealth Management Award

Join LPL's community of LGBTQ+ financial advisors where LPL is invested in, and supports your success as an advisor.

Wealth Management Award

2019 Industry Award received for LPL Financial’s efforts in advisor diversity and inclusion.

Human Rights Index

Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)

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.

InvestmentNews 2019 Diversity Champion

For programs supporting advisor and end investor diversity and inclusion.

The Value of Being an Independent Financial Advisor at LPL

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“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. You can tell that LPL truly values input from the advisor community and understands that we can better attract and serve our diverse advisor, employee, and client communities when we have more diverse voices around the table. LPL wants to continue to be the firm of choice for diverse advisors, and this is one of the many reasons I’ve been affiliated with LPL for the past 12 years.”

Jeremy Gussick, MBA, CFP ®
Certified Financial Planner

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“I worked for another broker-dealer before coming to LPL and I’m glad I did because, sometimes, you don’t know how good you have it until you see the other side. I’ve seen what my experience as an advisor could have been at another firm, and I’m so happy I made the switch in 2009. In being an independent advisor with LPL, I have never felt like my practice was anything but my own. There is no pressure to work with clients a certain way, use certain investments, or run your business in certain way. LPL has always pushed to give us the resources that we need to succeed, while giving us the flexibility to choose what is best for us and our clients. I come into work every day thinking about what I CAN do, not what I CAN’T do, and that has made a world of difference.”

Carrie Aburto, CFP ®, CRPC ®
Financial Advisor and Owner
Core Wealth Management

Why choose LPL Financial?

The flexibility to run your business, your way

With LPL, you have the freedom to manage your business and relationships in the way that’s best for your business. Because we have no proprietary products, you have the flexibility to manage portfolios and assets. You and your clients can feel confident that their best interests always guide your financial advice. Our investments in advisor-focused technology mean you get to spend more time advising clients and less time on inefficient software.

A full range of resources to support your practice

Your partner is the backbone of your business, where you can go for technology, support, and tools to help you manage your business efficiently. With LPL Financial, you’ll have access to experts in succession planning, financial solutions, practice management, and more. The unique service options offered through LPL Business Solutions provide you with dedicated, trained specialists in technology, marketing, finance, and operations to save you time and help grow your practice.

Consistent compensation with no glass ceiling

One benefit of being an independent financial advisor and business owner is the compensation you earn for the value you’ve created for your clients. We respect your hard work and, because our success depends on yours, we support you in realizing the highest possible value from your business. Our size and scale allow us to provide competitive payouts, pricing, and fees, with the ability for you to retain more of the revenue you generate.

LPL LGBTQ+ financial advisor business community

LPL Financial supports a growing community of successful LGBT+ financial advisors. Our advisors come from a variety of backgrounds and bring unique experiences and perspectives to the field. At LPL, you’ll have the chance to join this community to network and connect, share best practices, and grow your business through in-person gatherings, events, and social platforms.

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The views and opinions expressed by 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.

Throughout this communication, the terms “financial advisors” and “advisors” include registered representatives and/or investment adviser representatives affiliated with LPL Financial LLC, an SEC registered broker-dealer and investment adviser.