LPL Financial Awards & Recognition

The awards and recognition LPL Financial has received from across our industry demonstrate our commitment to take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients. We take this responsibility seriously by continuously investing in technology innovation, demonstrating thought leadership, and offering customizable, award-winning solutions that enable our advisors to run their business their way.

Our success is our advisors’ success.

Featured Awards & Recognition

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Top 100 U.S. Companies Supporting Healthy Communities and Families, JUST Capital, Forbes, 2021

The list’s rankings reflect the performance of America’s largest publicly-traded companies on the issues that matter most in defining fair business behavior. The top 100 companies are determined by a polling of the American public.1

Read the Forbes award press release | Learn about LPL’s commitment to social responsibility

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Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality Perfect Score Annual Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, 2018 – 2022

For five consecutive years, LPL Financial has received a perfect score as a best place to work for LGBTQ+ employees. The award is based on criteria like inclusive culture, equitable benefits for LGBTQ+ employees’ families, and corporate social responsibility.2

Read the HRC award press release | Learn about LPL's Pride Alliance Advisor Business Community

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Winner of 2 Awards for Technology Innovation, Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA), 2020, 2022

BISA recognized LPL Financial’s proprietary technology tool, Meeting Manager, in 2022, and ClientWorks in 2020 for technology innovation. Recognition continued the following year when Financial Advisor magazine named ClientWorks the most used broker-dealer technology platform in 2021.3

Read the BISA award press release | Learn more about LPL’s technology

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Winner of Industry Award,, 2023 recognized LPL Financial's Managing Director and Chief Technology and Information Officer, Greg Gates as Chief Technology Officer of the Year. Gates was recognized for delivering scalable solutions and market leading platforms as well as differentiated advisor, institution and client experiences.

Read more about Greg Gates here

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Innovation Award, InvestmentNews, 2020

InvestmentNews recognized LPL Financial for our mergers and acquisitions platform (M&A Solutions), an offering available to LPL-affiliated advisors through LPL’s Business Solutions.4

Read the 2020 InvestmentNews award press release | Learn about LPL Financial Business Solutions

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Diversity Champion, InvestmentNews, 2019

The award recognizes diversity champions who stand out among a pool of broker-dealers, custodians, asset managers, insurance firms, fin-tech companies, schools and other industry organizations for their efforts to foster diversity and inclusion.6

Read the 2019 InvestmentNews award press release | Learn about Advisor Diversity & Inclusion at LPL

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Winner of 2 awards,, 2022 recognized LPL for our ClientWorks Meeting Manager solution and for our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts demonstrated in the series Around the Table: Black Advisor Voices. 5

Read LPL Financial's awards press release | Learn about LPL's Black Financial Advisor Business Community

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Winner of 4 LUMINARIES, ThinkAdvisor, 2021

LPL Financial won four LUMINARIES in categories related to executive leadership and deal-making and growth in ThinkAdvisor’s first annual LUMINARIES awards program which “shines a spotlight on how the top-performing industry participants are producing meaningful results in the areas that matter most to advisors”.7

See the LUMINARIES class of 2021 | Learn about LPL's President and CEO, Dan Arnold

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America’s Most Responsible Companies, Newsweek, 2021 - 2022

LPL’s ranking marked an inaugural appearance on the list, ranking No. 240 among 400. The list, published by Newsweek in partnership with Statista, features companies that “share a commitment to creating shared value and bettering society”.8

Read the Newsweek award press release | See highlights from LPL’s 2022 Sustainability report

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LPL Financial Ranks #1 Best Broker-Dealers:
Q1 Earnings, 2023
by Think Advisor

LPL ranked as Best #1st Place with adjusted earnings $339 million, UP 153% | ESP $4.54, UP 159% | Advisor headcount 21,521 UP 1,430 | Total assets $1.2 trillion.

See the full list on ThinkAdvisor. | Learn about LPL Investor Relations.

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1Top 100 U.S. Companies Supporting Healthy Communities and Families, JUST Capital, Forbes, 2021

This ranking leverages data from JUST Capital’s 2021 Rankings of America’s Most JUST Companies. To produce the annual Rankings of America's Most JUST Companies, Forbes uses both qualitative focus groups and quantitative surveys to understand public opinion on what represents just corporate behavior. The company uses survey results to develop metrics and collect data on how companies in the Russell 1000 Index perform on these issues. Ranking companies are then given the opportunity to review their data and submit suggestions for revision before ranking is finalized. An overall ranking of Russell 1000 companies as well as an industry-level ranking is produced. To learn more about the ranking methodology, visit JUST Capital.

2Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality Perfect Score Annual Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2018 – 2022

The HRC Foundation’s current version of the CEI criteria, requires the following standards be met by each employer in order to achieve a perfect score: have sexual orientation and gender identity non-discrimination protections explicitly included in all operations, both within the U.S. and extending to global operations; requiring all U.S. contractors to abide by companies' existing inclusive non-discrimination policies; and implementation of internal requirements prohibiting company/law firm philanthropic giving to non-religious organizations that have a written policy of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; these criteria went into effect in 2015 (for the CEI 2016 report). The CEI criteria are consistent and reliable, and new questions and practices are introduced with at least 12 months-notice. View the 2022 HRC report.

3Technology Innovation, Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA) 2020, 2022

The BISA Technology Innovation Award is designed to recognize leadership in the advancement of the financial services industry's products, services and platforms through technology innovation. This award highlights companies for their commitment to advancements in technology-based solutions for the industry. The BISA Technology Innovation Award recipients are featured throughout the BISA Annual Convention in March of each year, including signage at their exhibit booth and recognition during the Award Presentation. In addition, award recipients are promoted in editorial coverage in various BISA communications, including Portfolio, and our weekly online publication, Portfolio Weekly. To learn more, visit BISA.

4Innovation Award, InvestmentNews, 2019

The Innovation awards for firms are designed to recognize the creative and novel improvements, big and small, that help financial advisers take care of their clients, run their businesses and boost client outcomes. The awards are open to any and all companies that support the financial advice profession, including custodians, national and regional brokerage firms, independent broker-dealers, asset managers, insurance firms, fin-tech firms, as well as financial advisory firms. To learn more about the awards program, visit InvestmentNews.

5Wealthies Circle, Industry Awards, 2019, 2021, 2022 Industry Awards is the only awards program to honor outstanding achievements by companies and organizations that support financial advisor success. The Industry Awards celebrates the companies, individuals and organizations that demonstrate outstanding achievement in support of financial advisor success. Criteria for category includes: a new initiative or program, or an enhancement to an existing Transition platform that helps RIAs onboard their clients and business to a new or different custodian. Initiatives can include areas such as dedicated professionals, easy to use transition tools/resources, process improvements, speed of onboarding, client communications, etc., and criteria include quantitative measures along with qualitative measures such as innovation, creativity, new methods of delivery, etc.

6Diversity Champion, InvestmentNews, 2019

The Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Awards recognize firms for their efforts to foster diversity, equity and inclusion within their own practice or within the financial advice profession. The Outstanding Practice Awards honors firms with initiatives that demonstrate results showing a transformation of the organizational makeup or culture of the firm or its client base through the inclusion of diverse groups. The Diversity Champion Awards recognize firms that have internal programs to increase diversity or external campaigns to improve financial literacy among diverse groups in the financial advice business. To learn more about the award, visit InvestmentNews’ Excellence in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page.

7LUMINARIES, ThinkAdvisor, 2021

ThinkAdvisor’s LUMINARIES Awards program began in 2021 and includes four categories: Diversity & Inclusion, Thought Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Deal making/Growth. In evaluating entries, the judging panel takes into account a number of factors, including: nominee’s impact on the firm, its advisors and the broader professional community and industry, as well as on the landscape of clients, prospective clients, investors and would-be investors nationwide. Quantitative and qualitative data is considered such as the number of advisors affected by the nominee and a clear description of the innovative way the nominee has contributed to the particular program, firm and broader community, and industry. Additionally, criteria involve a nominee’s demonstrated ability to achieve goals and display ingenuity in terms of creative thinking and problem solving and a description of the nominee’s dedication to furthering the development of advisors and the industry. And, a personal commitment to the highest ethical standards, service and excellence. To learn more about the awards program, visit ThinkAdvisor.

8America’s Most Responsible Companies, Newsweek Statista, 2021

List inclusions are decided based on publicly available key performance indicators derived from CSR Reports, Sustainability Reports, and Corporate Citizenship Reports and an independent survey, with data analysis through a 4-stage process. A pool of over 2,000 companies were screened by different criteria, with a detailed analysis that followed. This analysis included data from an independent survey among more than 7,500 U.S. residents, with each company eventually earning a score based on performance and analysis of KPI’s. The final list recognizes the top 400 most responsible companies in the United States, spanning 14 industries: Automotive & Components, Capital Goods, Consumer Goods, Energy & Utilities, Entertainment, Leisure & Dining, Financial, Health Care & Life Sciences, Materials, Professional Services, Real Estate & Housing, Retail, Software & Telecommunications, Technology Hardware and Travel, Transport & Logistics. To learn more about selection methodology, visit Statista.