92 LPL Financial Advisors Named Forbes Best-In-State

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Last Updated: February 23, 2021

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Feb. 23, 2021 LPL Financial LLC, today announced that 92 LPL-affiliated advisors are ranked among the top advisors in their respective states in the 2021 Best-in-State Wealth Advisors report published by Forbes, up from 68 a year ago.

 “On behalf of LPL, I congratulate the LPL advisors recognized on the esteemed Forbes list,” said Angela Xavier, LPL executive vice president, Independent Advisor Services. “The past year has shown us that strong financial advice cannot be underestimated. We recognize each of these esteemed advisors for going above and beyond in delivering personalized financial advice and helping clients pursue their long-term wealth management goals.”

See all of the LPL advisors ranked on this year’s list.

“During these uncertain times, our industry has seen an uptick in demand for advice, making it more important than ever to ensure clients feel supported throughout their entire financial planning journey,” Xavier continued. “We applaud the commitment each of these advisors continue to show to their clients. By leaning into emerging technologies and harnessing the value of the independent model, they are enhancing the advisor-client relationship and paving the way to the future of advice.”

According to Forbes, the annual list spotlights the nation’s top-performing advisors, evaluated based on a methodology developed by SHOOK Research. Advisors are also evaluated based on personal interviews, industry experience and revenue trends, among other criteria.

View the complete list of Best-In-State Wealth Advisors.


About LPL Financial

LPL Financial (Nasdaq: LPLA) was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 17,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to objective guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

* Top RIA custodian (Cerulli Associates, 2019 U.S. RIA Marketplace Report); No. 1 Independent Broker-Dealer in the U.S (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2020); No. 1 provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions (2019-2020 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report)

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The Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisor ranking, developed by SHOOK Research, is based on in-person and telephone due diligence meetings and a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Portfolio performance is not a criterion due to varying client objectives and lack of audited data. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives a fee in exchange for rankings.