SAN DIEGO – Aug. 4, 2021 – LPL Financial LLC today announced the kickoff of the firm’s annual Focus conference, gathering more than 13,000 attendees—including LPL-affiliated advisors, institutional clients, RIAs and staff—for three days to build community, share business ideas and gain valuable insights from LPL executives and industry leaders. The conference, held virtually this year, comes on the heels of the firm’s second quarter earnings, where LPL reported continued success in organic growth and advisor retention, as well as a new high of $1.1 trillion in total brokerage and advisory assets.
LPL executives shared the firm’s focus on flexibility and personalization to further enable advisors, RIAs and institutions to build their perfect practice and expand their capacity to serve the growing demand for advice. President and CEO Dan Arnold said, “We are being purposeful in designing solutions, not for thousands of advisors, but one that is personalized just for you. Evolving our personalization will be the hallmark of what we do now and throughout the next decade.”
Demand for advice grows
The demand for advice from an advisor continues to grow, with the market expected to reach $24 trillion by 2022. To help advisors compete, this year LPL plans to exceed $1.3 billion in investments in key areas such as technology, workforce and capital to support advisor growth.
“We're as committed as ever to helping you evolve your perfect practice for tomorrow and the next day. To do that, we will be more than a traditional broker-dealer, RIA or custodian. We will be an innovative modern solutions provider that is focused on financial advisors, financial institutions and RIAs,” Arnold said.
Focus continues through Friday, showcasing the latest resources, technology and capabilities that LPL clients can leverage to help them deliver a better client experience, operate more efficient practices and build more value in their businesses.
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 19,000 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 (2019-2021 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report); Fortune 500 as of June 2021
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