CHARLOTTE, N.C. – May 11, 2017 – Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), today provided an update on financial advisors who chose to affiliate with the firm in the first quarter of 2017.
Select new advisors, their approximate respective assets served* as of a recent date prior to joining LPL, and their (former firm) include:
“Our first quarter recruiting results affirmed that LPL is a destination of choice for independent financial advisors seeking to grow their businesses,” said Bill Morrissey, LPL managing director and divisional president, Business Development. “As the regulatory environment evolves, advisors are seeking a firm that can be a source of stability and can offer a platform for growth. We have invested in capabilities that differentiate our advisors in the retail space to help them grow. Those investments have included expanding our technology capabilities and enhancing our advisory platform so advisors can serve more clients with differentiated solutions. And we believe the work we have done to prepare for the impending DOL fiduciary rule is industry-leading and will enable our advisors to remain competitive. Our commitment to the infrastructure, resources and technology to support advisors as the industry continues to evolve has clearly resonated in the marketplace. We are positioned well now and into the future to be able to support advisors in their delivery of objective financial advice that serves their client’s best interest.”
*Each individual advisor asset number was reported by the advisor based on prior business, includes both brokerage and advisory assets, and has not been independently and fully verified by LPL Financial.
The information in this press release is not intended to update or change any of the information, including information about recruiting results, previously publicly disclosed by LPL Financial.
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About LPL Financial
LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), is a leader in the retail financial advice market and provided service to approximately $530 billion in brokerage and advisory assets as of March 31, 2017. LPL is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians and the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2016), and the firm and its financial advisors were ranked No. 1 in net customer loyalty in a 2016 Cogent Reports™ study. The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 financial advisors and over 700 financial institutions, enabling them to provide a range of financial services including wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and other investment services to help their clients turn life's aspirations into financial realities. Financial advisors associated with LPL also serviced an estimated 46,000 retirement plans with an estimated $135 billion in retirement plan assets, as of March 31, 2017. Additionally, LPL supports approximately 3,900 financial advisors licensed and affiliated with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,300 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.
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