LPL Financial Welcomes Top Firms from NPH

Last Edited by: LPL Financial

Last Updated: December 14, 2017

LPL Top NPH Firms

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dec. 14, 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 announced the names of select top National Planning Holdings, Inc. (NPH) firms—those  from Investment Centers of America, Inc. and National Planning Corporation —that  chose to join LPL. Each firm reported that, based on prior business*, it served more than $500 million of client brokerage and advisory assets.

Firms and their approximate respective assets served*, as of a recent date prior to joining LPL, include:


  • Beacon Financial Group, Warren, N.J.
  • Choice Financial, Fargo, N.D.
  • Gateway Financial Partners, Glastonbury, Conn.
  • Guaranty Bank & Trust of Colorado, Loveland, Colo.
  • Horseman Group, St. Louis
  • Keri Pugh Production Group, Greenwood Village, Colo.
  • Planningteam Financial Advisors, Bismarck, N.D.

“On behalf of the entire organization, we are honored to welcome these impressive firms to LPL,” said Bill Morrissey, LPL managing director and divisional president, Business Development. “We value each new relationship and are proud to have the opportunity to provide service and support to the many new advisors who have chosen to join LPL. We are committed to executing their transition successfully and to deepening our relationships as we further introduce advisors to the depth of capabilities, technology and resources they can leverage to manage and grow their businesses. As we welcome new advisors, we can leverage our scale to provide our advisors with the capabilities they need to stay competitive and be positioned for success today and into the future.”    

Additional top-producing NPH firms—those that reported serving more than $1 billion of client assets*—announced previously include:

NPH assets were purchased by LPL as part of a previously announced transaction in August 2017.

*Each firm’s asset number represents the aggregate asset numbers reported by the advisors to their respective firms, are based on prior business, include both brokerage and advisory assets, and have 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.

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 $566 billion in brokerage and advisory assets as of Oct. 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 1996-2017), 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 and compliance 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. As of Sept. 30, 2017, financial advisors associated with LPL served more than 4 million client accounts across the U.S. as well as an estimated 41,000 retirement plans with an estimated $137 billion in retirement plan assets. Additionally, LPL supports approximately 3,700 financial advisors licensed and affiliated with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,500 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. 

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LPL Financial and each of the firms listed are separate entities.

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