LPL Financial was founded with a pioneering vision: to help entrepreneurial financial advisors establish successful businesses through which they could offer truly independent financial guidance and advice. Today LPL Financial provides an integrated platform of proprietary technology, brokerage, and investment advisory services to over 12,000 financial advisors as the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer,* making us a leading distributor of financial products in the United States. In addition, we support over 4,000 financial advisors with customized clearing, advisory platform, and technology solutions.
Even as LPL Financial has grown over the years, the firm remains singularly focused on helping financial advisors to manage the complexity of their investment practices so they can better serve their clients in achieving important financial goals. And, because LPL Financial does not offer proprietary products, LPL Financial enables the independent financial advisors, banks, and credit unions with whom LPL Financial partners to offer their clients truly unbiased, conflict-free advice. Our open-architecture platform provides our customers with access to thousands of commission, fee-based, cash, and money market products manufactured by hundreds of third-party product sponsors.
* As reported in Financial Planning magazine 1996-2010, based on total revenues.
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