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About LPL Financial


How We Support Advisors

How We Support Advisors

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 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.

Collaborative Support

LPL provides advisors with the tools, technology, and support they need to manage a successful practice and we are committed to the independent advisor-centered model. Backed by our substantial resources, your LPL advisor has the freedom to focus on your objectives and do what he or she does best - provide you with prudent financial guidance and advice.

Industry Leadership

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 nearly 22,000 financial advisors, and approximately 800 institution-based investment programs and 500 independent RIA firms nationwide. 

Independent Research

LPL Research is one of the largest independent investment research teams in the financial industry. Experienced financial analysts, strategists, and investment specialists operate as an extension of our team, delivering independent investment advice, helping us keep our clients informed on the markets and economy.

Clearing & Compliance

LPL custodies and clears the majority of our customers’ transactions, providing an enhanced customer experience and expedited processing capabilities—all backed by robust and responsive service center and operations organizations focused on providing timely, accurate, and consistent support.

*Top RIA custodian (Cerulli Associates, 2020 U.S. RIA Marketplace Report); No. 1 Independent Broker-Dealer in the U.S (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine 1996-2023); No. 1 provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions (2020-2021 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report); Fortune 500 Company as of June 2021. LPL and its affiliated companies provide financial services only from the United States.

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