Since its inception, LPL Financial has been committed to serving the unique business needs of independent financial advisors and financial professionals working in banks and credit unions. By providing superior services, products and training; unbiased research; and industry-leading technology, LPL Financial enables its advisors to focus on building and maintaining wealth for their clients. One of the nation’s leading financial services companies, LPL has been ranked first among independent broker/dealers for 20 consecutive years.* Formed in 1989 through the merger of Linsco and Private Ledger (founded in 1968 and 1973, respectively), LPL was established to serve as the Main Street investor’s alternative to Wall Street. Today LPL serves more than 14,000 advisors and more than 700 financial institutions, proudly continuing its heritage of offering independent advice without conflicts of interest or proprietary products.
*Based on total revenues as reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2015.