United Planners Financial Services

United Planners Financial Services

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7333 E. Doubletree Ranch Road

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

(800) 966-8737

unitedplanners.com

Clearing firm: Charles Schwab, Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions, Pershing LLC, TD Ameritrade

No. advisers: 537

No. franchises: 315

AUM: $14,874,608,941

Year founded: 1987

Year end: Dec. 31

No. of retail offices: 314

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  • No. of reps, female
  • No. of producing reps, male
  • No. of producing reps, female
  • No. of reps producing $500K+ /year
  • No. of CFPs
  • No. of full-time employees
  • No. of fee-based advisers served
  • Average payout per rep, per year
  • Avg. annual production of top 20% reps
  • Total payout, per year
  • Cost of E&O insurance per rep, per year
  • Affiliation fees charged per rep, per year
  • Affiliation fee coverage
  • Securities revenues
  • Securities revenues: Stocks
  • Securities revenues: Bonds
  • Securities revenues: ETFs
  • Securities revenues: Other
  • Mutual fund revenues
  • Annuities revenues
  • Annuities revenues: Fixed
  • Annuities revenues: Variable
  • Annuities revenues: Other
  • Insurance revenue
  • Insurance revenues: Life
  • Insurance revenues: Disabilities
  • Insurance revenues: LTC
  • Insurance revenues: Other
  • Alternative revenues
  • Alternative revenues: Hedge funds
  • Alternative revenues: Managed futures
  • Alternative revenues: Private placements
  • Alternative revenues: REITs
  • Alternative revenues: Other
  • Other commission revenues
  • Fee revenues: Rep-managed accounts
  • Fee revenues: Firm-managed accounts
  • Fee revenues: Outside-managed accounts
  • Fee revenues: Other
  • Fee-based assets: Clearing firm
  • Fee-based assets: Advisory firm platforms
  • Fee-based assets: Third-party money managers
  • Fee-based assets: Other
  • Is the firm, or an affiliate of the firm, registered as an investment adviser with the SEC?
  • Allows an adviser to have his/her own RIA
  • RIA platform AUM
  • Offers robo-advisory platform?
  • If not, when plans to offer a robo-platform
  • Robo-advice services offered
  • How robo-platform developed
  • Charge for robo-advisory services?

For More Information

CEODavid A. Shindel
Top ExecutiveDavid A. Shindel
Recruiting ContactSheila J. Cuffari-Agasi
(800) 966-8737 ext. 240
E-mail
Compliance ContactDoug Hall
(800) 966-8737
E-mail
Marketing ContactBilly Oliverio
800-966-8737
E-mail
Technology Operations ContactAaron G. Spradlin
(800) 966-8737
E-mail

Recruitment & Staffing

2017 2016 2015
No. of reps537536471
No. of producing reps433430389
No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year231204193

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2017 2016 2015
Total revenues$110,946,128$97,345,505$95,069,131
Commission revenues$48,177,625$52,566,572$52,288,022
Fee revenues$62,768,504$44,778,933$38,027,652
Total revenues: Other000
2017 2016 2015
Total account assets$14,874,608,941$12,907,206,327$10,210,523,614
Fee-based assets$6,693,547,023$5,288,958,132$3,910,523,614
Total account assets: Other$8,169,061,922$7,618,248,195$6,300,000,000
Average assets per rep$27,699,458$24,080,609$21,678,394
Social Media & Mobile
Allows advisers to use social mediaY
Social media sites allowedFacebook
LinkedIn
Twitter
Dedicated mobile application for advisers?Y
Primary purpose of mobile applicationFinancial planning

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Robo-advisers demand attention

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