Cambridge Investment Research Inc.

Cambridge Investment Research Inc.

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1776 Pleasant Plain Road

Fairfield, IA 52556

(800) 777-6080

joincambridge.com

Clearing firm: National Financial Services LLC, Pershing LLC

No. advisers: 3,956

No. franchises: 2,067

AUM: $94,244,000,000

Year founded: 1981

Year end: Dec. 31

No. of retail offices: 2,149

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  • No. of reps, female
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  • 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

CEOAmy Webber
Recruiting ContactKyle Selberg
(800) 777-6080
E-mail
Compliance ContactAndrea Shafer
(800) 777-6080
E-mail
Marketing ContactJeff Vivacqua
(800) 777-6080
E-mail
Technology Operations ContactNick Graham
(800) 777-6080
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Recruitment & Staffing

2017 2016 2015
No. of reps3,9563,7383,495
No. of producing reps3,1753,0052,821
No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year1,3691,2901,186

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2016 2015 2014
Total revenues$711,466,662$698,143,752$651,408,384
Commission revenues$241,060,535$250,289,232$250,227,449
Fee revenues$388,319,133$366,695,072$332,469,870
Total revenues: Other$82,086,994$81,159,448$68,711,065
2016 2015 2014
Total account assets$78,508,000,000$69,560,000,000$67,760,000,000
Fee-based assets$41,530,000,000$37,875,000,000$36,710,000,000
Total account assets: Other$36,977,000,000$31,685,000,000$31,050,000,000
Average assets per rep$21,002,675$19,902,718$20,082,988
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 application

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LPL Financial signs up 953 NPH advisers and $34.4 billion in assets

February 1, 2018 - LPL Financial Holdings Inc. reported Thursday that it was on track to hit its target of bringing over 70% of the revenue of National Planning Holdings, a company it acquired last year. In its fourth-quarter earnings report, LPL did not report how much...

Regulatory trends for 2018

November 16, 2017 - What regulatory issues should be on advisers' radar? Colleen Bell of Cambridge Investment Research and Lori Vinciguerra of Pershing offer their predictions and insights.

LPL says it's on track to recruit 70% of National Planning Holdings revenue

November 8, 2017 - A number of large teams in the National Planning Holdings adviser network have moved to rivals, but LPL Financial assured investors that in the initial phase of moving advisers from two of NPH's broker-dealers, it is on track to transfer 70% of adviser...

LPL watching $100 million in NPH production move to rivals, executives say

October 23, 2017 - Three key rivals of LPL Financial are scooping up advisers affiliated with the National Planning Holdings broker-dealers who annually generate $100 million in fees and revenues, known as gross dealer concession or GDC in the industry, according to industry...

The value of advice

September 15, 2017 - New research from InvestmentNews and Cambridge Investment Research shows how advisers can take a new approach to fees, M&A and succession planning to help accelerate the value of their services – and ultimately their businesses. The following is an...

The value of advice

September 15, 2017 - New research from InvestmentNews and Cambridge Investment Research shows how advisers can take a new approach to fees, M&A and succession planning to help accelerate the value of their services – and ultimately their businesses.

For small B-Ds, becoming part of a branch office of a larger firm is a viable exit strategy

August 25, 2017 - LPL Financial's acquisition this month of the National Planning Holdings Inc. network of four broker-dealers with 3,200 reps and advisers certainly has the independent broker-dealer industry abuzz, but transactions involving smaller broker-dealers are...

Top clearing and custody firms for financial advisers

August 7, 2017 - CLEARING FIRMS Listed by reported number of broker-dealer clients Firm Phone/website # of clients % change vs. 2016 Contact Phone/email Pershing (800) 445-4467 714* -3.90% Michael Row (800) 445-4467 One Pershing Plaza, Jersey City, NJ 07399 pershing.com/who-we-serve/broker-dealers...

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