Cambridge Investment Research Inc.
1776 Pleasant Plain Road
Fairfield, IA 52556
Clearing firm: National Financial Services LLC, Pershing LLC
No. advisers: 3,495
Year founded: 1981
Year end: Dec. 31
No. of retail offices: 1,954
Recruitment & Staffing
|No. of reps||3,738||3,495||3,374|
|No. of producing reps||3,005||2,821||2,713|
|No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year||1,290||1,186||1,118|
|Total revenues: Other||$82,086,994||$81,159,448||$68,711,065|
|Total account assets||$78,508,000,000||$69,560,000,000||$67,760,000,000|
|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 media||Y|
|Social media sites allowed||Facebook|
|Dedicated mobile application for advisers?||Y|
|Primary purpose of mobile application||—|
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January 3, 2017 - Eric Schwartz, the founder of independent broker-dealer Cambridge Investment Research Inc., has stepped down as the firm's CEO and has been replaced by longtime executive Amy Webber, who will also remain the firm's president. Mr. Schwartz, who also held...
December 29, 2016 - Eric Schwartz, founder, chairman and CEO of Cambridge Investment Research Inc., is one of the brightest guys in the securities business. One of the most unassuming, too. He started a predecessor to Cambridge in the 1980s but struggled with it due to its...
November 21, 2016 - A random work-study job landed Amy Webber at a broker-dealer 28 years ago, but it was persistence and sweat that launched her to the position of president at Cambridge Investment Research Inc. Being a young woman in an industry dominated by older men,...
November 6, 2016 - As more time elapses and more information trickles out about the Department of Labor's coming fiduciary rule, it is becoming more apparent that parties both inside and outside the regulatory clutch are still largely speculating about what lies ahead....
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- N/A = Not available
- N/D = Not disclosed
- — = Information not available or not disclosed
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