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Advisor independence no longer synonymous with ownership

According to the 2015 InvestmentNews Compensation & Staffing Study, independence is no longer synonymous with ownership as employee advisers now outnumber owners at independent advisory firms.

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Featured Companies

HD Vest Financial Services

Irving, TX

HD Vest creates opportunities for independent financial advisors and tax professionals to build and expand successful financial services practices that serve a growing need among investors seeking a holistic approach to wealth management. Our commitment...

HighPoint Planning Partners

Downers Grove, IL

Our model is a soft landing for advisors seeking a permanent home or for those wishing to experience the RIA model before fully engaging in their own. We facilitate advisors in a manner that allows them to spend all of their time working with their current...

Upstream Investment Partners

Lisle, IL

"Built-in marketing programs to provide new clients to all of our advisors " Upstream Investment Partners, LLC, is one of the fastest growing independent firms in the area. We promote an advisor-based culture, a client first mentality and an abundance...

Flagship Harbor Advisors

Boston, MA

Flagship Harbor Advisors (, established in 2010 as a collective of veteran financial professionals, seeks to maximize the impact of operating on an independent platform while leveraging the advantages of a being a large group. ...

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

Fairfield, IA

Cambridge has a culture of true independence where you, the financial professional, control the journey. Your long-term success is defined by the value you deliver to your clients, and enduring success is often driven by making sure your business efforts...

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