Independent Financial Group LLC

Independent Financial Group LLC


12671 High Bluff Drive Suite 200

San Diego, CA 92130

(858) 436-3180

Clearing firm: Pershing LLC

No. advisers: 615

No. franchises: 365

Year founded: 2003

Year end: Dec. 31

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  • Securities revenues: Stocks
  • Securities revenues: Bonds
  • Securities revenues: ETFs
  • Securities revenues: Other
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  • Annuities revenues: Fixed
  • Annuities revenues: Variable
  • Annuities revenues: Other
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  • Insurance revenues: Life
  • Insurance revenues: Disabilities
  • Insurance revenues: LTC
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  • Alternative revenues: Hedge funds
  • Alternative revenues: Managed futures
  • Alternative revenues: Private placements
  • Alternative revenues: REITs
  • Alternative revenues: Other
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  • Fee revenues: Rep-managed accounts
  • Fee revenues: Firm-managed accounts
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  • Fee-based assets: Clearing firm
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  • Fee-based assets: Third-party money managers
  • Fee-based assets: Other
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For More Information

CEOJoe H. Miller, Scott Heising, David A. Fischer
Top ExecutiveScott Heising
Recruiting ContactDavid A. Fischer
(800) 269-1903
Compliance ContactSarah Kreisman
(800) 269-1903
Marketing ContactDavid A. Fischer
(800) 269-1903
Technology Operations ContactJenna Casselberry
(800) 269-1903

Recruitment & Staffing

2018 2017 2016
No. of reps615625588
No. of producing reps550508
No. of reps producing $100K-$499K /year220212

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2017 2016 2015
Total revenues$139,275,200$122,878,000$124,403,000
Commission revenues$77,317,000$70,903,100$76,371,800
Fee revenues$51,060,700$41,956,300$38,023,000
Total revenues: Other$10,897,500$10,018,600$10,008,200
2017 2016 2015
Total account assets$18,727,243,900$16,558,625,000$15,439,700,000
Fee-based assets$5,647,222,000$4,633,461,000$3,370,960,000
Total account assets: Other$13,080,021,900$11,925,164,000$12,068,740,000
Average assets per rep$29,963,590$28,160,927$25,732,833
Social Media & Mobile
Allows advisers to use social mediaY
Social media sites allowedFacebook
Dedicated mobile application for advisers?Y
Primary purpose of mobile applicationAccess to client holdings and activity

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