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About LPL Financial

Founded by Advisors, For Advisors

Formed in 1989 through the merger of Linsco and Private Ledger (founded in 1968 and 1973, respectively), LPL was built on the belief that objective financial guidance benefits everyone—and advisors are best able to serve clients when they have access to innovative tools and solutions. Remaining strong in this conviction, we formed a political action committee to lobby Washington on behalf of advisors and their clients, working to keep access to objective advice a constant in our industry.

As we grow, we regularly update our service offerings, including new platforms and insights to ensure advisors, banks, and credit unions have the right tools to meet your needs. Our continued investments in technology, cybersecurity, and operational efficiencies have helped us become a leader in the industry and a trusted partner for your advisor.

Today, we provide comprehensive support and a broad range of innovative business solutions to a network of more than 16,000 financial advisors. We’ve built a reputation for customized service and personal attention, and our research and conferences, which provide your advisor with educational and training opportunities, are renowned throughout the industry. To continue supporting the delivery of objective financial advice at the local level, we’ve established a nonprofit foundation that’s committed to giving back to the communities where LPL advisors and employees live and work. As we grow and evolve, we remain committed to the philosophy of objective guidance that has propelled our success and will continue to shape our future.