Featured Broker Dealers

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge) is an independent, privately-controlled broker-dealer with over $70 billion assets under management, nearly 700 home office associates, and over 2,800 independent registered representatives serving hundreds of thousands of clients across the United States. As an industry leader, we strive to create a workplace that reflects our four core values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness while fostering an atmosphere that allows our associates to thrive and enjoy our mutual success. Cambridge has been honored as 'Broker Dealer of the Year' for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, and 2003 by Investment Advisor magazine;1 and was ranked 9th in the '2015 FP50 IBD Revenue Growth' by Financial Planning magazine.2 Cambridge is also among the top 25 large companies honored as a 'Top Workplace in Iowa' for 2015, and is one of only 13 companies consecutively ranked among the Top Workplaces since the ranking began in 2011 by the Des Moines Register.3

1 Investment Advisor magazine, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III. Cambridge received the highest marks from its rep-advisors in the Investment Advisor Broker-Dealer of the Year 2015 Division IV category. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10 percent of its producing rep-advisors cast valid ballets. These ballots also rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns by rep-advisors. The broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four divisions are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor magazine. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of participating rep-advisors surveyed in June of the seven years listed. Your experience may vary. Visit thinkadvisor.com.

2 Financial Planning magazine, June "FP50", Top 50 Independent Broker-Dealer Issue, 2001-2015

3 Des Moines Register, "Top Workplaces in Iowa," 2011-2015
 
IMS Securities
IMS Securities, INC. is a Houston-based Broker/Dealer member of FINRA/SIPC.  The firm, founded in 1994, offers a wide range of securities products including: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, certificates of deposit, privately traded real estate investment trusts, direct participation plans, annuities and variable life insurance.  IMS Securities has 140 registered representatives in 12 states and is registered to do business in 50 states and the District of Columbia.  The Houston Business Journal currently ranks IMS Securities as one of the largest stock brokerage firms in Houston. The Journal also has ranked THE IMS COMPANIES on their 50 Top Woman-Owned Businesses list.
 
Invest Financial
Invest Financial Corporation is a financial services broker-dealer with investment professionals nationwide. Our role is to provide the best resources available to help Financial Representative serve their clients better. The strength behind INVEST Representatives is our strategy of developing innovative solutions that allow advisers to concentrate on what's really important: helping their clients reach their financial goals.
 
Investors Capital Corp.
Investors Capital Corporation is a nationally recognized securities firm with more than $5 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2008. The company is comprised of experienced Registered Financial Professionals throughout the United States. Investors Capital was founded to meet the consumers' needs in today's financial market. Investors Capital Corporation's number one goal is to help our representatives build their business. In turn, our focus is to offer the most comprehensive value-added products and services to individual clients, financial advisors, financial institutions and banks across the United States.
 
LPL Financial
LPL Financial was founded with a pioneering vision—to help entrepreneurial financial advisors establish successful businesses through which they could offer truly independent financial guidance and advice. Today, LPL Financial is one of the nation's leading diversified financial services companies and the largest independent broker/dealer supporting over 12,000 financial advisors nationwide.* We are also an enabling partner to a broad range of banks and credit unions, as well as broker/dealers at leading financial services companies.
 
ProEquities
ProEquities, Inc., is a service and growth-oriented Broker/Dealer founded in 1986 for independent registered representatives and financial advisors throughout the 50 states. ProEquities focuses on serving the financial advisor who wants to be independent from a “wire house” environment but seeks a true partnership with an organization that can assist an advisor with a myriad of support functionalities.
 
Securities America
Securities America, based in Omaha, Nebraska, was founded in 1984 and we celebrated 25 years of Innovation, Leadership and Independence in 2009! Today we are one of the nation's largest and most successful independent general securities broker/dealers, in part because of the wide range of investment products and services available to our representatives. Securities America is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investors Protection Corporation (SIPC. Customer accounts are cleared through National Financial Services, LLC and Pershing, LLC.
 
Sigma Financial
Sigma Financial Corporation is a comprehensive financial services firm committed to helping their clients improve their long-term financial success. Their customized programs are designed to help grow and conserve clients’ wealth by delivering an unprecedented level of personalized service. Today, the company is affiliated with over 600 highly qualified registered reps throughtout  the United States and maintains a strong emphasis on individual achievement. They offer a comprehensive portfolio of investment planning services, including estate planning and tax reduction strategies.
 
TD Ameritrade
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: AMTD), through its brokerage subsidiaries, combines innovative trading technology, easy-to-use and understand trading tools, investment services, investor education and outstanding client service to create the ultimate financial services experience. Now home to the award-winning thinkorswim trading technology* and the Investools investor education program – TD Ameritrade provides millions of retail investors, traders and independent Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) the tools, service and support they need to help build confidence in today's rapidly changing market environment.
 
Trade PMR
Trade PMR was founded by registered investment advisors who wanted something different than the direct marketing ploys of traditional custodians. With a full staff of trained professionals, TradePMR stands ready to help brokers find the independence they desire. If you are ready to go independent, Trade PMR is ready to help.
 
United Planners
A Partnership of quality financial professionals mutually committed to exceeding client expectations. United Planners provides full brokerage, insurance, and investment advisory services to over 300 prestigious financial professionals located throughout the United States. United Planners is a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) member. United Planners executes and clears brokerage transactions through Pershing, LLC, one of the largest financial clearing institutions.
 
Western International Securities, Inc.
Western International Securities, Inc. was founded in 1995 to combine the same full service of the nation’s largest financial institutions with the personal touch that is missing in so many firms today. Our clearing relationship with JP Morgan Clearing Corp. and Pershing LLC. assure access to some of the most highly regarded research and market analysis. In addition, through extensive electronic news sources and databases, we can quickly provide market analysis and background information on literally thousands of investment possibilities throughout the world.