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All 2011-2015 recruitment and staffing data is as of Dec. 31 in the calendar year displayed. Prior year recruitment and staffing data is as of Sept. 30. All financial figures are for firms' year end, unless noted.

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Firm Reps ▼$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1Lincoln Financial Network8,5230008050
2Northwestern Mutual6,0151,195312$105,184498970
3Cambridge Investment Research Inc.3,4951,186289$229,098671722
4Cetera Advisor Networks2,89700$192,6163260
5Voya Financial Advisors Inc.2,719842140$160,424317298
6Principal Securities, Inc. (fka Princor Financial Services Corp.)2,32133724$125,0472290
7Securities America Inc.2,078840252$216,939566619
8Commonwealth Financial Network2,073940606$466,249773725
9Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,978899193$156,047627312
10Royal Alliance Associates Inc.1,850657217$242,4232330
11SagePoint Financial Inc.1,687599119$187,7342050
12ProEquities Inc.1,52724629$89,0991100
13National Planning Corporation (NPC) 1,402562179$259,000193180
14INVEST Financial Corp.1,334452114$197,0001670
15Cetera Financial Specialists1,33300$85,9511160
16Cetera Advisors1,32000$217,7961770
17FSC Securities Corp.1,225447141$228,2081500
18Woodbury Financial Services1,220599102$197,7021810
19Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,13329896$227,494279223
20Securian Financial Services Inc.1,118430159$221,446145198
21Hornor Townsend & Kent Inc.1,00414520$78,3284989
22The O.N. Equity Sales Co.87814811$90,64547104
23Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.86832658$205,548108146
24American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.80833371$228,4979487
25First Allied Securities, Inc.79000$305,9342190
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  • Clearing firms listed are as of 2011. For a $historical list of clearing firms, contact the IN Data Team

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