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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
26First Allied Securities, Inc.79000$305,9342190
25American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.80833371$228,4979487
24Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.86832658$205,548108146
23The O.N. Equity Sales Co.87814811$90,64547104
22Hornor Townsend & Kent Inc.1,00414520$78,3284989
21Securian Financial Services Inc.1,118430159$221,446145198
20Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC1,13329896$227,494279223
19Woodbury Financial Services1,220599102$197,7021810
18FSC Securities Corp.1,225447141$228,2081500
17Cetera Advisors1,32000$217,7961770
16Cetera Financial Specialists1,33300$85,9511160
15INVEST Financial Corp.1,334452114$197,0001670
14National Planning Corporation (NPC) 1,402562179$259,000193180
13ProEquities Inc.1,52724629$89,0991100
12SagePoint Financial Inc.1,687599119$187,7342050
11Royal Alliance Associates Inc.1,850657217$242,4232330
10Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,978899193$156,047627312
9Commonwealth Financial Network2,073940606$466,249773725
8Securities America Inc.2,078840252$216,939566619
7Principal Securities, Inc. (fka Princor Financial Services Corp.)2,32133724$125,0472290
6Voya Financial Advisors Inc.2,719842140$160,424317298
5Cetera Advisor Networks2,89700$192,6163260
4Cambridge Investment Research Inc.3,4951,186289$229,098671722
3Northwestern Mutual6,0151,195312$105,184498970
2Lincoln Financial Network8,5230008050
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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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