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All 2011-2014 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
1LPL Financial LLC14,0547,0301,952$200,0913,4100
2Lincoln Financial Network8,5230008050
3Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.7,70600000
4Northwestern Mutual6,0151,195312$105,184498970
5MML Investors Services, LLC4,79673195$67,4952010
6HD Vest Investment Services4,605589104$83,850299614
7Cambridge Investment Research Inc.3,4951,186289$229,098671722
8Cetera Advisor Networks2,89700$192,6163260
9Voya Financial Advisors Inc.2,719842140$146,879317298
10Princor Financial Services Corp.2,32133724$125,0472290
11Securities America Inc.2,078840252$216,939566619
12Commonwealth Financial Network2,073940606$466,249773792
13Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,978899193$156,047256312
14Cetera Financial Institutions1,96600$136,5363600
15Royal Alliance Associates Inc.1,850657217$242,4232330
16Kestra Financial1,761469212$242,476212274
17SagePoint Financial Inc.1,687599119$187,7342050
18ProEquities Inc.1,52724629$89,0991100
19Ameritas Investment Corp.1,50824673$99,9141240
20Signator Investors Inc.1,44052399$120,785181305
21National Planning Corporation (NPC) 1,402562179$259,000193180
22INVEST Financial Corp.1,334452114$197,0001670
23Cetera Financial Specialists1,33300$85,9511160
24Cetera Advisors1,32000$217,7961770
25Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network1,316649404$471,109910
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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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