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Firm Total revenue ▼Fee revenueExcess net capitalOperating expenses
1LPL Financial LLC$5,624,856,000$1,982,868,943$100,400,000$4,749,864,491
2Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC$5,068,504,399$2,838,388,40500
3Raymond James Financial Services Inc.$2,552,554,7860$40,600,4790
4Commonwealth Equity Services, LLC dba-Commonwealth Financial Network$1,552,748,751$1,052,748,961$50,717,6290
5Northwestern Mutual Investment Services$1,351,248,000$892,371,00000
6MML Investors Services, LLC$1,184,702,241$484,342,33300
7Cambridge Investment Research Inc.$1,000,550,889$540,973,217$14,796,385$931,612,672
8Royal Alliance Associates Inc.$961,062,600$350,110,3820$118,460,057
9Equitable Advisors, LLC$945,651,166$260,209,147$21,284,069$847,311,123
10Lincoln Financial Network$847,223,962$256,036,88200
11Securities America Inc.$729,500,000$319,330,000$12,200,0000
12Kestra Financial, Inc$570,683,514$319,154,41500
13Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors$513,832,035$269,338,607$60,508,0000
14Avantax Investment Services, Inc.$507,978,780$252,367,061$18,422,896$91,686,385
15Woodbury Financial Services$498,079,797$133,838,9080$78,321,237
16Voya Financial Advisors Inc.$477,173,273$185,680,380$54,992,6150
17SagePoint Financial Inc.$415,464,414$145,826,9420$61,713,512
18Securian Financial Services Inc.$370,200,000$142,386,55800
19Lincoln Investment Planning, LLC$343,350,000$202,880,000$21,790,000$81,525,094
20Principal Securities, Inc. $320,669,984$87,296,618$9,837,1890
21FSC Securities Corp.$289,124,260$109,708,6800$44,179,741
22American Portfolios Financial Services Inc.$227,503,420$111,763,657$6,469,831$28,180,689
23Park Avenue Securities LLC$227,105,000$92,783,00000
24Independent Financial Group, LLC$193,497,500$80,880,50000
25M Holdings Securities Inc. (M Securities)$170,649,848$27,772,068$1,627,220$15,883,093
26Centaurus Financial, Inc.$163,422,286$43,421,302$13,484,7170
27Ameritas Investment Company, LLC$150,200,000$56,500,00000
28Triad Advisors, LLC$141,535,316$44,253,669$9,468,6940
29J.W. Cole Financial Inc.$131,525,000$50,041,829$6,678,900$12,325,890
30United Planners Financial Services$129,214,415$78,227,763$4,904,109$128,456,486
31Geneos Wealth Management Inc.$128,796,103$96,154,052$1,100,0000
32Sigma Financial Corp.$124,334,172$50,583,45700
33ProEquities Inc.$123,198,569$40,527,618$6,124,7930
34Hornor, Townsend & Kent, LLC$122,662,278$38,994,00000
35KMS Financial Services, Inc.$119,202,751$60,806,976$6,989,669$115,448,569
36Grove Point Financial, LLC$112,134,966$36,571,183$7,788,159$110,877,059
37PlanMember Securities Corp.$106,000,000$80,560,000$4,896,0000
38Securities Service Network LLC$101,502,000$37,468,000$7,899,0000
39Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc.$94,152,802$15,345,240$12,513,575$26,980,196
40Kovack Securities, Inc.$78,435,000$38,228,400$3,100,500$71,585,000
41The Leaders Group$76,503,9450$1,131,810$75,844,888
42The O.N. Equity Sales Co.$68,411,788$14,711,228$3,319,750$66,802,833
43Parkland Securities, LLC$67,861,520$18,471,26300
44The Investment Center Inc.$59,623,173$25,435,715$1,860,649$59,473,733
45Harbour Investments Inc.$58,767,000$27,523,000$452,000$58,000,000
46Equity Services Inc. $57,600,000$18,000,00000
47Prospera Financial Services Inc.$57,580,023$30,718,720$8,481,062$15,639,305
48LaSalle St. Securities LLC$43,000,000$10,000,000$2,000,000$4,000,000
49The Strategic Financial Alliance Inc.$42,173,454000
50Arete Wealth$36,505,635$11,270,667$545,000$32,752,396
51Spire Investment Partners LLC$35,576,099$27,445,31000
52CFD Investments Inc.$32,298,668$13,665,422$771,454$5,206,161
53Founders Financial$29,492,040$20,940,000$864,488$28,129,645
54Packerland Brokerage Services Inc.$26,846,913$5,398,474$478,032$2,999,103
55Arkadios Capital$24,611,012$10,100,012$1,400,000$18,800,000
56Nationwide Planning Associates, Inc.$21,742,546$4,947,251$1,029,445$15,861,143
57Fortune Financial Services, Inc.$20,597,743000
58Alden Investment Group$3,589,968$115,996$1$1
59Veritas Independent Partners$1,176,446$636,972$19,003$1,238,026
60St. Bernard Financial Services Inc.0000
61Thurston Springer Miller Herd & Titak0000
62Trustmont Financial Group Inc.0000
63Hilltop Securities Independent Network Inc.
64Cetera Advisor Networks
65Summit Brokerage Services, Inc.
66ING Advisor Network Inc.
67GBS Financial Corp.
68Synergy Investment Group
69First Allied Securities, Inc.
70Leonard & Co.
71MetLife Inc.
72New England Securities Inc.
73Tower Square Securities Inc.
74Walnut Street Securities Inc.
75Cutter & Company, Inc.
76Crown Capital Securities L.P.
77Foothill Securities Inc.
78Correll Co. Investment Services Corp.
79Quest Capital Strategies Inc.
80Coordinated Capital Securities Inc.
81Capital Investment Co.
82National Securities Corp.
83vFinance Investments Inc.
84Wall Street Access
85Cantella & Co. Inc.
86TFS Securities Inc.
87Century Securities Associates Inc.
88Cetera Financial Institutions
89Capital Analysts Inc.
90Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc.
91Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp.
92SA Stone
93Financial Telesis Inc.
94First Republic Securities Co.
95Financial Services International Corp.
96Protected Investors of America Inc.
97D.A. Davidson & Co.
98Williams Financial Group
99Finance 500 Inc.
100Foresters Equity Services Inc.
101CUNA Brokerage Services Inc.
102Ausdal Financial Partners
103Berthel Fisher & Co. Financial Services Inc.
104SCF Securities Inc.
105Harbor Financial Services LLC
106TriCor Financial LLC
107Kalos Capital Inc.
108Calton & Associates Inc.
109Bernardi Securities Inc.
110Allstate Financial Services LLC
111Securities Management and Research
112World Capital Brokerage, Inc.
113Infinity Financial Services
114Schwab Independent Branch Services (Franchise)
115Edward Jones
116David A. Noyes & Company
117BCG Securities, Inc.
118Quincy Cass Associates Inc.
119Signator Investors Inc.
120Cetera Financial Specialists
121NEXT Financial Group, Inc.
122SII Investments Inc.
123Questar Capital Corp.
124Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
125National Planning Corporation (NPC)
126WRP Investments Inc.
127Wunderlich Securities Inc.
128Investment Centers of America Inc.
129INVEST Financial Corp.
130Investacorp Inc.
131Cetera Advisors
132LifeMark Securities Corp.
133Bolton Global Capital

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