About LPL Financial LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenue, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2017), a top RIA custodian, and a leading independent consultant to retirement plans. LPL Financial offers proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to over 13,000 financial advisors and approximately 685 financial institutions. In addition, LPL Financial supports over 4,400 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 2,900 employees with headquarters in Boston, Charlotte and San Diego. For more information, visit www.lpl.com.Providing Americans with investment advice has never been more important than now. At LPL Financial, we help financial professionals manage the complexities of running successful organizations by providing our customers with access to:Leading-edge tools and technologyIndependent investment researchDedicated service and trainingOpen product architecture offering investment solutionsThis mix of products and services allows our customers to focus on providing investment advice and to help their clients pursue important life and financial goals.Who we serveAs a diversified financial services company, we serve three distinct customer groups. Independent Advisor Services meets the needs of advisors at every stage of their careers. Institution Services focuses on the needs of banks and credit unions. Custom Clearing Services works with leading financial services companies.By tailoring our programs and services to the unique needs of our customers, we help them to stay focused on their core areas of expertise, while enabling them to provide outstanding service and strategies to their clients. Being 100% committed to the success of the financial professionals we serve is what has helped LPL Financial become one of the leading diversified financial services organizations in the country, with headquarters in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego.We have a proud heritage of helping financial professionals and their clients pursue their personal, professional, and financial dreams. Our strength and resources help provide our customers with a solid foundation for continued growth.