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New Day at LPL? 20 Advisors Describe Changes Under Dan Arnold

September 4, 2018 – Financial Planning
Advisor Laura LaTourette noticed the difference in two panels on inclusion and diversity at LPL Financial’s recent Focus conference.
“I have never seen ‘LGBT’ written on anything when it came to LPL,” says LaTourette, who is a lesbian. “For me, that was just so empowering.”
For major office of supervisory …

LPL to Waive Mutual Fund Ticket Fees on New Hybrid RIA Platform

April 26, 2018 – Financial Planning
LPL Financial’s hybrid advisors will pick up a lower-cost option for their clients’ mutual fund investments on a new platform set to roll out later this year. Some financial advisors on the firm’s corporate RIA will also see reduced prices, starting next year.
Advisors using the No. 1 independent …

How to Judge if an FIA Fits a Client’s Portfolio

April 25, 2018 – Financial Planning
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Clients and their financial advisors have grown increasingly interested in fixed index annuities as the products tie in new benefits while becoming simpler, but they’re still not always the right choice.
Advisors need to weigh the tradeoffs of FIAs, which can include fees, the costs …

LPL’s Largest Hybrid RIA Adds 57 Advisors, Tops $14B in AUM

February 12, 2018 – Financial Planning Magazine
LPL Financial’s largest hybrid RIA, Private Advisor Group, added $10.4 million in gross dealer concessions through recruiting in 2017, boosting its assets under management to more than $14 billion and its total client assets over $27 billion.
Private Advisor hired 57 new advisors from firms like Ameriprise, Wells …