Broker-dealer Rankings

All 2012-2011 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. 2013 recruitment and staffing data will publish on April 28.

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Operating expensesPre-tax earningsExcess net capitalTotal revenueCommission revenueAnnuity revenueFixed annuity revenueVariable annuity revenueInsurance revenueLife insurance revenueDisability insurance revenueLTC insurance revenueAlternative revenueHedge fund revenueManaged futures revenuePrivate placement revenueREIT revenueFee revenueTotal assetsAvg. assets per repFee-based assetsRepsNo. of reps, maleNo. of reps, femaleProducing reps$100K-$499K reps$500K+ repsCFPsEmployeesFee-based advisersAvg. annual payoutAvg. annual production of top 20% repsTotal payout, per yearSecurities revenuesMutual fund revenuesTotal account assets: OtherRIA platform (Y/N)Social media permitted (Y/N)% of $100K+ repsRetail offices% of $500K+ reps% change in reps% change in producing repsAvg. payout per rep, per year % changeRIA platform AUM

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Rank Firm
1LPL Financial LLC
2Raymond James Financial Services Inc.
3Axa Advisors
4Commonwealth Financial Network
5Cambridge Investment Research Inc.
6Northwestern Mutual
7Securities America Inc.
8Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network
9Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors
10Royal Alliance Associates Inc.
11ING Financial Partners Inc.
12Woodbury Financial Services
13MML Investors Services LLC
14National Planning Corp.
15INVEST Financial Corp.
16SagePoint Financial Inc.
17Securian Financial Services Inc.
18NFP Advisor Services Group
19First Allied Securities Inc.
20FSC Securities Corp.
21Princor Financial Services Corp.
22Park Avenue Securities LLC
23Signator Investors Inc.
24Cadaret Grant & Co. Inc.
25Centaurus Financial Inc.
Reps$100K-$499K reps ▼$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
13,3366,4161,268$187,4782,687
4,8051,853608$267,1952,6051,630
5,2421,46677$87,73664432
1,800917397$375,315540657
2,821898161$195,919497594
5,939837169$62,780461714
1,724813219$201,125378476
1,167794292$335,27284
1,87578683$126,920234259
1,929652158$187,750202
3,22062483$118,568201279
1,25856754$166,066215163
4,57150544$34,569193
1,454483137$211,000191
1,40247582$163,000183
1,65945861$119,892202
1,053438120$238,073142182
1,650422147$191,574175263
815415102$278,214261141
1,28939395$192,826202
2,28338510$98,44986
4,18636524$37,62911572
1,60235928$72,314180
97733143$155,005110164
70230293$141,05265216
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  • Rankings only include firms that participated in the InvestmentNews Independent Broker-dealer Survey on Recruitment & Staffing
  • N/A = Not available
  • N/D = Not disclosed
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