Broker-dealer Rankings

All 2013-2011 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.

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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 repsNo. of producing reps, maleNo. of producing reps, female$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 Reps$100K-$499K reps ▼$500K+ repsAvg. annual payoutEmployeesCFPs
1LPL Financial LLC13,6736,6271,680$207,5272,984
2Raymond James Financial Services Inc.4,9431,929772$295,2542,5841,792
3Axa Advisors5,0781,490115$98,65237460
4Northwestern Mutual5,9981,022228$85,581464779
5Cambridge Investment Research Inc.3,0411,003226$222,016579639
6Commonwealth Financial Network1,846881482$424,311604696
7Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors1,902835126$148,594247251
8Securities America Inc.1,772827225$215,705452506
9Royal Alliance Associates Inc.1,916675193$220,718176
10ING Financial Partners Inc.3,06866296$137,694299304
11Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network1,221626373$345,91684
12Woodbury Financial Services1,19859682$187,866176156
13SagePoint Financial Inc.1,71855496$139,691176
14MML Investors Services LLC4,71755451$41,650204
15HD Vest Investment Services4,48852883$86,250311631
16National Planning Corp.1,439524163$236,000194276
17FSC Securities Corp.1,261453132$216,390176
18NFP Advisor Services Group 1,654430163$211,100182301
19First Allied Securities Inc.795428127$301,752262133
20INVEST Financial Corp.1,350428102$208,000178194
21Securian Financial Services Inc.1,035423135$297,657142194
22Signator Investors Inc.1,54738537$83,567178235
23Park Avenue Securities LLC4,18536729$39,52811172
24Cadaret Grant & Co. Inc.95034758$182,583113162
25Princor Financial Services Corp.2,27633416$113,968185
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