LPL Financial


Principals of Golden Pond work with LPL Financial, one of the nationís leading independent brokerage firms.  In addition to providing access to a full range of investment products and services, LPL Financial  also provides world-class technical and back office support, and offers protection of each account for up to $100 million.*  LPL Financial provides access to one of the largest independent research departments in the industry.  And, because LPL Financial does not offer its own proprietary investment products, you are assured of receiving objective, unbiased financial advice.

The Investorside Research Association certifies its members have no investment banking conflicts.  LPL Financial is a Certified Member of the Investorside Research Association.

LPL Financial was formed in 1989 through the merger of two small but successful brokerage firms, Linsco (established in 1968) and Private Ledger (founded in 1973).  Today, LPL Financial is Americaís No. 1 independent brokerage firm** with more than 11,000 financial advisors based in more than 6,00branch offices nationwide.

LPLís rise to prominence has been driven by a commitment to independence, excellence and the simple premise that achieving your financial goals requires:

  • Solid, unbiased advice
  • Meaningful, timely information and research
  • Easy access to value-added investments and services
  • Unparalleled customer service

As LPL Financial moves into their fourth decade, they remain committed to leading the independent brokerage business.  They continue to set the highest standards in every aspect of supporting our clients so that they may help you realize a new standard for your financial future.

LPL Financial Facts 

LPL Financial  Across America

  • LPL Financial has been the number one independent broker dealer in the nation for 11 consecutive years**
  • Over $1.7 billion in revenue in 2006
  • Over 11,100 affiliated financial advisors
  • Over 6,100 branch offices in the U.S.
  • Service to over 750 financial institutions
  • Over 1,400 staff in Boston, San Diego, and Charlotte headquarters
  • Over $126 billion invested and managed annually
  • Over $50 billion in assets in LPLís fee-based programs
  • Over 5.0 million trades annually

*LPL Financialís  SIPC membership provides up to a maximum of $500,000, of which $100,000 may be in cash.  Additionally, through AIG, one of the leading U.S. based insurance organizations; your LPL Financial  account has additional securities coverage of $99.5 million.   The SIPC insurance does not cover losses in securities in any account.

**Based on revenues, as reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2010.

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