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IFP announces termination of LPL contract
May 21, 2019 | Author: Max Griendling
Officially launches independent broker-dealer Tampa, Fla. May 22, 2019 – Independent Financial Partners (IFP) has announced the official termination of their contract with LPL Financial (LPL) today, and that the firm has begun the process of transitioning to its new independent broker-dealer entity. Leaving LPL with more than 200 advisors and thousands of client accounts, …
2018: A Year in Review
January 16, 2019 | Author: Chris Hamm
2018 was a watershed year for IFP. At the beginning of the year, we made the decision to do something exciting and risky — leave our current broker-dealer, LPL Financial, and create our own. That meant informing LPL of our intent and hoping they would work amicably with us. That meant informing our clients, the …
Is Your Broker-Dealer Transparent?
December 10, 2018 | Author: Bill Hamm
A financial advisor hedges a great deal of their success on the broker-dealer they choose to affiliate with. The broker-dealer controls the price points for revenues by setting advisor payout percentages, and it controls the price points for expenses by setting trading costs and fixed technology expenses, among other things. As an advisor, are you …