Our vision is simple
To build the greatest network of independent financial professionals who can count on us to uplift, empower, and fully support their practices.
IFP by the Numbers*
*As of 12/31/23
IFP Securities, LLC (the broker dealer), IFP Advisors, LLC (the registered investment advisor) and IFP Insurance Services are collectively referred to as Independent Financial Partners (“IFP”).
At IFP, everything we do is with the financial professionals and their clients in mind. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to providing superior service and support personalized to each individual’s needs.
OUR FOUNDER STORY
Where we began
It all started in 1995 when William E. Hamm & Associates entered the industry as an RIA. Their greatest mission was to help clients reach their financial goals. While the practice grew, Bill learned that empowering financial professionals could make a greater impact on clients.
As a financial professional himself, Bill knew the pain points and areas of change the industry needed. The result? William E Hamm Associates evolved into IFP Advisors, LLC. This time the focus not only being on the clients but on the financial professionals as well. By equipping them with the tools, resources, and support needed to grow their practices, we were able to propel our mission forward.
Bill Hamm launches William E. Hamm & Associates, a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA), providing portfolio management and financial planning to his clients in addition to commission based products through his broker-dealer.
Bill was part of an Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction (OSJ) with around 10 financial professionals, which he decided to purchase from the retiring OSJ manager.
IFP’s broker dealer and IFP Advisors, LLC decide to remain with LPL.
IFP Advisors, LLC grew to approximately 350 financial professionals on LPL’s hybrid RIA platforms.
Driven by the desire to completely control the firm’s destiny, IFP Advisors, LLC executive team started to consider the idea of leaving LPL to form the firm’s own broker-dealer.
IFP Advisors, LLC left LPL and launched their own broker-dealer, IFP Securities, LLC with approximately 200 financial professionals, becoming fully independent.
The IFP Network has grown to over 250 financial professionals
IFP strives to promote and instill a culture that encourages, strengthens, and celebrates employees at every stage in their career. We believe in creating a workplace that our team wants to be part of and is proud to represent. We’ve seen firsthand how happy employees provide better service and ultimately are the foundation of our firm.