Who is Cambridge?
Independent financial professionals have the freedom to choose who they do business with, including who they want as their broker-dealer. We have chosen Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge) as our independent broker-dealer, the company that processes our investment business and helps ensure we are appropriately licensed, properly complete and maintain paperwork, and follow securities laws.
Cambridge’s purpose is to “make a difference in the lives of our advisors, their clients, and our associates.” They aim to do this by being the leading independent firm through:
- Competitive differentiation
- Superior quality
- Customizable experience
- Unique culture
Cambridge supports more than 3,000 rep-advisors in all 50 states, and has 700 home office associates(1). For the past 18 years, Cambridge has scored at least nine out of 10 in an annual comprehensive rep-advisor satisfaction survey.
Cambridge’s industry-wide recognitions include:
- Nine-time Broker-Dealer of the Year(2)
- 10th in ‘2016 FP50 IBD Revenue Growth’(3)
- Top 10 in U.S. for ‘Independent Broker-Dealer Revenue’(4)
- ‘Top Workplace in Iowa’ since ranking began in 2011(5)
Aligning with an award-winning independent broker-dealer is important to us. Using an established broker-dealer like Cambridge means we have access to their extensive resources – yet the freedom to do business in a way that best meets the needs of our clients.
Visit www.cir2.com to learn more about the Cambridge story.
1 As of September 30, 2016
2 Investment Advisor magazine, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10% of its producing rep-advisors cast valid ballots. The ballots rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns. Broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four divisions are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of participants surveyed in June of each of the years listed. Experience may vary. Visit thinkadvisor.com.
3 Financial Planning magazine, June "FP50", Top 50 Independent Broker-Dealer Issue, 2016
4 Financial Planning magazine, June “FP50”, 2012-2016
5 Des Moines Register, "Top Workplaces in Iowa," 2011-2016
Reproduced with permission by Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. for specific use through December 31, 2017.