Broker Check

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 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

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.