LPL Financial Holdings Inc offers technology, brokerage and investment advisory services through business relationships with all types of financial advisors. The Company along with its subsidiaries supports diverse client base. The C...ompany’s focus is to provide advisors with the front, middle and back-office support to serve the markets for independent investment advice. The Company provide integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to more than 13,600 independent financial advisors and financial advisors at more than 700 financial institutions throughout the United States, enabling them to provide their clients with financial advice. The Company’s subsidiary, LPL Financial supports over 280 Independent RIAs with over 2,000 advisors who conduct their advisory business through ...separate entities by establishing their own RIAs rather than using Company’s corporate RIA. The Company, through Independent Advisors delivers a comprehensive and integrated suite of products and services to support their practices. Through Institutions, it provides solutions to financial institutions such as regional banks, credit unions and insurers, who seek to provide a broad array of services for their clients. The Company, through its subsidiary Fortigent, provides solutions and consulting services to asset RIAs, banks and trust companies serving high-net-worth clients by providing them with investment advice and helping them build their wealth management practices. Advisors use BranchNet workstation, an integrated technology platform that is server-based and web-accessible to manage all aspects of their businesses for clients. In addition, the Company’s Resource Center is embedded within BranchNet to provide advisors assess to the research, training, compliance and support services, as well as the ability to review products and develop marketing materials, including direct access to financial product information and exclusive research commentaries; detailed regulatory requirements; valuable marketing tools; operational information; comprehensive training and technical support. The Company provides its advisors commission-based, fee-based, cash and money market products and services including annuities, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and alternative investments, including real estate investment trusts. The sale and administration of these products are facilitated through BranchNet and Resource Center. The advisors with Independent RIA firms have the ability to conduct investment advisory business using the Company’s platform and tools and carry a brokerage license with LPL Financial to support brokerage accounts. The Company competes with Morgan Stanley; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, & Smith Incorporated; UBS Financial Services Inc.; and Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC., Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Charles Schwab & Co., Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC and TD Ameritrade among others.