LPL Financial Congratulates Honorees in the Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors List for 2014

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Three LPL Financial Affiliated Advisors Land in the Top 100 List

LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, an RIA custodian, and a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., today congratulated three of its affiliated financial advisors for their recognition in the Barron’s list of America’s Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2014.

Published by Barron’s, a leading financial publication, the 2014 Top 100 Financial Advisors list recognizes the top financial advisors in the nation. The rankings are based on assets under management, revenue generated for an advisor’s firm and the overall quality of their practice.

Selected from financial advisors nominated from throughout the United States, the top advisors affiliated with LPL Financial are as follows:

  •     Ron Carson, Founder and CEO of Carson Wealth Management Group in Omaha, Nebraska, was ranked 29 out of 100.
  •     Laila Pence, President of Pence Wealth Management in Newport Beach, California was ranked 75 out of 100.
  •     Susan Kaplan, President of Kaplan Financial Services of Newton, Massachusetts, was ranked 76 out of 100.

“We congratulate these outstanding LPL Financial-affiliated independent advisors,” said Robert Moore, President of LPL Financial. “They have been recognized by Barron’s to be among the very best advisors in the country and are leading examples of the thousands of financial advisors we serve each day who provide objective financial advice. These advisors have an unwavering commitment to their clients and we honor their hard work. At LPL Financial we are proud to be a trusted partner and to support their continuing success.”

The full Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2014 list can be found at: Barron’s Top 100.

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc., is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2013), an RIA custodian, and an independent consultant to retirement plans. LPL Financial offers proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 13,700 financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. In addition, LPL Financial supports approximately 4,500 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have more than 3,000 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial. A registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.

Carson Wealth Management Group, Pence Wealth Management, Kaplan Financial Services and LPL Financial are separate entities.



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