FAIRFIELD, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge) announced it has achieved a 9 out of 10 overall satisfaction rating from its advisors, for the 15th year in a row. The recently conducted survey consists of a series of questions devoted to gauging the level of satisfaction that the firm’s advisors have experienced and assesses ratings in categories including: technology, practice management, compliance, transition, and marketing.
“Honoring our commitment to true independence, Cambridge will continue to extend a high level of flexibility to our rep-advisors,” said Amy Webber, Cambridge’s President. “Our advisors understand what is best for their respective practice and clients and Cambridge will deliver the support and tools they need to do it ‘their way’.”
Cambridge Valued for Dedication to the Independence of Independent
Cambridge has continued to place an emphasis on offering advisors the flexibility to run their practice in a way that is most suitable for them, as entrepreneurs and independent business owners. Nearly 99% of respondents feel that Cambridge gives them the independence to practice in a way that allows them to be most beneficial to their client.
“We are also committed to holding ourselves accountable to delivering what we say we are going to deliver in terms of culture, core values, and areas of focus,” said Webber. “Perhaps most important, we accept we can always do better, and we continually measure our results, reassess our standards, and enhance strategies.”
Survey reveals that Cambridge is Highly Recommended among Current
Over 98% of survey respondents indicated they would recommend joining Cambridge to friends or colleagues that are considering leaving their existing broker-dealer.
Webber noted, “We truly appreciate the spirit of partnership we enjoy with our advisors and we really want each and every one to achieve success as they define it, on their terms. They are passionate about serving the needs of their clients, and they choose Cambridge as their broker-dealer partner. In turn, they inspire our commitment to excellence.”
Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge), member FINRA/SIPC, is an independent, privately owned broker-dealer with over 2,400 independent registered representatives and $53.4 billion assets under management. Cambridge has been named among the Top Workplaces in Iowa the last three years1 and was recognized as one of the Best of Iowa Businesses2. Cambridge provides innovative fee programs and a full menu of commission offerings to advisors across the nation. Recognized in the industry as The Fee Experts®3, Cambridge has been ranked a fee leader among independent broker-dealers for 13 consecutive years4.
Investment Advisor magazine recently announced Cambridge as ‘2013
Broker-Dealer of the Year in Division IV’ – the division representing
independent broker-dealers with over 1,000 producing advisors. The honor
is based on the results of the annual poll conducted by the magazine in
June of this year. Cambridge has earned this honor five of the last
seven years, and was previously honored in 2012, 2010, 2008, and 2007 as
Broker-Dealer of the Year in Division IV and in 2003 for Division III.
1 Des Moines Register, “Top Workplaces in Iowa” 2011, 2012,
2 IA Biz magazine, “Best of Iowa Businesses,” 2010
3 THE FEE EXPERTS® is a registered trade mark of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. for its investment advisory service for investment managers.
4 Financial Planning magazines, June “FP50”, Top 50 Independent Broker-Dealer Issue, 2001-2013.
Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Both are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Cambridge Investment Group, Inc.