CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Feb. 28, 2017 – LPL Financial is proud to announce that the firm and its advisors have been ranked No. 1 in net customer loyalty among 24 leading financial distributor firms, according to findings from Investor Brandscape®, a Cogent Reports™ study released by Market Strategies International. LPL earned a Net Promoter® Score1 (NPSSM) of 70, 25 points higher than the No. 2 firm and was the only firm identified as a “star” by Cogent. LPL’s NPS was also 49 points higher than the average score of 21 for all firms.
Cogent’s study explored 10 key drivers of investor loyalty. LPL ranked among the top five in seven of the 10 driver areas, including three no. 1 rankings. According to the study, LPL Financial ranked:
- No. 1 in quality of investment advice;
- No. 1 in financial stability;
- No. 1 in satisfaction of fees and expenses;
- No. 3 in retirement planning services;
- No. 3 in quality and clarity of statements;
- No. 4 in range of investment products and services; and
- No. 4 in easy to do business with.
“We’re proud and humbled by this great recognition of LPL and, more importantly, our 14,000 advisors who every day offer objective financial guidance to help American investors work towards their financial goals,” said Andy Kalbaugh, managing director and divisional president, LPL Financial. “This study underscores the value of LPL’s independent business model – and our innovative, industry-leading products and services – which put the advisor at the heart of the investor relationship.”