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LPL Financial was higher following its Q4 earnings report which showed the company exceeding analysts’ consensus forecast. For the quarter, it generated $3.51 per share in earnings which topped estimates of $3.39 per share. Total revenue was up 13% to reach $2.6 billion, while advisor revenue was up 20%. It also added 256 net new advisors and now has a total of 22,660 advisors.
The results were strong across the board as it saw a 22% increase in total advisory and brokerage assets, reaching $1.35 trillion. Further, it brought in $25 billion in new assets in the fourth quarter, highlighting the firm’s success in growth via acquisitions and recruitment. Another source of growth has been enterprise, where LPL manages a wealth management platform for banks, credit unions, and other institutions. Recently, it was announced that LPL would become the brokerage and wealth management platform for Prudential Financial which counts $50 billion in assets and 2,600 financial advisors.
The firm is also looking to expand with the launch of LPL Private Wealth Management which intends to hire advisors as employees rather than as independent contractors. It believes its multi-channel approach is a differentiator and key to its success as it means the firm can appeal to all types of advisors.
Finsum: LPL reported strong Q4 and full-year earnings which exceeded analysts’ estimates and sent the stock higher.
LPL Financial topped analysts’ estimates for Q3 earnings despite a slight 3% decline in earnings. It also reported a strong quarter in terms of recruiting and asset growth. It also laid out its growth plan for the future which involves expanding its capacity to serve all types of advisors.
LPL added 462 advisors on a quarterly basis and 1,360 on an annual basis. It attributed this growth in part to its new affiliation models and to boosting its offerings to serve a wider variety of advisors. CEO Dan Arnold remarked that LPL’s goal is to eventually be able to compete for all 300,000 advisors on the marketplace.
Q3 was LPL’s best quarter for asset growth since Q2 of last year when it added $43.5 billion. In Q3, the firm added $31.2 billion in assets with $12 billion from Bank of the West and Commerce. However, the company believes that its current growth is higher quality and more durable.
Richard Steinmeier, managing director of business development, said “We are strengthening in the way that individual advisors and groups of advisors are choosing to come to [LPL] in a much more material way even than Q2 2022.”
Finsum: LPL Financial reported strong Q3 results in terms of recruiting and asset growth. The firm has ambitious growth plans for the future.
LPL Financial scoops up three Wells Fargo Advisors teams who are partnering up in Charlotte, North Carolina, to create a single $1.45 billion practice. The three teams, which generated $10.5 million in revenue at Wells, moved on March 2 and joined LPL’s Strategic Wealth Services channel, which launched almost three years ago and is aimed at attracting teams from full-service firms. The new practice, Carnegie Private Wealth, is led by Angie Ostendarp, Jordan Raniszeski, and Mary Sherrill Ware, whose team at Wells had $1.1 billion in assets. Ostendarp started her career at Wells’ Wachovia predecessor in 1994. Raniszeski spent all 16 years of his career at Wells, aside from a short stint at Deloitte & Touche Investment Advisors in 2004. Ware was at Wells for her whole 16-year career. Mitch Mayfield, who has nearly 30 years of experience, all at Wells and its predecessors, is partnering with Ostendarp’s team. He had known Ostendarp from the training program at Wachovia. Jeff Vandiver, who has been friends with the other advisors for 20 years and has thirty years of experience, rounds out the new practice. He started his career at Wells predecessor First Union Brokerage Services in 1993. Raniszeski said the following in a statement, “The opportunity to create our own firm at LPL with a culture that prioritizes clients’ needs and interests above everything else just felt like the right way forward.”
Finsum:LPL recruited three separate Wells Fargo teams, who are joining together to form a new combined practice at LPL as they believe its culture prioritizes clients’ needs and interests above everything else.
LPL recently announced that Jonathan Blakelock, an army veteran, who operates Blakelock Financial Group in the Houston suburb of Kingwood, Texas, has joined LPL Financial’s broker-dealer, RIA, and custodial platforms. Blakelock and his six-member support staff joined LPL from Ameriprise, where he and the team oversaw about $180 million in advisory and brokerage assets. He started his career in 2007 and has grown his business organically over the years, now serving more than 400 clients in 17 states. His practice offers a comprehensive suite of advisory services, ranging from small businesses to retirement and tax planning strategies, to family finances and divorce financial planning. Blakelock said that he made his decision to move to LPL based on a need for greater flexibility and choice, particularly in the area of financial planning, a cornerstone of the practice. He stated the following in a new release, “LPL has several advanced planning programs to choose from, along with more mutual funds and innovative solutions to deliver better experiences for my clients. This move will give me more tools and flexibility, while still providing oversight that my clients want. It also allows me to brand my business and have more control in the way we operate.”
Finsum:Jonathan Blakelock and his six-member support staff made the move from Ameriprise to LPL based on a need for greater flexibility and choice, particularly in the area of financial planning.
LPL recently announced that two teams of advisors, who serve a combined $275 million in advisory, brokerage, and retirement plan assets have joined LPL’s employee advisor channel, Linsco by LPL Financial. Chris Corcoran CRPC® joins LPL from Merrill Lynch and will be the first tenant in a new Linsco office in Houston, Texas. Matt Jackson and Adam Callender CRPC® join LPL from Truist and will work remotely from Northeast Florida. Corcoran has nearly 25 years of industry experience and works mainly with oil and gas engineers and other self-made clients. Jackson and Callender have a combined 22 years of service, having worked together since 2006. They shifted from the mortgage industry to wealth management in 2010. They specialize in retirement planning, investment solutions, and appropriate risk management strategies. They will also be joined at LPL by Registered Client Service Associate Tiffany Nessmith. Both teams went with Linsco by LPL to enhance the client service experience and have the freedom and flexibility to focus on what’s best for their clients. Linsco serves advisors that are seeking independence, including owning their client relationships and having the flexibility to run their practice, the way they want.
Finsum:Two advisor teams managing a combined $275 million joined Linsco by LPL so they have the freedom and flexibility to focus on what’s best for their clients.