sponsored by:

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.


Company info:



Top Executive: Eric Schwartz
http://www.joincambridge.com
877-688-2369
1776 Pleasant Plain Road
Fairfield, IA

RIA department info:

Kyle Selberg

Contact: Kyle Selberg
Business Development
877-688-2369

Etcetera:

  • 600 FTEs
  • Annual revenue of $572000000
  • Founded in 1981

Q&A:

What is the service or product you offer to RIAs?

Cambridge is an independent broker-dealer that offers a hybrid model to RIAs. If a rep-advisor wants to provide both fee and commission services to their clients they may do so through Cambridge. Cambridge offers many choices among multiple trading platforms, investment programs, and customized fee schedules—far more than any of our competitors. The wide array of choices offered under our platform means that rep-advisors can more accurately and easily meet the needs of their clients without any special effort. If your clients are paying you for your expertise and expect you to make objective decisions that meet their unique needs, you will appreciate the value offered by the Cambridge culture of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness.

How do you differentiate your offering from competitors?

Our culture – As an independent broker-dealer, we know that you need to chart a course that works best for you. We believe a firm’s culture influences its reputation. When you take a hard look at a firm’s stated mission and values, it should compare to how the firm’s senior leadership and staff engage with rep-advisors and manage business activity. Since our earliest days, our founder, board members, executives, and associates have been committed to our core values. They shape everything that we do – especially in the quality of service and flexibility that you receive as a financial professional.

What else would you like to say about your business?

Cambridge encourages our rep-advisors to think about what success means to them. We will work with you every step of the way to accomplish your goals and create the business that you want – fees or commissions? Your RIA our ours? The choice is yours.


Related listings:

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.
filed under: RIA-Friendly Broker-Dealer


Related articles:

Diane Russell:  It's just not been at the top of advisors' lists for running their businesses.

Why RIAs are shunning mobile apps and why Black Diamond, Orion, Fidelity and others are still placing their chips on an iPad future

Many providers are stuck at 10% mobile adoption rate, but Fidelity has hit 40% and Orion 30% with their RIA clients
Lou Harvey: It's really going to annoy the hell out of the plan sponsors.

Which three of DOL's new 401(k) rules represent the biggest land mines for financial advisors and plan sponsors

Accepting gifts, estimating fees and using asset allocation models all demand treading lightly
Ryans Shanks: What’s stopped you in the past is that internal mechanism that tells you not to run your own business. Now, you can see all of the firms.

Ryan Shanks and Ned Van Riper eHarmonize big-fee broker recruiting

JoinAFirm.com is expected to give independent firms more play by offering more options and keeping it casual
The herd of advisors has been culled but the ones remaining may be better ones.

Rough markets cull the advisory herd but in a healthy way, new Cerulli data shows

RIAs grow in numbers and strength
John Smallwood: We knew we made the wrong decision but that was July 2008 and the world blew up and we were stuck.

Three advisors tell why they fled Securities America for Commonwealth

Scandal soured the advisors on the Securities America and set them on a search for a firm with a compatible culture
Commonwealth's Todd Estabrook: “This is one of the things that are really important. We believe it’s important to be part of an integrated marketing strategy.”

Cambridge, Commonwealth vault advisors into social media; the boost is mostly free, for now

Will partnerships with, respectively, Socialware and Erado, translate into elusive growth-via-networking?
Merion's Richard Hughes: HIs job will be to integrate advisors who want to offload back-office operations and remain active equity partners, the company said.

Merion Wealth Partners, Cambridge Investment Research and Mariner Holdings make hires with big-league experience

New employees come from Envestnet, Janus and JPMorgan
Eric Schwartz: The SEC and FINRA obviously didn’t ask the right questions when they were in Madoff’s office. So, there’s a much higher burden (now) and they don’t go by the same cook book.

Cambridge, Commonwealth see reverse breakaways due to compliance fears

Some IBDs are morphing into Super RIAs that make money by charging for oversight of fee-based assets
Jim Roth says that the economic of the IBD business have shifted to make a hybrid model a necessity for IBDs.

Pershing warns IBDs to embrace hybrid business model or risk being marginalized

Schwab gives hybrid advisors another vote of confidence in its own new study yesterday
Legislators haven't been under this much pressure to reform financial services since after the Great Depression.

Regulatory Wire: Everything an RIA needs to know about the reform agenda in Washington

If major change doesn't occur, it won't be for lack of effort
Frederick Van Den Abbeel has made CNBC his ally in recruiting RIAs to his Florida-based custodian

Trade-PMR is elbowing its way into the RIA custody market with cheap software and expensive advertising slots

Florida custodian is opening its doors to career-changers and smaller IBD reps who want to become RIAs
Jim Warren: I promised Art [Tambaro] I would seek out reasons to stay as opposed to reasons for leaving

Why a Royal Alliance champion gave up the cause after AIG made changes

Jim Warren made personal pleas to Art Tambaro but a small IBD nabbed his RIA
Mark Tibergien: Plays role in marrying RIA and brokerage assets

Pershing puts RIA custody on desktop of thousands of IBD reps (One of three articles in a series)

Pershing makes mini-custodians out of broker-dealers
Brooke Southall: I separate brokers as people from brokers as an institution

Welcome to RIABiz on day one

Online publication for financial advisors debuts from Sausalito, Calif.

Closed ArrowEdit this listing

If you are the owner of this listing, you can edit the contents and billing information. First, we have to verify via email that you are the owner: