Our Broker-Dealer

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, is among the largest privately controlled independent broker-dealers in the country. Cambridge supports several thousand independent financial professionals nationwide who serve hundreds of thousands of clients.

Honored to be among the most respected firms in the industry, Cambridge offers a broad range of choices regarding financial solutions:


Financial professional solutions for both asset management and financial planning with portfolio overlay management


Platform choices comprised of a corporate RIA or independent RIA for dual registration or fee-only business models


Multiple options for both qualified and non-qualified – direct or brokerage, fee or commissionable IRAs, and multiple clearing and custodial platforms


A full spectrum of middle office services designed for solo/ensembles, branches, and super branches


Succession and acquisition financial lending plus business technology expertise


Outsourcing services centered on independent financial professional firms, including business consulting, client marketing, and virtual office assistants, as well as insurance services

Cambridge is focused on the financial professional with an independent mindset and dedication to best serving the needs of their investing clients. Remaining independent and privately controlled has long been part of their plan. Cambridge believes that independence is important to their ability to control their destiny – so financial professionals can gain better control of their journey as independent business owners.

For more information about working with Cambridge, our broker-dealer, please visit www.joincambridge.com and www.youcontrolthejourney.com.

Please note that information contained at these two sites is intended for investment professionals only.

Broker-Dealer of the Year

Cambridge is proud to share it has been named by Investment Advisor magazine as a 2020 Broker-Dealer of the Year in Division IV1, the division representing independent broker-dealers with more than 1,000 producing advisors. The honor is based on the results of an annual poll of advisors, conducted by the magazine earlier this year. Cambridge is the only broker-dealer to receive the award 12 times, previously being recognized in 2020-2012, 2010, 2008, and 2007 as Broker-Dealer of the Year in Division IV and in 2003 for Division III, making it the winningest firm in the award’s history. Read more…

1Investment Advisor magazine, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012 – 2020, Division IV; A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10% of its producing financial professionals cast valid ballots. The ballots rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns. Broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four divisions are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year. Results are based on experiences and perceptions of participants surveyed in June of each of the years listed. Experience may vary. This recognition is not representative of investment performance or returns of financial professionals..

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