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So I’m Thomas Allen. I’m the lead analyst on LPL Investment Holdings. It’s my pleasure to introduce a company. I’m sure you all know their story, but they are leading independent broker dealer. They service about 17,000 financial advisors that benefiting from the trend two independents from traditional firms.
They service both fee and commission based assets for the key differentiator. Today we are lucky to have Mark Casady, the CEO. He has been CEO since 2005. Mark has done a great job managing the company through a number of acquisitions. He sits on the Board of FINRA and we are very happy to have him. So thank you Mark.
Good morning, everyone. Nice to see you here this morning. I want to go through a presentation and happy to take questions as we go through. Oops, I want to go through the Safe Harbor quickly, that’s usual disclosures related to forward-looking statements and such for the company.
Let start with an overview of LPL, basically we are on a mission to make sure that advisors are well-positioned to provide financial advise that unbiased and conflict free to basically middle income consumers. It’s a wide range of consumers they serve, well, majority as middle income, we do range from the mass market up to high-net-worth individuals.