Our Broker-dealer

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge) believes in honoring the entrepreneurial spirit of the financial professional. Instead of asking financial professionals to fit into a mold, they are empowered with a vast menu of compliance-friendly programs, products and services. The firm’s service-oriented culture is driven by unwavering core values of integrity, commitment, flexibility and kindness. Cambridge is proud to be the Broker/Dealer of choice for independent financial professionals who share these core values.

Owned entirely by its management and financial professionals around the country, Cambridge is committed to true independence. Their leadership has spent over 15 years consciously building a legal structure, business plan and a superior management team with the goal of remaining privately owned. Since its inception in 1981¹, Cambridge has continually put the objectivity of its financial professionals first to ensure the long-term success of the financial services industry, financial professionals and clients. It offers one of the largest footprints of financial products and services available in the industry, and is committed to providing the highest level of flexibility and choice to its financial professionals.

On August 24, 2016, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge) reported that Investment Advisor magazine had announced Cambridge as the “2016 Broker-Dealer of the Year in Division IV” – the division representing independent broker-dealers with over 1,000 producing advisors.  The honor is based on the results of the annual poll of advisors conducted by the magazine in June, 2016.  Cambridge has earned this honor for the ninth time, previously honored in 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2007 as Broker-Dealer of the Year in Division IV and 2003 for Division III.  A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10% of its producing rep-advisors case 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. This recognition is not representative of investment performance or returns of rep/advisors.


(1) Cambridge and its predecessor Broker/Dealer.