LPL Financial is one of the leading financial service companies and largest independent dealers in the United States. The company and its affiliates offer technology, training and research services for more than 11,000 financial advisers, over 750 financial institutions, and nearly 4,000 institutional clearing and technology subscribers. LPL Financial has a staff of approximately 2,700 employees. It has subsidiaries that include LPL Financial Independent Advisor Services, LPL Financial Institution Services and LPL Financial Custom Clearing Services. LPL Financial Independent Advisor Services supports financial advisers at several career stages. LPL Financial Institution Services focuses on the needs of advisers and program managers in banks and credit unions.