Cambridge Named 2012 Broker-Dealer of the Year
Sean Bennett, President & CEO of Asset Integration Consultants announced today his broker-dealer, Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge) was named by Investment Advisor magazine as ‘2012 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 conducted by the magazine in June of this year. Cambridge was previously honored in 2010, 2008, and 2007 as Broker-Dealer of the Year in Division IV and in 2003 for Division III.
“We view this honor as an important vote of confidence that our value-added offerings are meeting our advisors needs as we support their successful and growing independent businesses,” said Eric Schwartz, Cambridge CEO and Chairman of the Board. “The Broker-Dealer of the Year honor is a key metric we follow as we continually assess the satisfaction levels of our rep-advisors for the support we offer for their independent businesses.”
According to the statement issued by Investment Advisor magazine, Cambridge ‘prevailed in the largest division … by scoring particularly high ratings among its advisors for its communication with the home office, management and its product list’.
Cambridge’s honor is based on receiving high marks in all categories, and a composite score that was highest among its peers. Over 5,000 credentialed voters – representatives of independent broker-dealers – cast ballots, and those broker-dealers that gained the highest composite scores were awarded the honors in four different divisions based on their number of producing rep-advisors. The winning broker-dealers are profiled in Investment Advisor’s September 2012 issue.
“The award bestowed upon Cambridge only reinforces our decision to bring them on as a partner. Our number one objective is to provide our clients with the very best independent and unbiased resources available in the marketplace to help them achieve their financial goals.” said Sean Bennett, President & CEO of Asset Integration Consultants, Inc.