Our Financial Network Alliances


Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge) is an
independent, privately-controlled broker-dealer with nearly 700 home office
associates, and over 2,900 independent registered
representatives serving hundreds of thousands of clients
across the United States. As an industry leader, we strive to
create a workplace that reflects our four core values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness while fostering an atmosphere that allows our associates to thrive and enjoy our mutual success. Cambridge has been honored as "Broker Dealer of the Year" for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, and 2003 by Investment Advisor magazine;1 and was ranked 9th in the "2015 FP50 IBD Revenue Growth" by Financial Planning magazine.2

What is an independent broker-dealer?

A broker-dealer is a company that processes the investment business of affiliated representatives like me. In the United States, a broker-dealer has to be registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority(FINRA) and is responsible for following securities laws. The broker-dealer must also ensure that the rep-advisors are properly licensed, avoid conflicts of interest, demonstrate responsibility, follow securities laws and provide due diligence on all products that the rep-advisor offers to their clients.

It allows us to offer non-proprietary investment products from a wide variety of companies with no product or sales quotas. Therefore, we are not pressured or distracted by corporate interests and can focus on what is best for you and your financial goals.

1 Investment Advisor magazine, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III. Cambridge received the highest marks from its rep-advisors in the Investment Advisor Broker-Dealer of the Year 2015 Division IV category. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10 percent of its producing rep-advisors cast valid ballots. These ballots also rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns by rep-advisors. The broker-dealers receiving the highest marks in each of four divisions are declared Broker-Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor magazine. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of participating rep-advisors surveyed in June of the seven years listed. Your experience may vary.  Visit thinkadvisor.com.

2 Financial Planning magazine, June "FP50", Top 50 Independent Broker-Dealer Issue, 2001 - 2015.


Dave Ramsey/Ramsey Solutions

Dave Ramsey is America's trusted voice on money and business matters. He is a personal money-management expert, radio personality, and author. View www.daveramsey.com to learn more. 

In 1992, Dave Ramsey started counseling folks hurting from the results of financial stress. He paid the “stupid tax” (mistakes with dollar signs on the end) so hopefully some of you won't have to. He wrote the book Financial Peace based on all that he and his wife, Sharon had learned, and began selling it out of his car. With a friend, Dave started a local radio call-in show called The Money Game, now nationally syndicated as The Dave Ramsey Show.  Ramsey Solutions is full of landmarks, including six best-sellers on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly lists. Ramsey Solutions now has more than 400 team members and a variety of products and services to help you reach your financial goals.
Dave has a network of professionals throughout the country called Endorsed Local Providers (ELP) and "SmartVestor Pros" that he refers his listeners to.  I have been an ELP since 2001 and am currently a SmartVistor Pro and pay a fee to cover the program maintenance and employee costs.  The Dave Ramsey’s Endorsed Local Provider (ELP) program is not affiliated with nor endorsed by Cambridge.