Cambridge Investment Research, Inc.

cambridge signJust as you have the opportunity to choose your financial professional, Owen Kane in turn chooses his independent broker-dealer. Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, is one of the most respected independent broker-dealers in the industry. Unlike most broker-dealers, which are located on the coasts, Cambridge is located on Pleasant Plain Road in Fairfield, Iowa. After completing his due diligence, Owen found everything pleasant and nothing plain regarding the associates and resources at Cambridge.

Cambridge is dedicated to serving independent financial professionals and committed to remaining privately owned. As one of the largest privately held broker-dealers in the United States, Cambridge is owned entirely by management and financial professionals. Their executive leadership has spent over 15 years consciously building a legal structure, business plan, and superior management team with the goal of remaining privately owned. Cambridge has continually put the objectivity of independent professionals first to ensure the long-term success of the financial services industry, financial professionals, and clients. They offer one of the largest selections of quality financial products and services available in the industry, and they are dedicated to providing the broadest scope of flexibility and choice to the financial professional. Cambridge’s service oriented culture is driven by their core values of integrity, commitment, flexibility, and kindness. The core values that have served them well for nearly 30 years will continue to drive their success for the years to come.

Quick Facts about Cambridge


• Mission is to make a difference as the leading independent broker-dealer specializing in fee-based advisor solutions

• Founded in 1981(1)

• 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

• Ranked 9th in the ‘2015 FP50 IBD Revenue Growth’ by Financial Planning magazine.2

• Recognized as The Fee Experts®(³)

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 ballets. 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 Financial Planning magazine, June “FP50”, Top 50 Independent Broker-Dealer Issue, 2001-2015. ³ THE FEE EXPERTS is a registered mark of Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. for its investment advisory services for investment managers. Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. To learn more about Cambridge click here.