LPL Financial Congratulates Compass Financial Partners for Recognition in PLANADVISER’s 2014 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers List

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LPL Financial Congratulates Compass Financial Partners for Recognition in PLANADVISER’s 2014 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers List

San Diego, CA and Greensboro, NC - February 2014 – LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer, an RIA custodian, and a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), congratulated Compass Financial Partners in Greensboro, NC for being recognized in PLANADVISER’s 2014 Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers list.  PLANADVISER is a leading financial industry publication.  The financial professionals of Compass Financial Partners are affiliated with LPL Financial.

According to PLANADVISER, the “Top 100 Advisers” list for 2014 recognizes outstanding individuals, teams and multi-office teams according to a variety of quantitative measures, including the dollar value of qualified plan assets under advisement (AUA) as well as the number of plans under advisement as reported directly by nominees. It also draws attention to those who have at least 20 percent of their practice focused on 403(b) plans, 457 plans, defined benefit plans (DB), or non-qualified plans.

“We enthusiastically congratulate Compass Financial Partners on this important industry recognition,” said Bill Chetney, President of LPL Retirement Partners, the division within LPL Financial wholly focused on retirement plans. “Compass Financial Partners’ commitment to excellence and their demonstrated merit in support of their clients’ retirement plan needs has distinguished them as a leader in our industry. Compass Financial Partners is an outstanding example of the importance of independent financial advisors in helping organizations and their employees to pursue their retirement plan goals.  We are proud to serve as an empowering partner to Compass Financial Partners, and to support their ongoing success.”

“We are honored to be named by PLANADVISER as one of the nation’s top 100 retirement plan advisor teams,” said Kathleen Kelly, Managing Partner of Compass Financial Partners. “Compass Financial Partners is fully committed to helping our clients pursue their financial goals, and a successful retirement plan is a vital component of everyone’s financial health.  We look forward to continuing to provide objective, unbiased advice and outstanding service to plan sponsors and their employees. We are grateful to our clients and to LPL Financial for their ongoing support."

About Compass Financial Partners, LLC 
Compass Financial Partners provides independent, objective retirement plan consulting and investment advisory services to plan sponsors across the United States. From recordkeeper search and selection and vendor fee benchmarking; to investment due diligence and employee communications, Compass Financial Partners’ process-driven suite of fiduciary services provides the resources necessary to help employers work towards successful retirement plan programs. Founded with a vision to offer high-quality consulting services independent of the service provider, Compass Financial Partners is based in Greensboro, N.C. For more information, visit www.CompassFP.com.

About LPL Financial 
LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq:LPLA), is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2013), a top RIA custodian,* and an independent consultant to retirement plans. LPL Financial offers proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 13,400 financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. In addition, LPL Financial supports more than 4,600 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have approximately 3,000 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

NAPA is not affiliated with LPL Financial

*Cerulli Associates: RIA Service Agent Survey Q1 2013

About National Association of Plan Advisors
LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA), is     the nation's largest independent broker-dealer (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2013), an RIA custodian, and an independent consultant to retirement plans. LPL Financial offers proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 13,500 financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. In addition, LPL Financial supports more than 4,500 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have approximately 3,000 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

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PLANADVISER is not affiliated with LPL Financial