Financial Planning Partners LPL Financial is the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer.* Because the firm has no proprietary products to sell, LPL Financial advisors can provide objective advice and investment recommendations.*As reported in Financial Planning magazine 1996-2016, based on total revenues. Family-owned and privately-held since it was founded in 2000 by CEO William Hamm Jr. on the principals of independence, flexibility and collaboration, Independent Financial Partners (IFP) is a comprehensive financial advisor support firm with home/corporate offices in Tampa, Florida, and Phoenix, Arizona. It is dedicated to delivering personalized service to a growing network of more than 450 independent advisors nationwide, allowing them to better focus on the needs of their clients.