Our Story

Harnessing a History of Growth and Success to Support Today’s Independent Financial Advisor:

Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. (NYSE MKT: LTS) is a leading innovator of the network model in the independent broker-dealer and advisory space. The firm draws on its illustrious financial services history to empower and strengthen its subsidiaries while embracing their unique cultures and identities, pooling their collective resources to meet the needs of mainstream American investors.

135-Year Heritage

In 2014, our investment banking business, Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc., celebrated 135 years as a New York Stock Exchange member, the sixth oldest member on record.

Over 4,000 advisors in our network

Today, we serve a growing network of more than 4,000 independent financial advisors across the country.  Our Wealth Management Advantage platform delivers a robust range of institutional-caliber products, services and financial solutions that keep advisor practices competitive in the ever-changing financial advice landscape.

A Future-Focused, People-Centric Outlook

People first

Our successful evolution into a diversified financial services company provides our network with the advantages of a large-scale organization while allowing them to maintain their firms’ unique cultures, core values and management teams. This approach gives our advisors the freedom to focus on building client relationships and helping investors face the often-intimidating tasks of financial planning, funding retirement, saving for children’s education, complex insurance needs and other crucial financial goals.

Commitment to individual’s affordable financial advice

Ladenburg Thalmann’s commitment to independent financial advice is reflected in CEO Richard Lampen’s role as Director of the Financial Services Institute, an advocacy group committed to providing all individuals with access to competent and affordable financial advice, products and services.

An Established Foundation

Diversified platform of wealth management services

The firms’ network gains the competitive advantage of access to capabilities not offered by other independent broker-dealers:

  • Wealth management and asset management expertise provided through Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management (LTAM)
  • Investment banking, syndicate and capital market products, fixed income trading and equity research provided through Ladenburg Thalmann & Company (LTCO), a member of the NYSE for 135 years.
  • Complex insurance planning provided through Highland Capital Brokerage
  • Trust and estate planning solutions provided through Premier Trust

Learn more about our business lines:

Independent Brokerage & Advisory

Securities America Triad Advisors Investacorp KMS SSNPermier Trust


Investment Banking and Asset Management

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Ladenburg Thalmann Asset Management


Insurance Brokerage

Highland Capital Brokerage