LPL Financial Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides an integrated platform of brokerage and investment advisory services to independent financial advisors and financial advisors at financial institutions in the United States. Its brokerage offerings include variable and fixed annuities, mutual funds, equities, retirement and 529 education savings plans, fixed income products, and alternative investments; and insurance offerings comprise personalized advance case design, point-of-sale service, and product support for a range of life, disability, and long-term care products. The company also offers fee-based advisory platforms and support, which provides access to no-load/load-waived mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, stocks, bonds, conservative option strategies, unit investment trusts, institutional money managers, and no-load multi-manager variable annuities. In addition, it offers cash sweep programs; and retirement solution, a fee-based service that allows qualified advisors to provide consultation and advice. Further, it provides other services comprising tools and services enabling advisors to maintain and grow their practices; and custodial services to trusts for estates and families. The company offers its services to approximately 14,000 independent financial advisors, including financial advisors at approximately 700 financial institutions. The company was formerly known as LPL Investment Holdings Inc. and changed its name to LPL Financial Holdings Inc. in June 2012. LPL Financial Holdings Inc. is based in Boston, Massachusetts.