Our Broker-Dealer

Coastal Retirement Advisors is an independent firm, meaning we maintain our independence from Wall Street, big banks, and insurance companies. We are not pressured by corporate interests and can focus on providing the products and services that work best for our clients. We work for our clients and no one else.

We choose to work with independent broker-dealer Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., one of the largest privately controlled independent broker-dealers in the country. Cambridge supports several thousand independent financial professionals nationwide, who serve hundreds of thousands of clients.

Cambridge is committed to providing the resources and support that help us serve our clients’ needs. Through Cambridge, we have access to a vast menu of compliance-friendly programs, products, and services. This allows us to customize an investment strategy designed to meet your long-term financial needs.

Cambridge also helps us with the processing of investment business and holds responsibility for regulatory compliance and adherence to securities laws. Cambridge is different from the large investment banks and investment companies because they allow us to offer non-proprietary products, such as mutual funds or life insurance, from a wide variety of companies.

Cambridge at a Glance

Founded in 19811

3,318 producing advisors across all 50 states

885 home office associates

$105 billion in assets under advisement (AUA)2

Twelve-time Broker-Dealer of the Year3

*As of 6/30/19

1Cambridge and its predecessor broker-dealer

2AUA reflects fee based and independent RIA assets plus commission assets

3Investment Advisor magazine, 2019-2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III. Cambridge received the highest marks from its advisors in the Investment Advisor Broker-Dealer of the Year 2019 Division IV category. A broker-dealer becomes eligible for this honor only after a minimum of 10 percent of its producing advisors cast valid ballots. These ballots also rate the broker-dealer in 15 different categories defined by Investment Advisor as relevant challenges and concerns by 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 advisors surveyed in the eight years listed. Your experience may vary. Visit thinkadvisor.com.

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