SAN DIEGO, June 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading retail investment advisory firm and independent broker/dealer LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), today released its monthly activity report for May 2018.

Total brokerage and advisory assets served at the end of May were approximately $660 billion, a 1.1 percent increase compared to the end of April 2018. Prior to the acquisition of the broker/dealer network of National Planning Holdings, Inc. (NPH), total brokerage and advisory assets at the end of May were approximately $587 billion, a 1.2 percent increase compared to the end of April 2018. 

Total net new assets for May were $0.3 billion.  Prior to NPH, total net new assets for May were $0.8 billion, including net new advisory assets of $1.9 billion.  NPH asset onboarding completed in May with total net new assets of approximately $72 billion through the end of May.  NPH net new assets in May were an outflow of $0.5 billion, primarily driven by the departure of brokerage accounts that initially onboarded and were associated with advisors that did not onboard.

Total client cash sweep balances at the end of May were $28.6 billion, a 1.0 percent decrease compared to April 2018.

(End of Period $ in billions, unless noted)MayAprilChangeMayChange
Assets Served     
Advisory Assets290.3284.72.0%233.524.3%
Brokerage Assets369.2367.60.4%306.020.7%
Total Brokerage and Advisory Assets 659.5652.31.1%539.522.2%
Assets Served Prior to NPH     
Advisory Assets276.4270.92.0%233.518.4%
Brokerage Assets310.6309.20.5%306.01.5%
Total Brokerage and Advisory Assets 587.0580.11.2%539.58.8%
Net New Assets     
Net New Advisory Assets1.91.1n/m2.5n/m
Net New Brokerage Assets(1.6)1.0n/m(2.1)n/m
Total Net New Assets0.32.1n/m0.4n/m
Net New Assets Prior to NPH     
Net New Advisory Assets1.91.1n/m2.5n/m
Net New Brokerage Assets(1.0)(1.2)n/m(2.1)n/m
Total Net New Assets0.8(0.1)n/m0.4n/m
Net Brokerage to Advisory Conversions0.60.6n/m0.8n/m
 (End of Period $ in billion, unless noted)MayAprilChangeMayChange
Cash Sweep Balances      
Insured Cash Account Balances21.822.2(1.8)%20.94.3%
Deposit Cash Account Balances4.04.00.0%3.85.3%
Money Market Account Cash Balances2.82.73.7%3.6(22.2)%
Total Cash Sweep Balances28.628.9(1.0)%28.31.1%
Market Indices     
S&P 500 (end of period)2,7052,6482.2%2,41212.1%
Fed Funds Effective Rate (average bps)1701690.6%9186.8%

For additional information regarding these and other LPL Financial business metrics, please refer to the company’s most recent earnings release, which is available in the Press Releases section of

About LPL Financial
LPL Financial is a leader in the retail financial advice market and the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*. We serve independent financial advisors and financial institutions, providing them with the technology, research, clearing and compliance services, and practice management programs they need to create and grow thriving practices.  LPL enables them to provide objective guidance to millions of American families seeking wealth management, retirement planning, financial planning and asset management solutions. 

*Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2018.

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