Cambridge announces expansion with new office space in Phoenix
Extension of main campus also serves over 3,700 independent financial professionals and financial advisors
PHOENIX December 8, 2020 – As an extension of the firm’s main campus, Cambridge, a leading financial solutions firm, has announced the opening of a new office space located in Phoenix, Arizona. With this latest expansion effort, Cambridge now has offices in the Southwest, Midwest, and Southeast regions of the country. The firm, with about $125 billion in assets under advisement1 and approximately $1 billion in annual revenues, provides financial solutions and services to more than 3,700 independent financial professionals and financial advisors.
“This expansion is part of our strategic growth objectives in serving independent financial professionals and their investing clients,” said Cambridge President and CEO, Amy Webber. “Our dedication to making a difference in the lives of our financial professionals is at the core of everything we do, and we are excited to open our new office for our growing team in the Phoenix area.”
Cambridge is the sixth largest independent broker-dealer2 and serves independent financial professionals based in every state. Its new office in the Phoenix metro area is designed to support 50 locally based associates in professional roles ranging from digital marketing to technology and other business and service areas. In addition to enhancing the firm’s financial services and recruiting presence in the western half of the country, the Phoenix office will also provide additional backup systems options.
“This additional office location will serve as an extension of our main campus in Iowa and presents our continued dedication to attracting and retaining top financial services talent,” said Chief Marketing Officer, Jeff Vivacqua. “And we are also better positioned to serve the needs of financial professionals and their investing clients across differing time zones.”
Webber added, “The Phoenix metro area is home to many financial services companies and broadens our reach to skilled and seasoned career minded professionals – especially those who appreciate a shared sense of purpose, values and dedication to independence.” Cambridge currently employs about 900 corporate associates located throughout the United States, and in spite of the pandemic, has continued to hire new associates according to 2020 plans. While many companies shuttered summer internships due to COVID-19 impacts, Cambridge delivered on its commitments to aspiring college students and hosted over two dozen internships on a virtual basis.
Cambridge is a financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial professionals and their investing clients while preserving its private control. Cambridge offers a broad range of choices for independent financial professionals regarding solutions for advice, growth, technology, and independence. Cambridge’s national reach includes: Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc. – a large corporate RIA; and Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. – an independent broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, that is among the largest privately controlled independent broker-dealers in the country. Cambridge continues to be a multi-year honoree as a top workplace3 and broker-dealer4 of the year. Headquartered on a scenic, 60-acre campus in Fairfield, Iowa, Cambridge is committed to maintaining its corporate campus in Iowa as a long-term primary location. The firm has also maintained office space in Atlanta, Georgia for over a decade to serve a team of professionals in compliance and technology roles.
1Assets under advisement (AUA) reflects fee based and independent RIA assets plus commission assets.
2 6th largest broker-dealer based on gross revenue, Investment Advisor magazine, 2020
3The Top Workplace in Iowa, 2020 – 2011, recognition is determined by associate feedback through an anonymous survey conducted by Energage, an independent research company.
4Investment Advisor magazine, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III.
Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of Cambridge Investment Group, Inc. Keywords: financial advisors, broker-dealer