At a Glance
  • Consistently ranked as a national top 10 independent broker-dealer (Financial Advisor magazine, 2017)
  • Headquarters in La Vista, Nebraska (an Omaha suburb)
  • 550+ employees service over 2,200 representatives
  • Approximately $72 billion in total client assets under supervision (2017)
  • More than $30 billion in fee-based advisory AUM

Parent company: Ladenburg Thalmann Services Inc.  

Securities America

Recruit Deal

5% to 25%

Transition Financing: 5% to 25%+

Payouts of 92%-95%

Comp/Payout

Advisor Compensation Grid
Security Type Securities America Payout
Mutual Funds 92% – 95%
Direct Investments 92% – 95%
Variable Annuities 92% – 95%
Unit Trusts 92% – 95%
Prime Rate Trusts 92% – 95%
Closed-End Bond Funds 92% – 95%
Stocks, Bonds, Options, Managed Commodity Accounts 92% – 95% (less clearing costs)