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Outlook 2017: Gauging Market Milestones

 


2017 IRS Retirement Contribution Limits:


10/03/16
LPL Financial's Chief Investment Officer, Burt White discusses potential, as advisors and investors:


08/03/16
Midyear Outlook 2016: A Vote of Confidence

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04/05/16

Meet Amanda!

Photo of Amanda FriedmanWe've made an addition to our SFS team! Amanda Friedman has joined our office as a Wealth Advisor.

Amanda has spent the past 4 years working for another financial firm in Latham, NY as a Wealth Manager, where she has been a Registered Representative with securities registrations held with LPL Financial.

We are confident that Amanda will make an excellent addition to our team and help us to continue to provide the high quality service that our clients deserve!


01/04/16

2016 Retirement Contribution Limits Remain the Same


01/04/16

Outlook 2016


Robert M. Schermerhorn, CFP® Attends National Financial Conference

Saratoga Springs, NY — August 3, 2015 — Robert M. Schermerhorn, CFP® from Saratoga Financial Services recently attended LPL Financial’s Focus 2015, one of the financial industry’s premier events and the largest annual conference hosted by LPL, the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer.*

Hosted in Boston from July 26th to 29th, nearly 4,000 industry professionals from around the country gathered at Focus to learn new strategies and skills, expand knowledge in numerous product areas, network with peers and industry experts and discuss the most relevant opportunities and challenges facing the financial services industry.

Attendees also heard from influential and motivational speakers who addressed current events, financial industry trends and leadership topics. Keynote speakers included: Sir Richard Branson, chairman of Virgin Atlantic Airways, founder of Virgin Records and head of Virgin Group, Ltd, a conglomerate encompassing more than 360 companies; and Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System.

“Attending LPL’s annual Focus conference provided a great opportunity to engage with industry leaders and peers and to stay well-informed of financial trends and industry best practices,” said Schermerhorn. “The discussions and learnings are valuable takeaways so that I can continue to provide the best service and support to my clients as we work together toward their financial goals.”

*Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2015

About LPL Financial
LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), is a leader in the financial advice market and serves $485 billion in retail assets. The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and more than 700 banks and credit unions. LPL Financial is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer since 1996 (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2015), is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians with $105 billion in retail assets served, and acts as an independent consultant to over an estimated 40,000 retirement plans with an estimated $120 billion in retirement plan assets served, as of March 31, 2015. In addition, LPL Financial supports approximately 4,300 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have 3,352 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.


6/16/15

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ROBERT M. SCHERMERHORN, CFP® ATTENDS LPL FINANCIAL BUSINESS LEADERS MASTERS 2015 CONFERENCE 

Saratoga Springs, NY --4/1/15 — Robert M. Schermerhorn, CFP® from Saratoga Financial Services recently attended the LPL Financial Masters 2015 conference, an event hosted for top performing advisors of LPL Financial LLC, the nation’s largest independent broker/dealer*, an RIA custodian and a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA).

Providing an educational forum for qualifying advisors, this important annual advisor event included presentations and breakout sessions moderated by LPL leaders and strategic partners. It also provided a unique opportunity to network and share ideas with industry peers.

“It is an honor to be recognized as a top advisor at LPL,” said Schermerhorn. “Having the opportunity to take part in an industry event such as Masters is an amazing opportunity to broaden and deepen the level of service and experience I can provide to my clients.”

“LPL is proud to host our top performing advisors at this annual event,” said Dan Arnold, LPL president. “Recognizing our elite advisors at Masters is a way to extend our gratitude for their hard work and commitment to their clients, but more importantly it is a way to provide them with continued support in managing and growing their businesses.”

*Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2014

 

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:LPLA), is a leader in the financial advice market and serves $475 billion in retail assets. The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 14,000 independent financial advisors and over 700 banks and credit unions. LPL Financial is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer since 1996 (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2014), is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians with $91 billion in retail assets served, as of Dec. 31, 2014, and acts as an independent consultant to over an estimated 40,000 retirement plans with an estimated $115 billion in retirement plan assets served. In addition, LPL Financial supports approximately 4,400 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have 3,384 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial. A registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC 


02/01/15

Updated 2015 IRS Retirement Contribution Limits


12/15/14
We Have Been Featured In The NY Financial Leaders Section Of Forbes Magazine

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ROBERT M. SCHERMERHORN, CFP® ATTENDS LPL FINANCIAL BUSINESS LEADERS FORUM, AN EXCLUSIVE BUSINESS-BUILDING EVENT

Saratoga Springs, NY --11/10/14—Robert M. Schermerhorn, CFP® from Saratoga Financial Services recently attended the Business Leaders Forum 2014 in Austin, TX, one of two exclusive invitation-only regional events hosted by LPL Financial, the nation’s number one independent broker-dealer.*

Business Leaders Forums are tailored for top producing advisors at LPL Financial to help them learn new business development and proactive management techniques, and provide them with the opportunity to network and share ideas with like-minded peers. The events include presentations from LPL Financial professionals and strategic partners.

“Attending the Business Leaders Forum helps demonstrate our firm’s commitment to continuing education,” says Schermerhorn. “Through this event, I gained insight into many of the latest financial strategies and trends that will allow me to continue putting my clients’ best interests first.”

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Investment Holdings Inc., is an independent broker-dealer. LPL and its affiliates offer proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 13,500 financial advisors and approximately 700 financial institutions. Additionally, LPL supports more than 4,000 financial advisors who are affiliated and licensed with insurance companies with customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL and its affiliates have more than 3,000 employees with employees and offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

* As reported by Financial Planning magazine, June 1996–2014, based on total revenue.

Securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC

 


ROBERT M. SCHERMERHORN, CFP® ATTENDS LPL 2014 NATIONAL CONFERENCE, A LEADING FINANCIAL SERVICES EVENT FOCUSED ON INCREASING VALUE TO INVESTORS

Saratoga Springs, NY --9/5/14-- Robert M. Schermerhorn, CFP® from Saratoga Financial Services recently attended focus 2014, a leading financial services industry conference hosted by LPL Financial, the nation’s number one independent broker-dealer.*

Held in San Diego, August 10 to 13, Focus 2014 was one of the industry’s premier sales and education events for financial professionals. More than 6,000 total attendees from around the country assembled to learn new strategies and skills, expand knowledge in numerous product areas, and network with peers and industry experts. They also heard from influential speakers who addressed current events and financial industry trends. The speakers included Jim Collins, management expert and best-selling author; Bob Woodruff, one-time ABC World News Tonight co-anchor who was seriously injured by a roadside bomb while reporting in Iraq, and his wife, Lee; and Tim Pawlenty, CEO of Financial Services Roundtable and former governor of Minnesota.

“Attending focus 2014 provided an outstanding opportunity for me to attend a variety of business sessions, technology training workshops and continuing education classes to stay well-informed of financial trends and industry best practices,” says Schermerhorn. “In addition, I discovered strategies to continually improve my communication and engagement with my clients.”

* Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2014.

About LPL Financial

LPL Financial, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LPLA), is a leader in the financial advice market and serves $465 billion in retail assets. The Company provides proprietary technology, comprehensive clearing and compliance services, practice management programs and training, and independent research to more than 13,800 independent financial advisors and over 700 banks and credit unions. LPL Financial is the nation's largest independent broker-dealer since 1996 (based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine, June 1996-2014), is one of the fastest growing RIA custodians with $78 billion in retail assets served (as of June 30, 2014), and acts as an independent consultant to over 40,000 retirement plans with approximately $110 billion in retirement plan assets served. In addition, LPL Financial supports approximately 4,400 financial advisors licensed with insurance companies by providing customized clearing, advisory platforms, and technology solutions. LPL Financial and its affiliates have 3,374 employees with primary offices in Boston, Charlotte, and San Diego. For more information, please visit www.lpl.com.

Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC.

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