"The unprecedented events of 2008 and the ongoing market volatility of 2009 have raised serious questions about the stability of several well-known financial services organizations. At times like these, it is natural you might have concerns about the financial strength of the firms through which you invest. Although this has been a difficult time for many in our industry, LPL Financial remains financially sound and continues to maintain the strongest committment to providing resources and support that help LPL Financial advisors to serve the needs of their clients. To help address a few questions you may have, I would like to share with you some information about our business model, our financial performance and liquidity position, the steps we take to help protect client accounts, how we are regulated, and how we assess risk from other parties with which we do business".

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