LPL Financial Reports Monthly Activity for May 2021

SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LPL Financial LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LPLA) (the “Company”), today released its monthly activity report for May 2021.

Total advisory and brokerage assets at the end of May were approximately $1.074 trillion, an increase of 1.0% compared to the end of April 2021.

Total net new assets for May were $6.1 billion(1), translating to a 7.4%(2) annualized growth rate. This included $0.3 billion of brokerage assets from BMO Harris Financial Advisors that onboarded in May. Total net new advisory assets were $5.7 billion, translating to a 13.2%(2) annualized growth rate.

Total client cash balances at the end of May were $47.8 billion, an increase of $0.1 billion compared to the end of April 2021. Net buying in May was $5.2 billion.

(End of Period $ in billions, unless noted)
Advisory and Brokerage Assets(3)     
Advisory Assets559.0550.51.5%364.953.2%
Brokerage Assets515.1512.70.5%381.035.2%
Total Advisory and Brokerage Assets1,074.1 1,063.2 1.0 %745.9 44.0 %
Net New Assets(2)     
Net New Advisory Assets5.738.0n/m3.1n/m
Net New Brokerage Assets0.435.9n/m1.1n/m
Total Net New Assets(4)6.1 73.8 n/m4.2 n/m

Net Brokerage to Advisory Conversions1.01.3n/m0.4n/m
Client Cash Balances      
Insured Cash Account Balances34.535.0(1.4%)33.53.0%
Deposit Cash Account Balances7.67.51.3%8.0(5.0%)
Total Bank Sweep Balances42.0 42.5 (1.2%)41.5 1.2 %
Money Market Account Cash Balances(5)4.33.716.2%1.7152.9%
Purchased Money Market Fund Balances1.51.50.0%2.9(48.3%)
Total Money Market Balances5.8 5.2 11.5 %4.6 26.1%
Total Client Cash Balances47.8 47.7 0.2 %46.2 3.2%

Net Buy (Sell) Activity5.26.9n/m3.9n/m
Market Indices     
S&P 500 (end of period)4,2044,1810.6%3,04438.1%
Fed Funds Effective Rate (average bps)67(14.3%)520.0%

(1)   May Net New Assets do not include results from Waddell & Reed advisors.
(2)   Waddell & Reed assets were not included in the calculation of our May net new asset annualized growth rate.
(3)   Assumes ~95% asset retention of Waddell & Reed total assets at the end of April 2021 and ~5% of total assets will not convert. As a reminder, this is equivalent to $67.1 billion of total assets, of which $32.6 billion were advisory and $34.5 billion were brokerage.
(4)   Total Net New Assets consist of asset inflows minus outflows, plus dividends, plus interest, minus advisory fees.
(5)   April 2021 results included $1.1 billion of Money Market Account cash balances from Waddell & Reed.

For additional information regarding these and other LPL Financial business metrics, please refer to the Company’s most recent earnings announcement, which is available in the quarterly results section of

About LPL Financial
LPL Financial was founded on the principle that the firm should work for the advisor, and not the other way around. Today, LPL is a leader* in the markets we serve, supporting more than 18,000 financial advisors, 800 institution-based investment programs and 450 independent RIA firms nationwide. We are steadfast in our commitment to the advisor-centered model and the belief that Americans deserve access to objective guidance from a financial advisor. At LPL, independence means that advisors have the freedom they deserve to choose the business model, services, and technology resources that allow them to run their perfect practice. And they have the freedom to manage their client relationships, because they know their clients best. Simply put, we take care of our advisors, so they can take care of their clients.

* Top RIA custodian (Cerulli Associates, 2019 U.S. RIA Marketplace Report)
No. 1 Independent Broker-Dealer in the U.S (Based on total revenues, Financial Planning magazine June 1996-2020)
No. 1 provider of third-party brokerage services to banks and credit unions (2020-2021 Kehrer Bielan Research & Consulting Annual TPM Report)

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