About Cambridge Investment Research Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. is an internally controlled and operated financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial professionals and their clients. Founded in 19811, Cambridge serves over 3,700 financial professionals2 and provides a broad range of solutions in the areas of advice, technology, business growth, consulting, outsourcing, and more. Prior to the award’s retirement, Cambridge was recognized as Broker-Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor magazine a historic 13 times3, and was honored in the inaugural ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES Class of 2021 awards4 in the categories of executive leadership, thought leadership, and education. The firm has also been named a Top Workplace in Iowa 11 times, including a Top Workplace USA award in 2021.Headquartered in Fairfield, Iowa, Cambridge employs over 800 home office associates2 and operates an additional office space in Phoenix, Arizona. 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/SIPC1Cambridge and its predecessor broker-dealer2As of September 30, 20213Investment Advisor magazine, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III.4ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES, Class of 2021. To learn about the award criteria, visit https://event.thinkadvisor.com/luminaries-awards/criteria. Amy Webber is a member of the judging panel at ThinkAdvisor but did not vote for any category in which our firm was nominated.5The Top Workplace in Iowa, 2020 – 2011, recognition is determined by associate feedback through an anonymous survey conducted by Energage, an independent research company.