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September 1, 2009

Broker/Dealers of the Year, Through the Years

This is the 19th year that Investment Advisor readers have chosen Broker/Dealers of the Year. During the first four years of voting, the top five vote-getters, regardless of their size as measured by producing reps, were declared winners. Beginning in 1995, four divisions were created based on the B/Ds' number of reps, resulting in peers competing against each other. A statistical anomaly (since remedied) resulted in a fifth winner being declared in 2005.

2009

2008

2007

2006

Division I

(1 to 199 producing reps)

Prospera Financial Services

Harbour Investments

Harbour Investments

Contemporary Financial

Division II

(200 to 499 producing reps)

The Investment Center

The Investment Center

Brecek & Young Advisors

The Investment Center

Division III

(500 to 999 producing reps)

Sigma Financial

NEXT Financial

CFG/H. Beck

NEXT Financial

Division IV

(1,000 or more producing reps)

Woodbury Financial

Cambridge Investment Research

Cambridge Investment Research

Woodbury Financial

2005

2004

2003

2002

Division I

Geneos Wealth Mgmt.

Geneos Wealth Mgmt.

Century Securities

Signal Securities

Division II

Brecek & Young Advisors

NEXT Financial

NEXT Financial

NEXT Financial

Division III

NEXT Financial

Sigma Financial

Cambridge

Commonwealth

Division IV

FSC Securities

FSC Securities

Intersecurities

FSC Securities

Commonwealth

2001

2000

1999

1998

Division I

NEXT Financial

Signal Securities

Brecek & Young

Signal Securities

Division II

Brecek & Young

Brecek & Young

Sigma Financial

Sigma Financial

Division III

Commonwealth

Cadaret Grant

Commonwealth

Commonwealth

Division IV

Investors Capital

Investors Capital

Horner Townsend

Horner Townsend

1997

1996

1995

Division I

Signal Securities

Signal Securities

Signal Securities

Division II

Commonwealth

Commonwealth

Sigma Financial

Division III

Cadaret Grant

Mariner Financial

FSC

Division IV

Horner Townsend

FSC

FNIC

1994 Top 5

1993 Top 5

1992 Top 5

1991 Top 5

Sigma Financial

Sigma Financial

Sigma Financial

IM&R

Commonwealth

Comprehensive

IM&R

FNIC

InvestaCorp

IM&R

FSC

Commonwealth

FNIC

LPL

FFP

FSC

JW Charles Sec.

FSC

Commonwealth

Sigma

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