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Cambridge Named a 2022 ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES Finalist in Two Categories

Firm recognized in the areas of executive leadership and community impact.

FAIRFIELD, IA – June 24, 2022 — Cambridge is proud to be named a 2022 ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES finalist in the firm-wide categories of Executive Leadership and Community Impact. Hundreds of entries were received from firms around the industry, and finalists were selected based on their overall impact on financial professionals, the broader community and industry, clients, and investors. Each nominee was evaluated based on quantitative and qualitative results.

Now in its second year, the LUMINARIES awards program recognizes individuals and firms that are pioneering positive change in the advice industry in the areas of executive leadership, community impact, thought leadership, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The LUMINARIES program is an evolution of the ThinkAdvisor Broker-Dealer of the Year awards program, which was retired after 2020. Cambridge received the Broker-Dealer of Year Award in its respective size category 13 times, making it the most honored firm in the history of the award1.

As a ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES finalist, Cambridge will be featured in a multi-layered content plan on and profiled in the November 1 print edition of Investment Advisor magazine. Winners will be selected by a judging panel and announced before a live audience at the ThinkAdvisor LUMINARIES Awards Dinner and Gala, which will take place on November 17 in New York City. Cambridge President and Chief Executive Officer Amy Webber is a member of the judging panel. Judges do not vote in any category in which their own firms are nominated.

Below is additional information on the categories in which Cambridge was selected as a finalist. To view the complete list of finalists, click here.

Community Impact

Selected finalists were evaluated based on an established and recent record of achievement in guiding and developing innovative community service projects. This work includes charitable activities of various types. Cambridge strives to impact its local communities, and society as a whole, with programs such as the following:

  • The Cambridge Foundation

  • Matching Gifts and Dollars for Volunteers

  • Paid Volunteer Time

  • Ignite Charitable Giving

  • Spirit of Cambridge

Executive Leadership

Selected finalists were evaluated based on a proven ability to change the industry in innovative and dynamic ways through growth strategies, product development efforts, hiring, and use of technology. The Cambridge executive leadership team is comprised of nine individuals committed to serving over 3,800 financial professionals and supporting over 900 home office associates. The executive team is led by Founder Eric Schwartz and Webber. Schwartz was a founding member of the Financial Services Institute (FSI) Board of Directors in 2004, and served as chair in 2009. Webber served as a member of the FINRA Board of Governors as the Independent Dealer/Insurance Affiliate Governor from 2017-2021. She served on the FSI Board of Directors from 2014-2017, and was re-elected to the Board in 2022.

About Cambridge

Cambridge is a financial solutions firm focused on serving independent financial professionals and their clients while preserving its internal control. Cambridge offers a broad range of choices for independent financial professionals regarding solutions for advice, growth, technology, and independence. 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/SIPC, that is among the largest internally controlled independent broker-dealers in the country.

Contact: Jeff Wulf, Senior Vice President, Cambridge: or 800-777-6080

1 Investment Advisor magazine, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007, Division IV; 2003, Division III.

Securities offered through Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., a broker-dealer, member FINRA/SIPC, and investment advisory services offered through Cambridge Investment Research Advisors, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser. Both are wholly owned subsidiaries of Cambridge Investment Group, Inc.

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