Summit Brokerage Services, Inc. is part of Cetera Financial Group®, a leading network of independent retail broker-dealers, which is dedicated to helping America's mass affluent investors receive professional, independent, unbiased investment advice. As the leading boutique independent broker dealer, Summit's culture of providing an unmatched level of service and support to its advisors has allowed the firm to earn the ranking as the #1 overall Independent Broker-Dealer in 2014 by Rep magazine.
Between Jan. 10 and Feb. 3, 2014, WealthManagement.com emailed invitations to participate in an online survey to print subscribers and advisors in the Meridian-IQ Database at over 80 independent broker/dealers. By Feb. 3, a total of 2,649 completed responses were received. Brokers rated their current employers on 26 items related to their satisfaction. Ratings are based on a 1-10 scale, with 10 representing the highest satisfaction level. They were also asked additional questions about their firms and respondents were given space to post their own opinion.