Samson Albert Maxbauer

This brochure supplement provides information about Samson Maxbauer as a supplement to the LPL Financial disclosure brochure. You should have received a copy of the LPL Financial disclosure brochure that describes the investment advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment adviser. Please contact LPL Financial at the telephone number above or email if you did not receive the LPL Financial brochure or if you have any questions about the contents of the supplement. Additional information about Samson Maxbauer is available on the SEC’s website at

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Samson Albert Maxbauer Year of birth: 1983


Michigan State University; MSA Accounting 09/05/2011 – 05/04/2012
Michigan State University; MBA Finance and Accounting 09/02/2009 – 05/03/2011
University of Michigan; BA Political Science 09/03/2002 – 04/03/2007

Business Experience

LPL Finanical LLC; Registered Representative 06/2017 – PRESENT
Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.; Investment Adviser Rep 04/2015 – 06/2017
Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.; Financial Advisor 07/2014 – 06/2017
Price Waterhouse Coopers; Experienced Associate 09/2012 – 07/2014
Michigan State University; Full Time Student 09/2009 – 06/2012


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If your financial advisor provides you services in a Strategic Asset Management (SAM) account, you pay LPL a transaction charge that varies depending on the type of security you buy or sell (e.g., mutual funds, equities, ETFs, fixed income, UITs and options). If your financial advisor provides services to you in a SAM II account, your financial advisor pays LPL for transactions depending on the type of security. In the case of mutual funds in SAM II, the amount your financial advisor owes to LPL depends on the amount of recordkeeping fees that LPL receives from the mutual fund and/or whether the sponsor of the mutual fund participates in LPL’s “No Transaction Fee Network.” The fact that your financial advisor pays transaction charges in SAM II presents a conflict of interest because it creates a financial incentive for your advisor to select a lower transaction charge security type or mutual fund. In particular, your financial advisor has an incentive to select No Transaction Fee Funds for your accounts to avoid paying transaction charges. It also creates a financial incentive for your advisor to not place transactions in your account. However, when your financial advisor provides investment advisory services, he or she is a fiduciary under the Investment Advisers Act and has a duty to act in your best interest and to make full and fair disclosure to you of all material facts and conflicts of interest.

Financial advisors are able to receive additional compensation from product sponsors, such as gifts valued at less than $100 annually, an occasional dinner or ticket to a sporting event, or reimbursement in connection with educational meetings or training events or marketing or advertising initiatives. However, such compensation may not be tied to the sales of any products.

Your financial advisor receives compensation as a result of your participation in LPL advisory programs. LPL shares a portion of the account fee you pay with your financial advisor, which may be more or less than what your financial advisor would receive at another investment adviser firm. Your financial advisor receives other types of compensation, such as bonuses, awards or other things of value from LPL (or the bank or credit union at which your financial advisor may be located). As described below, compensation arrangements with LPL can give your financial advisor an incentive to remain associated with LPL and recommend an advisory program over other programs and services. However, your financial advisor may only recommend a program or service that he or she believes is suitable and in your best interests in accordance with the applicable standards under the Investment Advisers Act.

LPL pays your financial advisor in different ways, such as:

  • Payments based on production
  • Equity awards from LPL’s parent company
  • Reimbursement or credits of fees that your financial advisor pays to LPL for items such as but not limited to administrative services or technology fees
  • Free or reduced-cost marketing materials
  • Payments in connection with the transition of association from another broker-dealer or investment adviser firm to LPL
  • Advances of advisory fees
  • Payments in the form of repayable or forgivable loans
  • Attendance at LPL conferences and other events

This compensation can be based on various factors such as: your financial advisor’s overall business production, tenure at the firm and/or on the amount of assets serviced in LPL advisory programs. The amount of this compensation may be more or less than what your financial advisor would receive if you participated in other LPL programs, programs of other investment adviser firms or paid separately for investment advice, brokerage and other services.

LPL also charges financial advisors various fees under its independent contractor agreement, for example, for administrative, custody and clearing services, technology and licensing. In certain cases, LPL charges these fees based on overall business production and/or on the amount of assets serviced in LPL advisory relationships. When fees are charged by LPL based on the level of production or advisory assets of a financial advisor, he or she has a financial incentive to meet those production or asset levels. The amount of these fees could be less than what the financial advisor would pay if he or she associated with another firm and could be an incentive to become associated with LPL over another firm. The fees that the financial advisor pays to LPL could be less for one program over another, and therefore, a financial advisor could have a financial incentive to recommend advisory services in that program over other programs.

LPL provides various benefits and/or payments to financial advisors who are newly associated with the firm. If your financial advisor recently became associated with LPL, he or she received benefits or payments in connection with the transition from another firm. These benefits or payments, which are often significant, are intended to assist the financial advisor with the costs (including foregone revenues during account transition) associated with the transition, such as moving expenses, leasing space, furniture, staff and termination fees associated with moving accounts; however, LPL does not confirm the use of these payments for such transition costs. These payments can be in the form of either forgivable or repayable loans. The loans are paid or forgiven by LPL based on the financial advisor’s years of service with LPL and/or the scope of business engaged in with LPL, including the amount of advisory and/or brokerage account assets with LPL.

LPL also provides payments to existing financial advisors in the form of forgivable or repayable loans. These loans, which can be significant, are for various purposes, for example, retention purposes or assistance to build out office space or acquire a practice.

These benefits and/or payments to newly associated and existing financial advisors present a conflict of interest in that the financial advisor has a financial incentive to recommend that a client engage with him or her and LPL for advisory services, and to recommend switching investment products or services where a client’s current investment options are not available through LPL, in order for the payment to be made or the loan to be forgiven.

Your financial advisor may act as a referral agent to, or engage as a co-advisor with, certain third-party asset management firms (TAMPs). In such case, he or she receives compensation from the TAMP either in the form of a referral payment or an advisory fee, and you are provided disclosure about the arrangement and the compensation to be received at the time of the referral or engagement. Your financial advisor may also receive compensation in addition to a referral or advisory fee. For example, some TAMPs pay or reimburse financial advisors for attending conferences or for expenses for workshops, seminars presented to clients or advertising, marketing, or practice management. The eligibility of a financial advisor to receive such payments or reimbursements is often based on the amount of assets referred by the financial advisor to the TAMP.


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– Advisory, is responsible for administering the LPL Financial policies and procedures for investment advisory activities and for regularly evaluating their effectiveness. Contact (800) 558-7567 for the name and phone number of your financial advisor’s immediate supervisor or contact Advisory Compliance directly at