Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. is a financial services company. The Company through its principal subsidiaries provides independent brokerage and advisory services, investment banking, equity research, institutional sales and trading, asset management services, wholesale life insurance brokerage and trust services. The company has three segments: the independent brokerage and advisory services segment, the Ladenburg segment and the insurance brokerage segment. Its independent brokerage and advisory services segment offers broker-dealer and investment advisory services and wealth management services. Its Ladenburg segment offers investment banking, sales and trading, and asset management services and investment activities. The Company's insurance brokerage segment includes the wholesale insurance brokerage activities, which delivers life insurance, fixed and equity indexed annuities and long-term care solutions to investment and insurance providers.