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  • by TD Ameritrade Institutional

Part Two of Catching up with NextGen Grant Winners; University of North Texas and Temple University

Advisor Solutions asked former grant recipients to update advisors on their progress of their programs. To hear how University of Georgia, Texas A&M University and William Paterson University are working to prepare the next generation of financial advisors read part one of this blog post.

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University of North Texas: Spreading the Word
2015: $50,000 Grant

The University of North Texas (UNT) is working hard to get the word out about financial planning as a career. “Students rarely just stumble into a financial planning degree,” notes UNT’s Ragan. And if they do learn about the program, it’s often as juniors and seniors when they don’t have enough time to switch their major to financial planning, laments Ragan, himself a graduate of the UNT financial planning program.

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  • by Vanessa Oligino
  • Director, Practice Management, TD Ameritrade Institutional

Four Steps to Creating a Client-Centric Culture That Will Convert Clients into Advocates

Vanessa Oligino

Director, Business Performance Solutions,
TD Ameritrade Institutional

Going forward, 89% of all businesses will compete on the basis of client experience. [1] Most advisors when informally polled would say that the majority of their clients fall into the “satisfied” bucket, a result of having a good experience with their firm over the lifetime of the relationship. The problem is that satisfied clients don’t typically provide referrals—“engaged” clients do.

Providing a good client experience isn’t going to move the dial with today’s investor. Today’s investor expects you to:

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  • by Bryan Baas
  • Managing Director, Institutional Oversight and Control, TD Ameritrade Institutional

Cybersecurity: The facts and figures

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Place a high importance on protecting your clients’ data? You are not alone. According to a survey of more than 1,000 financial advisers, an overwhelming majority identify cybersecurity as a high priority. Yet many lack a clear understanding of the risks or a path forward to neutralize this critical issue. New research from the Financial Planning Associations, sponsored by TD Ameritrade Institutional, shows advisers have made significant progress on cyber issues, but there is still work to be done. View the full infographic >>

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