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  • by Skip Schweiss
  • President, TD Ameritrade Trust Company
    Managing Director of Advisor Advocacy & Industry Affairs

Advocating for You: Nothing Has Changed, for the Moment

TD Ameritrade Institutional’s own Skip Schweiss recently received the 2016 Insider’s Forum Leadership Award—reinforcing our position as a steadfast advocate for independent RIAs.

To ensure you get the most out of the meaningful work Skip does, we’re pleased to introduce his new blog series, Advocating for You. Here we will check in with Skip as he continues to give RIAs a voice in Washington, DC, and supports advisors throughout the country. We want to be sure you hear from him often, and have a way to connect with this great resource. It’s all for you.


Nothing has changed, for the moment

Recent news from the White House about the Department of Labor (DOL) Conflict of Interest Rule (the Rule) have resulted in confusion for investors and industry insiders alike.

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Getting the Most From Workflows

The majority of advisory firms (65%) use documented workflow processes to make client service more consistent, streamline operations, achieve scale, offer new services, and improve their digital presence. These are just some of the benefits firms seek, according to the TD Ameritrade Institutional 2016 RIA Tech Study of more than 1,200 personnel serving as advisors, working in operations, and providing back office support.

Here are two guidelines to help advisors make the most of workflows:

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  • by Katrina Kent
  • Director Corporate Events, TD Ameritrade

7 Things to Do Before a Conference

LINC is just around the corner! We’re expecting over 3,500 people—product and technology sponsors, TD Ameritrade Institutional associates, attendees from our Next-Gen initiative, industry leaders, and, most importantly, advisors. That’s a big crowd, so we want to offer some advice on how you can plan to take full advantage of the time you’re spending out of the office with all of us.


From what to pack to where to be, here are a few planning tips to consider:

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