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We are excited to share a collection of relevant, timely, and insightful articles that can help you grow and strengthen your business. TD Ameritrade and leading industry experts will be contributing their unique perspectives on the challenges and opportunities that RIAs are facing today. Thank you for joining our community and we look forward to connecting with you!

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  • by Sarah Stormberg

Need a break from the news? Try a podcast

We are creatures of habit. If you are like me, your morning routine includes a quick cup of coffee with the TV on in the background as you get ready for the day. Same channel. Every day. Whether we know it’s happening or not, our world view is shaped by what we see and hear day in and day out.


There is certainly a lot of change in our world, and I found myself needing to shake off the dust and try something different. Podcasts are a great way to hear something new. We’ve curated a list of great podcasts that I hope can help you look at your business—and maybe the world—from a new perspective.

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

Cybersecurity: Be the Voice Your Clients Hear

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

Managing Director, Institutional Oversight and Control,
TD Ameritrade Institutional

The news shows know how to get our attention. The tease …. “major U.S. firm’s data compromised. Millions of customers’ information at risk ….Find out if you are safe.”

So we stay tuned. And when we find out the details, we either: breathe a sigh of relief or get that pit in our stomach.

This has happened to all of us. And it happens to your clients. New research from the FPA Research and Practice Institute™ and sponsored by TD Ameritrade Institutional, emphasizes the importance of cybersecurity for advisory firms. Being the voice that keeps your clients at ease when it comes to cybersecurity can help build greater trust within your relationship.

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

Advocating for You: Think the DOL Rule Is History? Not So Fast.

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.


Think the DOL Rule Is History? Not So Fast.

While I haven’t checked the data, I think we can assume it’s a good time to be a real estate agent in the Washington, D.C. area. There are certainly a lot of comings and goings as the leadership landscape of our next administration takes shape.

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