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Warm Wishes this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to new opportunities. As I look back on 2016, I am filled with pride knowing that there are advisors like you who always put your clients first. And there’s no greater evidence of this than the Human Finance Project.

Thank you to the hundreds of advisors who took the time to share your stories. You showed us what it truly means to be a financial advisor, one story at a time. It’s clear to me that you really care about the people behind the accounts. It’s because of your efforts that they’re able to make joyful memories year after year, especially during the holiday season.

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Catching up with NextGen Grant Winners; University of Georgia, Texas A&M University and William Paterson University

University grant recipients are working to prepare the next generation of financial advisors

“Demand for the financial planning profession continues to grow and its services are needed by an increasingly diverse population,” says Kate Healy, Managing Director for TD Ameritrade Institutional.

Since announcing the launch of the Scholarship and Grant Program in 2013, we’ve awarded more than three-quarters of a million dollars to universities that offer, or plan to offer, a bachelor’s degree program in financial planning. That’s two grants per year: $50,000 to an established financial planning program and $25,000 to an emerging program. Grant winners must demonstrate a commitment to educating the next generation of financial advisors, promoting careers in financial planning, and attracting top talent to the industry.

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

Advocating for You: Disruption creates opportunity

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.


Disruption creates opportunity

With the fall conference season progressing, I’ve recently had the pleasure to meet some great people and speak at many events, including the FPA’s CO chapter event, the Tiburon CEO Summit, and the Insiders Forum. And, no big surprise, the Department of Labor (DOL) Conflict of Interest Rule continues to be a hot issue everywhere.

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