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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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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.


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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