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  • by Kate Healy
  • Managing Director, Generation Next, TD Ameritrade Institutional

AdvoKate: NextGen RIA Scholarship and Grant Winners Invade the Big Apple


Kate Healy with The 2017 Next Gen RIA Scholarship and Grant Winners in NYC

Kate Healy with The 2017 NextGen RIA Scholarship and Grant Winners in NYC

For many, summer in the city is something to try to escape. Sure, it’s hot and humid, but it’s also my favorite time of year. For me, it has come to symbolize an infusion of new energy into the RIA world as we welcome and celebrate our NextGen RIA Scholarship and Grant winners.

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

No Dog Days for Fiduciary Standard


To say June 2017 was a busy time for the fiduciary standard would be an understatement. It was the busiest month I’ve seen on the financial advisor regulation front in many years.

Two federal agencies, one state regulator and two influential professional organizations all announced higher standards of conduct for financial advisors. That’s encouraging, in that these moves further raise awareness about the fiduciary standard of care for investors and show that the call for a client-first approach is only gathering force.

Let’s break it down.

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  • by Paula Forte
  • Director, Human Resources, TD Ameritrade Institutional

Loving Your Job and Loving Summer, While Enjoying Both

It’s easy to understand why people look forward to summer months. For most, it represents a time to enjoy all the treasures the season has to offer, from great weather, adventurous activities, relaxation, and travel, to time well spent with family and friends. Often, summer creates lasting memories and allows us to redeem the benefits of our hard work. From a work perspective, however, it can cause unintended stress. This can stem from covering for employees who are on vacation, worrying about unanticipated issues popping up while a co-worker is out of the office, and not missing anything important while you’re on vacation. And then there’s managing childcare needs since school is out.


Here are a few tips that may alleviate unintended strain and optimize summer enjoyment.

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