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  • by Lisa Joyce

A new world order

Ian Bremmer outlines the rise of China—and the uncertainty surrounding the U.S. 

Dr. Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, a global political risk research and consulting firm, is credited with applying the lens of political risk to financial markets. He’s a prolific thought leader, author and noted lecturer.

Try to keep up as Bremmer takes us on a bi-partisan round-the-world trip, sharing some of his “in the know” insights and perspectives about the world as it stood in February during TD Ameritrade Institutional’s 2018 National LINC conference.

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

AdvoKate: The window is open!

After a long winter, including too much late-season snow here in the northeast, it’s finally time to open the windows: both the actual windows that let in the fresh air and, my favorite, the RIA NextGen scholarship and grant application windows that usher in a fresh crop of RIA talent.

For the sixth year, TD Ameritrade Institutional will award twelve $5,000 scholarships to deserving and talented students, with two that focus on diversity. Plus, two grants will be awarded to universities that demonstrate a commitment to educating the industry’s future financial professionals:

  • One $50,000 grant to a university with an established program
  • One $25,000 grant to a university with an emerging program

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Interest Rates: The Missing Link to Volatility

While 2017 will likely be remembered as the year of low volatility, 2018 is shaping up to be the year where uncertainty around interest rates could produce some instability across capital markets.

As bond yields have steadily risen since September 2017, there’s much talk of rates “normalizing”. What does that mean exactly?

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