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  • by Scott Collins
  • Director, Brokerage Independence, TD Ameritrade Institutional

Channeling the Benefits of Meditation

Clint Eastwood, Jerry Seinfeld, the Seattle Seahawks and I have a lot in common. Well, okay, we have one thing in common. We believe in the power of meditation to help us ease stress and perform at our peak. No longer is meditation a misunderstood New Age mystery. Its benefits are far reaching and people are taking notice.

For me, meditation is simply a commitment I made to take a few minutes each day to quiet my mind and body, filter out the noise, and allow myself to zero in on what’s important.

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Just Another Industry Buzzword or an Act to Be Proud Of? You Be the Judge.

What happens when you hear phrases like ‘think outside the box’ or ‘core competency’? If you’re like me, you might cringe. And it’s not even as much about word choice as it is about ambiguity.

We know the financial services industry can be complex by nature. But the way we talk about it doesn’t have to be. Take advocacy for example. You hear it all the time, but what does it mean?

It means we’ve got your back.

Tom Nally at the fourth annual TD Ameritrade Institutional Advocacy Leadership Summit in Washington D.C.

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

11 Tips to Keep Clients Safe from Fraud

Bryan Baas, Managing Director, Institutional Oversight and Controls

“As Managing Director of Institutional Oversight and Controls, my team and I are committed to helping advisors safeguard and protect client accounts at TD Ameritrade through education, collaboration with industry experts, and building awareness around industry trends.”

-Bryan Baas, Managing Director, Institutional Risk Oversight and Controls

Cybersecurity risks have prompted the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and state regulators to increase oversight and enforcement of advisor security measures. Regulators are focused on how registered investment advisors protect client information as part of their overall fiduciary responsibility.

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