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

Advocating for You: RIAs Convene on Capitol Hill

I just returned from the Investment Adviser Association’s 10th annual Lobbying Day in Washington, D.C., where the IAA and registered independent advisers (RIAs) fan out to meet with lawmakers and their staff to discuss issues of top concern to RIAs.
TD Ameritrade Institutional was invited to help sponsor this year’s event, which we happily did.

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

Advocating for You: DOL Fiduciary Rule to Take Effect June 9

Skip Schweiss, Managing Director, Advisor Advocacy & Industry Affairs, TD Ameritrade Institutional

Skip Schweiss, Managing Director, Advisor Advocacy & Industry Affairs, TD Ameritrade Institutional

On Tuesday, Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta published a commentary piece in the Wall Street Journal, titled, “Deregulators Must Follow the Law, So Regulators Will Too”. In it, he announced that the “applicability date” (i.e. compliance date) for the DOL’s fiduciary rule will hold on June 9th.

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

Advocating for You: DOL Conflict of Interest Rule Front and Center: What Now?

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.

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L-R Unknown, Carol Craigie, Sen. Cory Gardner, Linda Leitz, Kris Tower, Skip Schweiss

Elections have consequences, someone once said. Two weeks after being sworn into office, President Trump issued an executive order instructing the Department of Labor (DOL) to take a fresh look at its Conflict of Interest Rule (the Rule). DOL was asked to consider whether it:

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