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

AdvoKate: What we can do to increase diversity in financial planning

The RIA industry has continued to experience steady growth each year — and I can tell you, it’s not due to luck.

Individuals are looking for trusted financial advice more than ever and they want to work with someone they feel they can relate to. And right now, the RIA pool doesn’t look like the investors.

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

Make 2018 a Great Year — Start (or Improve) Your Internship Program

Welcome to January! If you’re like me, you try to make a few realistic resolutions for both your personal and professional life. But I’m not here to be your life coach. I just have one simple question: Is one of your goals to do a better job at attracting NextGen talent to your firm?

If this is on your top 10 list of things to improve in 2018 . . . good. Let’s get started. If it isn’t, read on because maybe it should be something you consider in the year ahead.

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