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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 Scott Collins
  • Director, Brokerage Independence, TD Ameritrade Institutional

It’s Time to Take Off the Training Wheels

Day in and day out, I talk to advisors about making the move to the independent registered investment advisor (“RIA”) channel. I’ve seen advisors from all different backgrounds and business models make the transition to the independent RIA model and never look back.

The momentum toward the independent RIA channel doesn’t show signs of slowing down, thanks in part to constant disruption in the independent broker-dealer (“IBD”) world:

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