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TD Ameritrade Institutional's RIAConnect™ Brings Like-minded Advisors Together to Explore Business Growth Opportunities

Matching program aims to align advisors with compatible firms for affiliation or acquisition

JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TD Ameritrade Institutional1takes advisor matchmaking to a new level with RIAConnect. For independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) and those who want to become one, RIAConnect can be a catalyst to help them pursue a wide range of business goals. Whether an advisor wants to join an existing RIA firm, achieve scale through strategic relationships or secure a succession plan, they will be introduced to established RIA firms with proven capabilities to support their objectives.

Ben Welch, director, advisor business development, TD Ameritrade Institutional (Photo: TD Ameritrade ...

Ben Welch, director, advisor business development, TD Ameritrade Institutional (Photo: TD Ameritrade)


"As breakaway brokers continue to seek the benefits of the independent RIA model and a large number of RIAs near retirement, we're seeing unprecedented opportunities to create mutually beneficial relationships between advisors," said Ben Welch, director, advisor business development, TD Ameritrade Institutional. "RIAConnect meets the increasing demand for a more effective way to connect firms and helps support advisor growth potential."

RIAConnect addresses a variety of situations and opportunities including:

Seeking Scale

  • Advisory firms that want to merge or integrate with a larger RIA firm in order to bring together complementary business capabilities and gain efficiencies.

Succession

  • Advisors who are interested in selling their business to a third party because of retirement or to create a full or partial liquidity event.

Joining an Established RIA Firm

  • Breakaway brokers looking to achieve independence, with the benefits of joining an established RIA firm with existing infrastructure and support.

Keeping Commission-Based Business

  • Advisors who want to pursue the benefits of the RIA model to have more control over how they manage client assets and keep more of what they earn, but require an existing broker-dealer relationship to handle their commission business.

RIAConnect is designed to take the guesswork out of finding the right fit. Advisors will be introduced to firms that have been carefully vetted using a proprietary selection process. Each firm must meet rigorous standards, including a competitive compensation model, proven advisor transition capabilities, an excellent technology platform and operations support and strong compliance systems.

To learn more, advisors can contact 1-800-444-6100 or visit www.tdainstitutional.com.

Access to the TD Ameritrade Institutional RIAConnectTM program is provided by TD Ameritrade Institutional as a service to financial advisors using the brokerage, execution and custody services of TD Ameritrade Institutional. TD Ameritrade does not guarantee nor is it responsible for the completeness or accuracy of the data provided or for the quality of any product or service. TD Ameritrade makes no warranty or representation with respect to the service as to suitability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no instance should the listing of a third-party be construed as a recommendation or endorsement by TD Ameritrade.

About TD Ameritrade Institutional

TD Ameritrade Institutional1 is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody services to over 4,000 fee-based, independent registered investment advisors and their clients. Our advanced technology platform, coupled with personal support from our dedicated service teams, allows investment advisors to run their practices more efficiently and effectively while optimizing time with clients. www.tdainstitutional.com

About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade's (NYS: AMTD) technology, people and education to help make investing and trading easier to understand and do. Online or over the phone. In a branch or with an independent RIA. First-timer or sophisticated trader. Our clients want to take control, and we help them decide how - bringing Wall Street to Main Street for more than 36 years. An official sponsor of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, TD Ameritrade has time and again been recognized as a leader in investment services. Please visit TD Ameritrade's newsroom or www.amtd.com for more information.

Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA (www.FINRA.org) /SIPC (www.SIPC.org) /NFA (www.nfa.futures.org)

1TD Ameritrade Institutional is a division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., a brokerage subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation.

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