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Fred Tomczyk: Some of our peers will catch up with that ... probably all of them will redesign their technology to make sure they meet that competitive advantage that we've had.

How TD Ameritrade's patient, patient bet on RIAs is finally paying off
CEO Fred Tomczyk is talking advisor software like he might have previously discussed trade volume as RIA assets, and prospects, soar

Monday 7.28.14
Tom Bradley, seen here snapping a selfie at TD's national conference Orlando: I'm incredibly proud of these numbers.

Tom Bradley pollinates TD Ameritrade branches and RIAs get sweet referrals in return
Bradley is teaching retail advisors to spend more time with clients -- and local RIAs

Tuesday 2.11.14
Tom Nally: You've got to build a good team and it's not a one-man show.

What two things Tom Nally says 'no' to in managing his $270-billion RIA empire
The TD Ameritrade chief of RIA custody sees no reason to handle advisor commission business or serve roll-ups geared to hybrids

Thursday 2.6.14
W. Patrick Clarke and his son Scott were killed when their Cessna 410C went down on Nov. 10.

A terrible loss in the RIA business of the original breakaway broker
A plane crash takes Patrick Clarke, the founding owner of Orion, Gemini and CLS, who leaves behind a family and friends in grief and three booming companies

Wednesday 2.6.13
Flash mob dance crew 'The Poreotics' take center stage at the 17th annual industry conference.

TD celebrates its $200 billion tipping point with an exuberant, VIP-rich conference in San Diego
Malcolm Gladwell, Pat Benatar and Condi Rice were on hand as TD served notice it's going after the $28 trillion millennials will soon bring to the table

Monday 2.4.13
Tom Bradley and Tom Nally are still very much at ease sharing a stage.

Tim Welsh grills Tom Nally and Tom Bradley at TD's annual conference
The two Q&As reveal where the president of TD's RIA business is looking for the firm's next $100 billion and that Tom Bradley isn't saying never to rejoining RIAs

Monday 2.4.13
Tom Nally: If we just have a small piece of their business, we won't show up on the radar of senior management and internal operations staff will just look at you with resistance as yet another form to fill out or process to re-engineer.

Tom Nally answers 10 questions that show one seminal shift: TD Ameritrade no longer seeks a few assets and extended probation
The RIA custodian built by taking token accounts from Schwab malcontents then scrambling for the rest is now leaving the peashooter at home

Friday 10.26.12
Tom Nally: There are less hand offs and what used to take five hours now takes five minutes.

Ten questions for Tom Nally as he gets going filling Tom Bradley's shoes
TD's new RIA chief is drawing a target on the IBD back and he challenges the 'rollups' to better define their value

Friday 6.15.12
Tom Bradley: It all came together over the weekend.

Why TD Ameritrade didn't reveal Tom Bradley's new executive position during its national conference
...and other things I learned from talking to the new president of TD retail and his replacement, Tom Nally

Wednesday 2.8.12
Tom Nally finally gets to step up into a role that has been synonymous with Tom Bradley's name.

Tom Nally to take the reins of TD Ameritrade's RIA business from Tom Bradley
Tom Bradley will become president of retail distribution, setting him up as a potential successor to Fred Tomczyk in the CEO role, one expert says

Monday 2.6.12
Tom Bradley has achieved impressive results by not taking life too seriously.

What Tom Bradley's 25-year reign at TD Ameritrade says about the RIA business
People in this industry can be themselves while prospering and inventing a profession

Monday 2.6.12
Dick Cheney expressed some gloomy views about the economy and the terrorist situation.

TD Ameritrade brings some Florida heat to the RIA winter
The custodian rolled out a major event sprawled across multiple hotels

Monday 2.6.12
Tom Bradley: We're not seeing any inroads to our business from these smaller players.

Tom Bradley answers 10 questions about TD Ameritrade's competitive stance in his 25th year
The industry veteran takes time out from TD's Orlando, Fla. conference to talk about about how his RIA custodian can compete with bigger and smaller competitors alike

Friday 2.3.12
Andrew Salesky: We're very optimistic with the ability to build this model.

The 10 most influential figures in the RIA business going into 2012
The RIA power elite: Part 1 of 2

Tuesday 1.3.12
Tom Bradley: We consider ourselves the Apple of the industry.

Once good for a few million, TD Ameritrade's foot-in-the-door strategy is starting to net billions
With the paperwork signed, TD goes to work wooing big RIAs with technology, special pricing and a maverick culture

Tuesday 10.11.11
Brian Hamburger, founder of MarketCounsel's Member Summit 2011, expects 200 advisors with between $100 million and $1 billion in assets

MarketCounsel, CFDD, T3 and Schwab vie for advisors to attend their fall conferences
As competition for RIA time and money grows, many events are catering to more defined niches

Monday 9.26.11
Fred Tomczyk: [We’re] protective of [our] brand and client experiences. Owning is the right experience for us.

TD Ameritrade and Schwab at odds on franchise model
TD's CEO Fred Tomczyk questions Schwab's approach to greater distribution using independent contractors

Thursday 6.16.11
Brent Burns: Advisors who take on a fiduciary role have a lot of branding work to do.

NAPFA conference hits hopeful note as members look to the future
Unfazed by venue change, advisors mixed, mingled, blogged and tweeted their way through the three-day meeting

Wednesday 5.25.11
Tom Bradley: Tony Blair was very gracious, and I was gracious back.

Icy runways and Egyptian rebels had an effect, but TD Ameritrade plows ahead in San Diego
Snow adventures and Blair-on-the-phone mix with RIA growth strategies for siphoning wirehouse assets

Friday 2.4.11
Bernie Clark: Advisors are back.

With a rebound in net flows from its biggest advisors, Schwab finishes 2010 with a flourish
Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services records a $100 billion asset jump

Thursday 1.20.11
Tom Bradley: Harmonization scares me.

How Tom Bradley had a bad sleep but led a good conference for TD Ameritrade
Medium-sized event in San Francisco hosts feisty RIAs

Tuesday 9.21.10
Bernie Clark: The average assets of new teams that custody with Schwab has doubled compared to 2009.

Both Schwab and TD Ameritrade smash breakaway recruiting marks from last year
Schwab nets eight breakaway teams with more than $250 million of AUM each

Thursday 7.22.10
Fred Tomczyk: I slept in my own bed once in two weeks.

Fred Tomczyk shows RIAs at TD's 'Elite' event his drive to beat rivals -- by carefully picking his spots
The TD Ameritrade CEO jacks up marketing budget but keeps lid on balance sheet risk

Friday 6.11.10
Barron's Top 100 advisors paid for their own Ritz-Carlton rooms but didn't seem to mind

Enthusiasm simmers in the wake of the by-invite-only Barron's Top 100 conference
The purity of the all-independent crowd was palpable, powerful for attendees

Monday 4.26.10
Brian Stimpfl: It was the hardest decision of my career.

[Updated] Why Brian Stimpfl left TD Ameritrade and where he is headed
A right-hand man to Tom Bradley takes a mid-career leap

Monday 4.12.10
Fred Tomczyk: RIAs will continue to get what they need from TD

7 signs that TD Ameritrade's big conference may be a harbinger of bigger things
The #3 custodian is choosing its own path

Monday 2.8.10
Kenneth Kaltman bags the Clinton, Bush chairs in lunchtime auction

Distant snows and lunchtime auction keep TD Ameritrade conference buzzing today
Some East Coast attendees rearrange schedules to avoid spending unplanned weekend in Orlando

Friday 2.5.10
Tom Bradley: Says TD Ameritrade's conference, long second to Schwab's, now is the industry's  best-attended

Tom Bradley and Fred Tomczyk team up to give forward-looking state-of-the-TD Ameritrade speech
The Omaha-based parent of the RIA custodian is launching a four-year push on technology

Thursday 2.4.10
Tom Bradley: The success of this program is the result of a powerful structure of goal-setting, follow-up and follow-through.

TD Ameritrade takes on Schwab with big consulting push
Smaller custodian will seek to democratize consulting advice on behalf of smaller advisors

Monday 12.21.09
Tom Bradley: Appreciated for making the big speech at small-budgeted conferences

The FPA convention hits its stride on Monday
Harold Evensky, Tim Kochis and Lou Stanasolovich provide lift during time of hard questions

Tuesday 10.13.09

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