Influencing Public Policy
TD Ameritrade's Government Relations team is focused on educating regulators, legislators and other policy makers on the industry, the company and its clients. Members of the team work across our business to identify issues through which we might make an impact in the interest of our clients and other stakeholders.
We also maintain a relationship with a small consultant group that keeps the Government Relations team informed of legislation and regulations that could impact our business and clients.
Together, we work to share data, feedback and subject expertise gathered from more than 40 years of serving retail investors and independent registered investment advisors to help further enhance the investing experience and enable more Americans to plan for their financial futures.
TD Ameritrade maintains a practice of not advocating for the election, re-election or defeat of political candidates, but it does respect the right of individuals to voice their opinions on matters of political interest.
Any personal political activities of parties associated with our company, such as stockholders or board members, are their own and should not be considered those of the company.
We also maintain a small federal political action committee (“PAC") that is funded in accordance with applicable federal law on a voluntary basis by employees of the company. Funds are used to further the our regulatory and legislative advocacy efforts and are not used to endorse candidates for public office.
TD Ameritrade's Government Relations team participates in public comment periods to help educate regulators and other policy makers on how proposed rules and legislation might impact its business, clients or the broader financial services industry.
TD Ameritrade comments on Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule (July 21, 2015)
TD Ameritrade comments on proposed delay of Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule (March 17, 2017)