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  • IMX Matches Equity Markets at Their High Point

    TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement IndexSM reading increased to 5.49 in September, up from 5.26 in August. Despite a brief spike mid-month, volatility of the S&P 500 remained low, helping to drive up relative volatility in some widely held positions, while retail investors increased their equity exposure for a second consecutive month.

    For more information, visit the Investor Movement Index website.

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  • 2015 Self-Employed Survey

    The latest survey suggests five million self-employed baby boomers are short $335,000 individually – $1.7 trillion collectively - from saving $1 million for retirement.

    This year’s survey takes a look at hurdles self-employed Americans are trying to overcome in order to save enough money for retirement.

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  • 3rd Annual Generation Z Survey

    With the first wave easing into financial independence, those in Gen Z are growing more concerned about waning Social Security and graduating with huge student loan balances. Yet despite these worries, those in Gen Z are piling on credit card debt at an alarming rate and choosing savings accounts over investing to prepare for their futures.

    This year’s survey takes a closer look at what those in Gen Z are doing right in terms of their financial future, but perhaps the biggest takeaway is that there is a need to improve the financial literacy of the next generation of investors.

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Tim Hockey , , , President and CEO

Tim Hockey is a financial services veteran with more than 32 years' experience in retail banking and wealth management and a passion for leveraging technology to enhance the client experience.

As President and CEO of TD Ameritrade, he is primarily responsible for the oversight of the strategy and operations supporting the company’s three client channels: Retail Investing, Trading and Institutional, along with additional responsibilities overseeing technology, operations and corporate functions.

Hockey joined TD Ameritrade in January 2016 from TD Bank Group, where he most recently served as Group Head, Canadian Banking and Wealth management, and as President and CEO of TD Canada Trust. His primary responsibilities covered a portfolio of global businesses totaling nearly CDN $13 billion in annual revenue and included global direct investing, advisory and Canadian asset management businesses, as well as leadership of Canadian personal banking, business banking and auto finance. Over his 32-year career with TD, he held senior positions in a variety of areas including mutual funds, retail distribution, information technology, core and small business, credit cards and personal lending.

Hockey holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario and sits on the Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the SickKids Foundation, the largest non-governmental granting agency in children’s health in Canada, and was Chair of the Hospital for Sick Children’s Research and Learning Tower Campaign. He is on the board of The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and served as the 2015 Honorary Chair for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.

He was an executive member of the Canadian Bankers Association, previously serving as Chair of the organization. He is also a past winner of Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40,” a program that celebrates Canadians who have reach significant success before the age of 40 in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Hockey can be followed on Twitter at @TimHockey.

Denise Karkos , , , Chief Marketing Officer

As chief marketing officer, Denise Karkos is responsible for the overall management of TD Ameritrade’s marketing and advertising to the long-term investor, trader and advisor segments. In this role, she leads segment strategy, brand and advertising, social media and content marketing, marketing analytics, and marketing technology and operations. Karkos has also served as managing director of brand and advertising and managing director of retail segment strategy within the firm.

Prior to joining TD Ameritrade in 2010, Karkos spent four years with TD Bank as the senior vice president of marketing planning. In this role, she managed the retail marketing strategy and helped grow the business organically and through acquisitions.

She had early career experience in media planning and buying with a focus on digital at Initiative Media, Hill Holliday and Digitas. Karkos also drove broader marketing strategies, focusing on advertising, CRM, branding and partnership marketing at L.L.Bean, Outside Television and VIA.

Karkos was elected as a new member of the Ad Council's Board of Directors in 2016. Throughout her career, she has received multiple marketing honors, including a Clio, numerous Webby, ADDY, and Financial Communications Society (FCS) awards. Her more recent accolades include an Advertising Women of New York Changing the Game – Paradigm Shift award in 2015 and a 2016 Cojone’s award, presented to her at South by Southwest.

Karkos received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame.

Vijay Sankaran , , , Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer of TD Ameritrade, Vijay Sankaran is responsible for incubating, introducing and managing new capabilities, as well as for the implementation of the company’s data and analytics ecosystem, including bringing enhanced personalization to the client experience. Sankaran also serves as a member of the Company’s senior operating committee, which shapes the strategic focus of the organization.

Sankaran’s teams are further responsible for two major technology programs at the company: Digital Guidance, which utilizes technology to enhance clients’ access to investment advice, and ongoing innovation for the company’s award-winning trading platform, thinkorswim. He leads TD Ameritrade’s collaborative technology center in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Prior to joining TD Ameritrade, Sankaran held several senior leadership roles at Ford Motor company, including: IT Chief Technology Officer, leading advanced technology, technology strategy, data and analytics, and architecture across the enterprise; Director of Application Development, with responsibility for global application development and the delivery of major programs and projects; and Director of Infrastructure Operations, with responsibility for operational support for infrastructure, as well as Ford’s largest data centers in North America. Before joining Ford, Sankaran served in consultancy roles with Ernst & Young LLP and Headstrong, where he focused heavily on analytical systems.

Sankaran holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master’s of Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Sankaran can be followed on Twitter at @VijayS_TDA.

Skip Schweiss , , , President,
TD Ameritrade Trust Company

Skip Schweiss is responsible for all TD Ameritrade Trust Company (TDATC) functions, including retirement solutions and services for independent registered investment advisors and third-party administrators using TD Ameritrade's trust platform. Skip is also the Managing Director of Advisor Advocacy & Industry Affairs. In this role, he is charged with increasing TDAI's participation and voice in the financial services industry, and identifying key issues of importance to TDAI and their advisor clients.

Prior to this appointment, Schweiss held a variety of management positions within Fiserv Investment Support Services, including serving as Executive Vice President of Fiserv Trust Company, which was acquired by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation in February, 2008.

Schweiss holds a B.S. in business administration from the University of South Dakota and a M.S. in finance from the University of Colorado. He is completing the Securities Industry Institute sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) at the Wharton School of Business. He is currently Series 7 and Series 24 licensed, and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Lou Steinberg , , , Chief Technology Officer
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation

Lou Steinberg is responsible for technology platform architecture, engineering, operations and security in addition to evolving the current operating models, technology and operational risk and fostering a culture of innovation.

Prior to joining the company in 2011, Steinberg was the founder and CEO of Rev2, a Risk Management software company that focuses on operating risk. Previously, he was the CEO of Cranite Systems, which delivered highly secure, layer 2 VPNs. Steinberg also spent several years as CTO of Symbol Technologies (now Motorola), driving a company-wide solutions strategy while also serving as the General Manager of the Software Division.

Steinberg previously served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Warburg Pincus and as a strategy advisor to senior management at companies including Comcast, Citigroup and NCR. He was the SVP of Marketing and Market Development at Micromuse (now IBM), a network management and analytics company. He joined Micromuse through the acquisition of NetOps Corp, an analysis and fault-prediction company that he founded and led as CEO. He spent over a decade at IBM in various technical and management roles, notably contributing to router development for the NSFNet, a second-generation Internet backbone. He has served on various IETF Working Groups related to network management, including SNMP-1, MIB-1, Ethernet MIB, RMON-1 and Alert Management.

Steinberg is the author of Troubleshooting with SNMP and Understanding MIBs (McGraw-Hill, 2000), as well as numerous articles on technology and infrastructure. He graded from the Stevens Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in computer science.

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