TD Ameritrade Institutional
It is reassuring for clients to have their accounts held at a third party firm. We place our accounts at TD Ameritrade Institutional, an experienced and established firm that serves over 4,000 independent advisory firms across the country.
Clients are assured that their statements are created by a separate firm, and the custody of assets are held at a firm that is a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). The SIPC provides insurance against insolvency and fraud to a maximum of $500,000 in securities per account. TD’s money market accounts are insured by the FDIC to a maximum of $250,000 per account. TD Ameritrade Institutional has purchased additional insurance through Lloyds of London to a maximum of $149.5 million per client account.
TD Ameritrade Institutional provides technology that makes it possible for us to serve our clients efficiently; and they provide for the cost of supplemental software programs from outside vendors that allow us to provide accurate performance reporting and customer relationship managment (CRM) software. TD Ameritrade Institutional is an exceptionally low cost provider, which allows us to control our costs and reflect that in lower costs to our clients.