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TMCNet:  TD Ameritrade Institutional Brings the Power of iRebal to Veo; Bridges the Rebalancing Gap for Advisors

[January 31, 2013]

TD Ameritrade Institutional Brings the Power of iRebal to Veo; Bridges the Rebalancing Gap for Advisors

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

TD Ameritrade Institutional1 is set to break new ground for registered investment advisors (RIAs) with the upcoming launch of a web-based version of iRebal®, a leading portfolio rebalancing software program. Fully-integrated with TD Ameritrade Institutional's Veo® advisor platform, the online version of iRebal will provide RIAs with one-click access to the power and core functionality of its desktop software counterpart. Advisors who custody assets with TD Ameritrade Institutional will access the new version of iRebal at no cost through Veo.

"As the RIA industry continues to experience strong growth and advisor assets under management increase, so do the difficulties in maintaining properly allocated portfolios. With iRebal in Veo, advisors can reduce weeks-long processes down to minutes, putting them in a better position to pursue potential opportunities, react to changing market conditions and ultimately provide more valuable service to their clients," said Tom Nally, president, TD Ameritrade Institutional. "Rebalancing technology can also help advisors achieve greater scale for their investment management businesses, allowing a wider range of investors to benefit from the services of a financial advisor."

iRebal software has been recognized for its ground-breaking rebalancing methods and asset allocation processes and was one of the first solutions in the industry to introduce family-level rebalancing. Like the desktop-based iRebal software, the new online version in Veo is a customizable, rule-based program which automates complex rebalancing processes, allowing advisors to simultaneously rebalance hundreds of accounts while considering unique client circumstances, tax consequences, restrictions and liquidity needs. iRebal will automatically generate trade recommendations for multiple-account level rebalancing, cash management, tax loss harvesting and other directed trading functions.

"The cost of top rebalancing products and the limitations of more inexpensive solutions has created a gap in the market and left many advisors with inefficient, labor-intensive processes," said Ben Welch, director of advisor business development and iRebal, TD Ameritrade Institutional. "We are bridging that gap by offering all advisors who custody with TD Ameritrade Institutional access to a practical, yet powerful online version of iRebal available through Veo."

Versions

iRebal on Veo: A web-based portfolio rebalancing solution leveraging the features and functionality of iRebal's desktop solution. One-click access through TD Ameritrade Institutional's Veo advisor platform allows for more efficient processing of trades, saving advisors time and eliminating the need to translate data between multiple, disconnected platforms.

Pricing: Available at no cost to advisors on client accounts custodied with TD Ameritrade Institutional

Availability: Available online through TD Ameritrade Institutional's Veo advisor platform

Key Features & Functionality:

  • One-click access and integration with TD Ameritrade Institutional's Veo advisor platform
  • Tax aware rebalancing across accounts (Family Level)
  • Cash management
  • Directed trades
    • Loss harvesting
    • Single security rebalancing
    • Replacement of securities
  • Access to support team

iRebal Desktop Software: One of the industry leading portfolio rebalancing solutions for well-established advisors. iRebal is custom, rule-based rebalancing software for advisors who wish to streamline their portfolio rebalancing and automate trading needs. Designed to meet the needs of wealth management firms requiring a high degree of customization and dedicated support.

Pricing: One-time implementation fee of $10,000. Annual software licensing fee is based on a firm's assets under management (AUM) and starts at $20,000 for firms with less than $450,000,000 in AUM.

Availability: iRebal software is multi-custodial, available on TD Ameritrade Institutional client accounts as well as accounts held at other custodians

Key Features & Functionality:

  • Tax aware rebalancing across accounts (Family Level)
  • Cash management
  • Directed trades
    • Loss harvesting
    • Single security rebalancing
    • Distributions management
    • Replacement of securities
  • Generate trade tickets for multiple custodians
  • Reconcile trades next day
  • Dedicated support team

About TD Ameritrade Institutional
TD Ameritrade Institutional1 is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody services to more than 4,500 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.

About TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
Millions of investors and independent registered investment advisors (RIAs) have turned to TD Ameritrade's (NYSE: 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. 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.

iRebal products and services property of ThinkTech, Inc., an affiliate of TD Ameritrade, Inc.

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