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BALTIMORE, MD – In today's fast-paced digital world, data security is paramount – especially in the financial services arena where there are many questions to consider. Have financial advisers taken the necessary steps to safeguard their business and client data? What have they done to prepare for the risks associated with cyber-attacks and what are the key gaps in practices today relating to cybersecurity?


Is Your Data Safe? The 2016 Financial Adviser Cybersecurity Assessment, new research by the Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) and sponsored by TD Ameritrade Institutional, sought to explore how financial advisers are handling cybersecurity in their practices today and what precautions they are taking to ensure practice and client data is secure. Being unveiled at the FPA Annual Conference in Baltimore on Sept. 16, FPA and TD Ameritrade Institutional will hold a press conference to brief the media on the research findings.


WHAT:        FPA/TD Ameritrade Institutional Joint Press Conference


WHEN:       Friday, Sept. 16 from 9:20 to 9:40 a.m. ET


WHERE:      Baltimore Convention Center – Exhibit Hall by FPA Booth –​ 1 West Pratt St, Baltimore


WHO:         Bryan Baas – Managing Director, Risk Oversight and Control, TD Ameritrade Institutional

                  Dan Skiles – President, Shareholders Service Group / Director, FPA Board of Directors


The press conference will be followed by a one-hour panel discussion at the conference from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. in Room 318 in the Baltimore Convention Center to reveal the research findings to more than 2,000 financial planners. Members of the media attending the press conference are also invited to attend the panel discussion.


Members of the media wanting to attend the press conference and/or panel discussion are encouraged to RSVP to one of the following representatives:


For FPA:                                                                         For TD Ameritrade Institutional:

Ben Lewis                                                                      Joseph Giannone

303.867.7190                                                                 201.725.8584                                             


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About the Financial Planning Association

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About TD Ameritrade Institutional

TD Ameritrade Institutional is a leading provider of comprehensive brokerage and custody services to more than 5,000 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. TD Ameritrade Institutional is a division of TD Ameritrade, Inc., a brokerage subsidiary of TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation. (NASDAQ: AMTD)  Brokerage services provided by TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA / SIPC​