TD Ameritrade Takes Home Award from Benzinga Fintech Gala
TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation (NYSE: AMTD) today is pleased to announce that its brokerage subsidiary TD Ameritrade, Inc. ("TD Ameritrade"), was honored with a "Special Achievement – Educational Initiative" at Benzinga's Fintech Awards for bringing trading to the classroom.
TD Ameritrade was honored with a "Special Achievement - Educational Initiative" at Benzinga's Fintech Awards for bringing trading to the classroom (Photo: Business Wire)
The awards strive to seek out the most innovative companies within the rapidly growing financial technology and capital markets sector. More than 100 companies submitted their technology to the Benzinga Fintech Awards, an online competition that pitted financial technology companies against each other for the title of the "Most Innovative Fintech Company."
The TD Ameritrade U program helps bridge the gap between academia and reality. It provides teachers with tools that help their students put market theory into practice using TD Ameritrade's thinkorswim trading platform. It's a new way to introduce millennials to the stock market and let them experience what it's like to invest. Already in more than 250 colleges and universities, TD Ameritrade U recently launched new tools, resources and automated registration to support the growth and scale of this successful initiative.
"We believe that we are at the start of an emerging trend where more emphasis will be placed on integrating personal finance and stock market education into formal curriculum at the high school and college level," said Nicole Sherrod, managing director, trader group at TD Ameritrade. "We are thrilled to be teaching the next generation to invest, and it's an honor to be recognized for a program we are truly passionate about."
These accolades are just the latest in a series of acknowledgements for TD Ameritrade's offerings in 2015. Stockbrokers.com recently named TD Ameritrade the #1 overall broker, and Barron's named the broker Best for Long-term Investing and Novices, awarding it the highest star rating of 4.5 stars (out of a possible 5 stars) in its Annual Online Broker Survey. For more information on this and other accolades, please visit our website.
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TD Ameritrade was evaluated against 17 others in the 2015 Barron's Online Broker Review, March 7, 2015, and was awarded the highest star rating (4.5) overall (shared with 2 others). The firm was ranked 1st in the categories "Best for Long-Term Investing" and "Best for Novices." TD Ameritrade was also awarded the highest star ratings (4.5) in "Best for Options Traders" (shared with 2 others) and (4) in "Best for In-Person Service" (shared with 4 others). Also received 4 stars in "Best for Frequent Traders." Star ratings are out of a possible 5. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones, L.P. All rights reserved. (Full award write-up can be found at http://webreprints.djreprints.com/50013.html).
TD Ameritrade was ranked #1 overall out of 15 online brokers evaluated in the StockBrokers.com Online Broker Review 2015. (Full award write-up can be found at http://www.stockbrokers.com/2015-online-broker-review.html).
Source: TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation
About Benzinga Fintech Awards
Designed to uncover the most innovative companies within the financial technology capital markets sector, the Benzinga Fintech Awards will provide the winning finalist companies with new opportunities for growth. Benzinga is giving out over $1,000,000 in total prizes and services, which includes a grand prize of 5 million ad impressions on Benzinga.com and a one-year Benzinga Cloud news & data license subscription.
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 39 years. An official sponsor of the 2014 and 2016 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams as well as an official sponsor of the National Football League for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 season, 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.