Form CRS

Our Customer Relationship Summary provides you with details of the nature of your relationship with:

Form CRS TDA Inc.

Reg BI & Form CRS

Understanding Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI) and Form CRS

TD Ameritrade strives to put the needs of our clients first. With the SEC introducing rules establishing industry-wide recommendation standards, we want to help you understand what these rules mean for you. Simply put, Reg BI for broker-dealers and a related SEC interpretation as to investment advisors establish a common standard as of June 30, 2020. The standard is that any brokerage firm or registered investment advisor making an investment recommendation to you must be acting in your best interest at the time the recommendation is made and must not place its own financial or other interests ahead of your own.

In addition to Reg BI, the SEC issued a separate release as to a new customer relationship summary known as Form CRS. Under this release, the SEC will require broker-dealers and investment advisors to provide you with their Form CRS as of June 30, 2020. Reading a Form CRS can help you make more informed decisions about choosing or continuing to work with a broker or advisor.

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Form CRS


Designed as a simple, easy-to-understand Customer Relationship Summary, providing you with details of the nature of your relationship with:


Regulation BI Disclosures


Regulation Best Interest Disclosure: Designed to give you a better understanding of how TD Ameritrade works with you in making investment recommendations as to the following:


Solutions Continuum


An overview of how we can help you invest in the way that makes the most sense for you.


TD Ameritrade makes investment recommendations as to the following

TD Ameritrade Investment Management, LLC

  • Offers discretionary investment advisory services including asset allocation and fund selection.
  • Provides a range of managed portfolios, known as the Essential Portfolios, the Selective Portfolios and the Personalized Portfolios.
  • Allow you to select the level of ongoing support that suits you best.

AdvisorDirect® referral program from TD Ameritrade Institutional

  • Free consultation to identify your financial goals and investment needs.
  • Identifies a curated list of independent Registered Investment Advisors that may be appropriate for you.
  • Allows for customized investment strategies aligned with your goals.

Fixed Income Products

  • Consultation with our Fixed Income Sales (FIS) team to understand your income goals and needs. Customized recommendations as to:

    • Specific fixed income securities or investment vehicles.
    • Fixed income investment strategies, such as bond ladders, may also be suggested for you.

Retirement Accounts and Rollovers

  •  Get help deciding about a rollover from your 401(k) or other retirement plan to an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
  • Or use the following resources to decide on your own:

        Considering a 401(k) Rollover?
        Rollover IRA
        Your Rollover Pocket Guide
        IRA Guide

  • Talk to a Financial Consultant for more information or for a recommendation


Do I need to do anything when I receive Form CRS?

Has TD Ameritrade put its interests ahead of my own?

What is Regulation Best Interest (Reg BI)?

Why is this regulation being implemented?

Will all brokerage firms now be required to follow Reg BI?

When does Reg BI go into effect?

What types of accounts does Reg BI address?

Does Reg BI apply differently to brokerage services versus investment advisory services?

Does Reg BI apply just to new customers or existing clients as well?

Who is considered a retail customer, according to Reg BI?

How will Reg BI be enforced?

What is the Form CRS (Customer Relationship Summary) rule?

What is the goal of Form CRS?

Will this impact how I work with TD Ameritrade?

Where can I get additional information about Reg BI?

Form CRS

Our Customer Relationship Summary provides you with details of the nature of your relationship with:

Form CRS TDA Inc.

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