Students hear financial planning industry professionals at four-day California conference

March 3, 2017

Are you a financial planning major? If so, you might be interested in the largest registered investment advisor (RIA) industry event, The TD Ameritrade Institutional National RIA Conference.  

Seniors Maia Greer and David Bonkowski were among 50 financial planning majors from more than 20 colleges who attended The TD Ameritrade Institutional National RIA Conference this year. The event ran from Feb. 1- 4 in San Diego, California.

 During the conference, more than 3,200 financial advisors, along with others in the profession, attended.

The students had the opportunity to network with experts from across the nation, while exploring job opportunities. TD Ameritrade Institutional is a provider of technology of practice management services for more than 4,500 registered investment advisors. The firm invites students from across the country to participate in event, while covering hotel and travel expenses, according to its web site


 The two Olivet students attended sessions by David Cameron, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Lisa Bodell, CEO of Futurethink; Tim Hockey, president of TD Ameritrade, and other well-known CEOs.