Craig Laffman is Director of Fixed Income Trading and Syndicate for TD Ameritrade, where he has worked since 2003. Before joining TD Ameritrade, he held various roles in the financial services industry, including positions with Prudential Securities and Exco Capital Markets.
Laffman is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s Pamplin College of Business and holds a BS in finance.
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