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Matt Sadowsky

What’s your role in keeping things running smoothly at TD Ameritrade?
As Director of Retirement and Annuities, I manage a team that coordinates the products, tools, and services to address clients’ retirement needs. I am also president of The Insurance Agency of TD Ameritrade, LLC.

What’s your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role?
My team is in the process of reshaping how TD Ameritrade thinks of “retirement.” For us, retirement is no longer just about IRAs. And we need to do more than simply stack a shelf with income products. Rather, we now see our retirement business as focusing on clients’ financial life stages leading up to and through retirement. So we are in the process of building out how we help clients make financial decisions intended to grow their portfolios leading up to retirement and to address income needs for those clients already in retirement. 

What have you done in the field? 
Prior to joining TD Ameritrade in 2006, I was a vice president in finance for The BISYS Group, which provided business process outsourcing to bank, insurance, and investment companies. I later joined Columbus Circle Capital, where I specialized in annuity arbitrage and life insurance premium financing. In the 1990s, I was in investment banking for Salomon Smith Barney, and later provided independent investment banking and consulting services to emerging companies in media and for-profit education sectors. 

Who’s your investing or trading idol?  
Michael Kitces for financial planning and retirement planning insights.

When not working you can find me …  
Chasing after my 2-1/2-year-old twin girls, training for a marathon, or developing a recently discovered hobby of wine collecting (not all at the same time).


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