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Peter Klink

What’s your role in keeping things running smoothly at TD Ameritrade?

One of my major responsibilities is to make sure our firm risk exposure models and procedures protect our customers and firms from large unsecured losses.

What’s your greatest challenge in fulfilling that role?

Trying to bring in the life lessons. I have experience to share from over 20 years of working at the Chicago exchanges (CBOE and CBOT) as an independent market maker, trading in open outcry trading pits.

What’s a “Golden Rule” you live by?

Try to live a balanced life; avoid excesses.

When not working I can usually be found …

I like to exercise. I have participated in marathons, triathlons, and tough mudders, and my new sport is tennis.

Tell us something the world doesn’t know about you.

With the last name Klink, you would never think I was of Greek descent, but my mom was of Greek heritage and ancestry. I was brought up Greek Orthodox and have three Greek priests (uncle and cousins) in the family. Growing up, I worked at the Greek family grocery store with my uncles, aunts, and cousins, and it was a great experience.

More From Peter
August 5, 2016

Portfolio Margin: How It Works and What You Need to Know

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July 12, 2016

Got Leverage? Portfolio Margin versus Regulation T Margin

How can an individual trader get risk-based margins like a market maker without owning (or leasing) a seat or trading on the exchange floor? Portfolio margin ...

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