TD Ameritrade agreement
Joe Ricketts delay

Joe Ricketts initially delayed the TD Ameritrade-Schwab merger until an agreement on some protection for TD Ameritrade jobs in Omaha. “Omaha has been, and we hope may continue to be, an important employment center for our company,” said spokesperson Kim Hillyer.

Joe Ricketts

By 1999, Joe Ricketts was a billionaire — something Ricketts credits in part to TD Ameritrade’s back office trading center, operated so efficiently and cost-effectively, no competitor could afford to offer online trades for less. “It had always been a point of pride with me that this business I had built was helping bring prosperity to some of my neighbors,” Ricketts wrote in his recent book.

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