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TD Private Client Wealth

TD Private Client Wealth is a fee-based financial advisor firm that’s part of the TD Wealth business at TD Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in the U.S. The majority of the firm's accounts belong to individual investors.

TD Private  Client Wealth is concerned mostly with holistic, long-term wealth management. It offers retirement planning, investment management, private banking, business wealth planning and more.

TD Private Client Wealth Background

TD Private Client Wealth is a branch of TD Wealth, the investment and financial management arm of TD Bank. That makes the firm a wholly owned subsidiary of TD Bank, which is in turn a subsidiary of TD Bank U.S. Holding Company, the American half of the Canada-based Toronto-Dominion (TD) Bank.

While it’s unclear when exactly this firm was first established, TD Bank has been in existence for quite some time. Its inaugural branch was opened in Portland, Maine, in 1852 as Portland Savings Bank. In 2004, the bank combined forces with Banknorth, a financial services company, setting up its foothold in the U.S. investment market.

TD Private Client Types and Account Sizes

Both non-high-net-worth and high-net-worth individuals make up the majority of TD Private Client Wealth’s client base. However, it also manages assets for institutional clients, including charitable organizations, businesses, insurance companies, pension and profit-sharing plans.

The minimum investment required to open an account at TD Private Client Wealth will depend on the type of service or portfolio you choose. The firm has a different account minimum for its financial planning services than for its pre-built client portfolios. The firm’s account minimum requirements are as follows:

  • TD Managed Portfolios: $10,000
  • TD Guided Portfolios: $100,000
  • TD Premier Guided Portfolios: $500,000
  • Tax overlay services: $250,000

Services Offered By TD Private Client Wealth

The services available at TD Private Client Wealth are largely centered around individual investors, who make up 96% of the firm’s clientele. The firm offers the following services:

  • Wealth and retirement planning
    • Cash flow planning
    • Income generation strategies
    • Employer retirement plan option review
    • Asset allocation for retirement
  • Investment management
    • Tax minimization
    • Personalized use of diversification and asset allocation strategies
    • Work with a dedicated investment advisor
  • Legacy and philanthropic planning
    • Insurance review
    • Trust and estate planning
    • Charitable gift planning
    • Beneficiary and heir selection
    • Estate tax minimization
  • Real estate financing
    • Management of communication between all involved parties
    • Construction lending option review
  • Private banking
    • Liquidity management
    • Payment and deposit solutions

TD Private Client Wealth Investment Philosophy

The firm typically utilizes investment styles that are designed to achieve long-term financial success. This applies to the firm’s three managed portfolio options: TD Guided Portfolios, TD Premier Guided Portfolios and TD Managed Portfolios. Each of these portfolio options uses a combination of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), separately managed accounts (SMAs) and mutual funds to fulfill clients’ financial objectives and liquidity needs.

TD Guided Portfolios includes access to portfolio managers who are both affiliates and non-affiliated with the firm. It also allows for much more communication between the client and advisor, as an initial asset allocation is chosen, though it will be rebalanced according to market changes. On the other hand, TD Premier Guided Portfolios offers a much wider variety of investment strategies and portfolio managers. However, the approach it utilizes is essentially the same.

The TD Managed Portfolios Program is a discretionary account that’s managed by TD itself. It works with clients to select from TD’s model portfolios the right one for their long-term investment planning needs. Each of these options vary in their investment goals and risk tolerances.

Fees Under TD Private Client Wealth

Financial planning clients of TD Private Client Wealth do not pay anything in fees or other charges if they are TD customers. For investment management services, TD Private Client Wealth charges are based on a percentage of assets under management, with fees ranging from 0.45% to 1.5% depending on how much you’re investing and what type of account you want. The rates for the following account types are as follows:

Equity/Balanced Accounts
Portfolio Size Maximum Annual Fee
First $1MM 1.5%
Next $1MM 1.05%
Next $2MM 0.85%
Over $4MM 0.65%


Fixed Income Accounts
Portfolio Size Maximum Annual Fee
First $1MM 0.85%
Next $1MM 0.75%
Next $2MM 0.65%
Over $4MM 0.45%

Fees are charged quarterly and in advance, on or about the 10th business day of every January, April, July and October that your account is active. The first time this fee is charged, it is prorated based on the date’s relation to the next quarter.

The table below shows how TD Private Client Wealth’s fees for its equity and balanced accounts compare. Note that these fees are only estimates. Actual costs may vary.

*Estimated investment management fees do not include brokerage, custodial, third-party manager or other fees, which can vary in amount.
Estimated Equity/Balanced Account Fees at TD Private Client Wealth*
Your Assets Fee Amounts
$500K $7,500
$1MM $15,000
$5MM $49,000
$10MM $81,500

What to Watch Out For

TD Private Client Wealth has 12 disclosures listed on its Form ADV

Current and prospective clients should be aware that TD Private Client Wealth’s affiliation with TD Bank may present potential conflicts of interest. The bank will receive more compensation if client assets are invested in its affiliated products, like mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETF) and separately managed accounts (SMA). This makes TD Private Client Wealth a fee-based firm. However, the firm is a fiduciary, meaning it is bound by law to act in clients’ best interests. 

Opening an Account With TD Private Client Wealth

If you visit TD’s website, you’ll find a contact form. You’ll need to provide your name, phone number, email address and a short message regarding your needs. Once you fill this out, an advisor located nearby will contact you and let you know what the next steps will be. You can also call the firm at (866) 235-1248 for a more direct line of communication.

TD Private Client Wealth is headquartered in New York, New York, at 444 Madison Avenue on the 11th floor. It has a number of other branches as well in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

All information is accurate as of the writing of this article.

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How Long $1mm Lasts in Retirement

SmartAsset's interactive map highlights places where $1 million will last the longest in retirement. Zoom between states and the national map to see the top spots in each region. Also, scroll over any city to learn about the cost of living in retirement for that location.

Rank City Housing Expenses Food Expenses Healthcare Expenses Utilities Expenses Transportation Expenses

Methodology We analyzed data on average expenditures for seniors, cost of living and investment returns to determine how many years of retirement a $1 million nest egg would cover in cities across America.

First, we looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the average annual expenditures of seniors. We then applied cost of living data from the Council for Community and Economic Research to adjust those national average spending levels based on the costs of each expense category (housing, food, healthcare, utilities, transportation and other) in each city. Using this data, SmartAsset calculated the average cost of living for retirees in the largest U.S. cities.

We assumed the $1 million would grow at a real return (interest minus inflation) of 2%. Then, we divided $1 million by the sum of each of those annual numbers to determine how long $1 million would cover retirement expenses in each of the cities in our study. Cities where $1 million lasted the longest ranked the highest in the study.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Council for Community and Economic Research