“The biggest shift in this world is to a knowledge-based environment. You guys can fuel that.”
Donnie Roberts of Thinkorswim discusses how we all go through event shifts during our careers. Beginning with his start at Thinkorswim Group Inc., a small Chicago-based options brokerage firm, Roberts discusses how the firm was acquired by TD Ameritrade and his transition of working in a small office environment to the expectations of a larger firm. Roberts also acknowledges the importance of education and how it is an essential factor to the future participants of the financial industry. Roberts explains how he keeps himself educated to understand new regulation and learn about key members in the financial industry. He says that all new entrants into the industry have a chance to shape its future, but keeping yourself educated is the biggest advantage you can have.