Christine Gaze has been named the new director of practice management for TD Ameritrade Institutional. Gaze will be responsible for developing the strategic direction of all advisor practice management and business consulting services. She will focus on building programs designed to help independent registered investment advisors run and grow their businesses.

Gaze has held a variety of leadership roles at firms that include Wachovia Securities, where she helped build the practice management consulting group, and Morgan Stanley Private Bank, where as executive director she led new business development initiatives.

TD Ameritrade Institutional, Jersey City, N.J., provides comprehensive brokerage and custody services to over 4,000 fee-based, independent registered investment advisors and their clients.