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Devin D. Thorpe
Devin Thorpe

John Taft: Wall Street Can Be A Force For Good

This post was originally produced for Forbes.

John Taft, the CEO of RBC Wealth Management US and a frequent guest here on my show, has compiled the thoughts of some of Wall Street’s elite discussing how its power can be used for the greater good in a new book, A Force For Good. [Note: An RBC Wealth Advisor sponsored my conference, GoodCrowd14.]

The book includes chapters written by Robert Shiller, Sheila Bair, Charles Ellis, Jack Bogle, Judd Gregg, Barbara Novick and David Blood. These power players describe the role of enlightened finance and its potential to drive good in society.

Taft explains, “Enlightened finance is informed by hope. It is about innovating to solve problems and asking what finance can do to help make the world a better place.”

On Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM, Taft will join me for a live discussion about the book and the impact that Wall Street can have for good.

More about RBC Wealth Management:

RBC Wealth Management has helped individuals, families, businesses and institutions accomplish their important financial goals for generations. Our friendly, clients-first culture is a reflection of our stewardship values. And we maintain a high degree of local autonomy as leading regional securities firms have combined over the years to become one of the most respected full-service investment firms in the United States.


Taft’s bio:

John is the CEO of RBC Wealth Management U.S., one of the largest full-service investment, advisory and wealth management firms in the country. John is a former chairman of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the leading securities industry trade group, and he has served a wide range of not-for-profit and public service organizations. He is the author of Stewardship, and the great-grandson of President William Howard Taft. Prior to his finance career, John was assistant to the mayor of the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, and a journalist. John has appeared on top-tier media such as CNBC, Bloomberg , Fox Business, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, WNYC ‘The Take Away’ and is a prestigious-invite only LinkedIn Influencer.

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