Updated Thursday, April 17, 2014 as of 2:57 AM ET
6 Questions for the CEO of RBC Wealth Management-U.S.
John Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management-U.S., recently sat down with On Wall Street on the sidelines of SIFMA’s Private Client Conference. Taft, a former chairman of SIFMA who currently oversees over 2,000 advisors at RBC, shared his insights on increasing regulatory scrutiny, the growing complexity of the marketplace and the role that leadership plays in wealth management firms.
OWS: The regulatory environment has become more imposing in recent years.  Are more changes coming?   more »
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Benjamin Edwards is luring away talent from Wells Fargo, boosting its presence in the Midwest and New England. more »
A former Baird advisor won an arbitration case against his old employer, resulting in a FINRA arbitration panel awarding him $170,000 in damages for defamation. more »
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Janney Montgomery Scott recruited a veteran Merrill Lynch advisor with $1 million in production. more »
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RBC Wealth Management is adding new names to its top executive team, announcing a new head of International Wealth-USA. more »
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