MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (Jan. 16, 2014) – John G. Taft, CEO of RBC Wealth Management – U.S., has been recognized as one of 2014's Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World (TAA-TWA). This recognition was given to the top 100 global leaders who have made significant contributions in the area of trustworthy business.

This year's recipients hail from around the globe and once again include leaders from the public and private sectors as well as authors, consultants, researchers and academics. According to TAA-TWA, “each honoree has made an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in organizations.”

Taft has been very active in the financial services industry, striving to enact changes to improve the reputation of the industry by advocating for regulatory changes to re-build trust and confidence. He has held many top leadership positions including Chair and Chair-elect at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). Additionally, Taft is a leader in the CFA Institute’s “Future of Finance” initiative, which is a long-term global effort to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking financial industry that better serves society.

Taft is the author of Stewardship: Lessons Learned from the Lost Culture of Wall Street. The book explores the importance of stewardship as a core principle—for Taft personally; for the financial services industry; for the global financial system; and for society. He has shared his insights nationally by appearing as a guest host on CNBC’s Squawk Box and Bloomberg Surveillance and has been interviewed by top news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the Economist, FOX, CNN and Fox Business News. He has authored articles that appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Business Insider and Forbes. Taft also writes thought-provoking blogs as one of only 300 business leaders who are part of the prestigious LinkedIn Influencer program.

Trust Across America-Trust Around the World is a program of Next Decade, Inc., an award-winning communications firm that has been unraveling and simplifying complex subjects for over 20 years. TAA-TAW provides a framework for organizations to improve trustworthy practices, as well as showcasing individuals and organizations that are exhibiting high levels of trust and integrity.

About RBC Wealth Management – U.S.

In the United States, RBC Wealth Management operates as a division of RBC Capital Markets, LLC. Founded in 1909, RBC Capital Markets, LLC. is a member of the New York Stock Exchange, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation, and other major securities exchanges. RBC Wealth Management has more than $260 billion of assets under administration and nearly 2,000 financial advisors operating in 190 locations in 42 states. Recently RBC Wealth Management was ranked “Highest in Investor Satisfaction With Full Service Brokerage Firms” in the J.D. Power & Associates 2013 Full Service Investor Satisfaction StudySM. For more information, visit jdpower.com.

For more information, please contact:

Jonell Lundquist, RBC Wealth Management,
612-371-2239,jonell.lundquist@rbc.com