In the media
John regularly contributes his perspective and insight to the media, particularly regarding developments with implications for the financial services industry and its clients.
In April, John Taft spoke to the CFA Societies of Minnesota and Milwaukee about “Principled Leadership” and the importance of putting investors first.
Baird Vice Chairman John Taft spoke at the Wake Forest University School of Business on April 2 about the role that finance should play in advancing the goals of society. Taft noted how ethics, stewardship, and inclusion and diversity are essential ingredients in order for finance to advance society.
Baird Vice Chairman John Taft appeared on “Bloomberg Surveillance” while in New York on March 4 to join Baird’s leadership team in ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in celebration of the firm’s 100th anniversary. He discussed Baird’s unique business model and the future of global Wall Street.
Baird Vice Chairman John Taft penned a recent opinion piece for Barron’s reflecting on the 10-year anniversary of Bernie Madoff’s arrest and the lasting ethical implications and lessons for the industry that followed.
Baird Vice Chairman John Taft penned a recent column for On Wall Street reflecting on the 10-year anniversary of Bernie Madoff’s arrest for securities fraud and the lasting impact that followed as thousands of investors learned they were victims of one of the largest investment frauds and Ponzi schemes in U.S. history.
Baird Vice Chairman John Taft spoke at two recent industry conferences on current and developing trends in the wealth Management industry. Taft noted significant challenges – fee compression, digital disrupters, passive investing, ETFs, aging client and advisor demographics – but suggested they are outshone by opportunities to provide clients with value-added holistic life advice, helping them navigate increased longevity and improving their chances of achieving long term goals.
John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, discusses ethics and restoring consumer trust 10 years post the financial crisis with American Banker.
Baird Vice Chairman John Taft shares his views on why the financial services industry needs to make investing in diversity a priority.
Baird Vice Chairman John Taft reflects on lessons learned during his own career journey with Investor's Business Daily in the article, "How to Navigate a Seamless Career Transition."
Baird Vice Chairman John Taft was a guest on the desk of “Bloomberg Surveillance” where he discussed topics including the 10-year anniversary of the financial crisis and the profitability of Wall Street with hosts Tom Keene and Guy Johnson.
John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, discusses America 10 years after the financial crisis and reflects on lessons learned with Bloomberg Radio hosts Tom Keene and Jon Ferro.
Baird Vice Chairman John Taft discusses lessons learned from the financial collapse of 2008 with Oregon Business in the article, "The legacy of the financial crisis 10 years on."
John Taft presents to the AT&T Future Now Conference Partnership Academy on the topic of enhancing client engagement.
John Taft reflects on the 10th anniversary of the Great Recession and discusses next steps with Financial Advisor in the article, “Baird Vice Chair Calls For 'Realignment' Of Financial Industry To Restore Trust.”
John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, shares insights on a wide range of topics including his family legacy, general market and sector commentary, and the future of Wall Street.
John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, shares his perspective on financial deregulation with “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, explains why he believes the SEC’s proposed advice rules represent a constructive step forward.
John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, shares his perspective on the state of the markets, financial industry deregulation and investor sentiment on Fox Business’s “Varney & Co.”
The Center for Ethical Organizations recently honored John Taft with a Principled Leadership Spotlight Award.
John Taft comments on the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule and what the industry might actually support in On Wall Street.
John Taft says shares his perspective on the limitations of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule in this On Wall Street article.
In this Barron’s article, John Taft shares his perspective on President Trump’s Economic Policy.
John Taft shares his perspective on the practice and its impact on the industry in this New York Times article.