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.

November 12, 2018

John Taft Pens "On Wall Street" Column

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.

November 9, 2018

John Taft Discusses “An Industry in Transition” at Recent Events

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.

November 1, 2018

Podcast Interview: Taft Discusses the State of the Financial System with American Banker

John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, discusses ethics and restoring consumer trust 10 years post the financial crisis with American Banker.

October 29, 2018

InvestmentNews: Baird’s Taft on the Importance of Diversity and Inclusion

Baird Vice Chairman John Taft shares his views on why the financial services industry needs to make investing in diversity a priority.

September 25, 2018

John Taft Discusses Navigating a Career Transition With Investor’s Business Daily

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."

September 5, 2018

TV Interview: Taft Reflects on 10th Anniversary of the Financial Crisis on "Bloomberg Surveillance"

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.

September 5, 2018

Radio Interview: Taft Discusses America 10 Years after the Financial Crisis with Bloomberg Radio

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.

August 23, 2018

John Taft Discusses Lessons Learned From the Financial Crisis With Oregon Business

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."

August 1, 2018

Baird Vice Chair Discusses “Service as Purpose” at AT&T Event

John Taft presents to the AT&T Future Now Conference Partnership Academy on the topic of enhancing client engagement.

July 16, 2018

Baird Vice Chair Calls For 'Realignment' Of Financial Industry To Restore Trust

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.”

June 8, 2018

TV Interview: Taft Offers Commentary as Guest on "Bloomberg Surveillance"

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.

June 7, 2018

Radio Interview: Taft Shares Perspective on Financial Deregulation with Bloomberg

John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, shares his perspective on financial deregulation with “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

April 19, 2018

Why the SEC Proposal Is a Victory for Clients (As Seen in On Wall Street)

John Taft, Baird Vice Chairman, explains why he believes the SEC’s proposed advice rules represent a constructive step forward.

April 9, 2018

Video: Baird's John Taft Shares Insights on Fox Business

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.”

March 2, 2018

John Taft Receives Leadership Honor

The Center for Ethical Organizations recently honored John Taft with a Principled Leadership Spotlight Award.

April 4, 2017

A Fiduciary Rule Wealth Managers Can Get Behind

John Taft comments on the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule and what the industry might actually support in On Wall Street.

January 24, 2017

It’s Time for a Reset on the Fiduciary Rule

John Taft says shares his perspective on the limitations of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule in this On Wall Street article.

January 20, 2017

Will Trump’s Ayn Rand Capitalism Work?

In this Barron’s article, John Taft shares his perspective on President Trump’s Economic Policy.

September 22, 2016

Want to Change Banking Culture? Stop Talking About Cross-Selling

John Taft shares his perspective on the practice and its impact on the industry in this New York Times article.