WARD RING OF RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT NAMED TO THE BOARD OF SIFMA FOUNDATION
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (October 26, 2012) - Ward Ring, Director of Wealth Management Consulting, was recently named to the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation Board of Directors.
The SIFMA Foundation develops and directs initiatives to promote financial and investor education for all ages, spurring greater economic independence for individuals and enabling them to better access the opportunities inherent in our global marketplace. The Foundation administers an array of award-winning, instructional programs and websites that have advanced the financial knowledge of tens of millions of people.
“We are proud that Ward has been named to the SIFMA Foundation Board,” said John Taft, CEO of RBC U.S. Wealth Management. “His appointment reflects RBC's continued and growing commitment to develop, support and invest in educational initiatives. Ward will be an excellent addition to the Board.”
The SIFMA Foundation also administers the acclaimed The Stock Market Game™, which has served over 14 million students since 1977, and relies on a rigorously integrated curriculum. Students sharpen skills in subjects such as math, economics and social studies, while also gaining exposure to the concepts of saving and investing, as they participate in a simulated global marketplace and compete for prizes.
“I am honored to assume this role,” said Ring. “I believe this will provide RBC Wealth Management with the opportunity to have a greater influence in shaping industry financial and investor education practices on a broader scale.”
In his role as Director of Wealth Management Consulting, Ring is responsible for leading a group of experienced professionals who provide expertise in various areas of wealth management. This group includes the Retirement, Insurance, Wealth Strategies and Wealth Management Consultants. These individuals work directly with Financial Advisors and their clients to provide advice and guidance to help them achieve their financial goals and objectives.
About RBC Wealth Management
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 over $227 billion of assets under administration and nearly 2,000 financial advisors operating in 200 locations in 42 states.
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