With over 50 years of investment experience, George, a distinguished member of RBC Wealth Management’s Chairman’s Council, is currently a Managing Director – Financial Advisor with RBC Wealth Management. Prior to RBC Wealth Management, George was a senior vice president of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. until December of 2005. From 1981 to 2003, he held various positions with the futures division of Prudential Securities, Inc., most recently as a senior vice president of investments and as a first vice president.The Futures Industry Association inducted him to the Hall of Fame 2019.
George first served as a board member of the NYMEX Exchange in 1976 and has been a member of the COMEX Division since 1976, the American Stock Exchange since 1995, ICE Futures U.S. (formerly known as the Board of Trade of the City of New York or NYBOT) since 1984, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange since 2003, and NYMEX Exchange since 1966. He was the chairman of the adjudication committee, co-chairman of the arbitration committee, vice chairman of the membership committee, and co-vice chairman of the FCM advisory and political action committees. George also served on the bylaws, compliance review, and finance committees. George was the chairman of the Commodity Floor Brokers and Traders Association and is currently the member of Executive Committee of the International Precious Metals Institute. George is a member of the Financial Planning Association of New York, the Managed Funds Association and the Market Technicians Association,and was a senior conferring member on the ICE and NYMEX Exchanges. He previously served as a director of the New York Futures Exchange, the Commodity Clearing Corporation, and FINEX.
George graduated from the New York University School of Commerce. He received his Investment Banking Certificate from the Investment Bankers Association at the Wharton School in 1965, and was an Associate of the Institute of Financial Accounting of Great Britain. In 2013, 2015 and 2018 George was named to the Financial Times Top 400 Advisor list. Formerly, he taught a commodity trading course at the New School. George is fluent in five languages.
George resides in New York City with his wife. They are both very involved with charitable organizations, especially Futures and Option for Kids and The Police Reserve Association of New York City. George is a member of the U.S. Chess Federation and the ARRL.