University of South Alabama, Office of Public Relations
November 10, 2009
Contact: Jennifer Ekman, Office of Public Relations, (251) 460-6360

RBC Bank's Joseph Keating to Speak at USA's Mitchell College of Business
RBC Bank's Distinguished Lecture Series Begin


RBC Bank's Chief Investment Officer and Head of Private Asset Management Joseph Keating will visit the University of South Alabama's Mitchell Collegeof Business as part of the new RBC Bank Distinguished Lecture Series.

He will address students from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19, in room 265 of the Mitchell College of Business, and then be available to the media at a press conference in the lobby of that building.

Keating's lecture launches the new RBCDistinguished Lectureship Series at the University of South Alabama Mitchell College of Business, the first lectureship at the Mitchell College. The bank covers the costs of two annual lectures on banking or a related field.

Keating has served as chief investment officer for the past 19 years, 14 of which were with Old Kent Financial in Grand Rapids, Mich. Prior to joining RBC Bank, he spent four years as executive vice president and chief investment officer for AmSouth Asset Management. RBC Bank's Private Asset Management Division current controls assets in excess of $4 billion.

Prior to joining Old Kent, he was vice president, chief economist and director of fixed income at American National Bank and Trust Company in Chicago. He had been with American National for over eight years as an economist and investment strategist. Prior to joining American National, he served as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank in Chicago for three years.

Mr. Keating received his bachelor's degree in economics with highest honors from DePaul University in 1974, and in 1976 received his master's degree in economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. He served for three years on the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association and has been an instructor at the University of Illinois and at the Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago.

Mr. Keating is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Associated Press and local newspapers across the nation. He has been interviewed on CNBC, Bloomberg News, FOX Business News and local TV and radio outlets. Since 1980, he has published commentary assessing economic and financial market trends in a quarterly Economic Outlook and monthly Investment Strategy Statement.

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