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Russell Launer

Head of Portfolio Management

Mr. Launer joined City National Rochdale in 2004 and brings 25 years of wealth management experience. He currently serves as Head of Portfolio Management, where he is responsible for driving department strategic and quality service initiatives. Additionally, he is a member of the Executive Management Team, Portfolio Manager Council, and Chairman of the Portfolio Implementation Committee. Mr. Launer was previously responsible for Client Service & Operations. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Launer was Manager Trader Services for Electronic Trading Group, LLC.

Mr. Launer has a Masters in Financial Planning from the College of Financial Planning and a BA in Business Communications from the University of Maryland. Since 2011, Mr. Launer has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional, and more recently received his certifications for Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). In addition to exercising, skiing and golf, Russell enjoys spending free time with his wife and three teenage children. 

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