Laura Janke

Title: Director

Firm: RBC Capital Markets

Age: 36

Laura Janke is a 10-plus year veteran in the public finance practice for RBC Capital Markets. She began her career as a financial analyst for the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency/Avant Energy on the public side.

Laura spends a majority of her time working with various state, county, city, and other entities throughout the U.S. in creating solutions regarding the most efficient and affordable ways in which they can access the public debt market. She recently served as the primary quantitative analyst for the successful structuring and sale of the municipal bonds that financed the public portion of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium. She counts the State of Minnesota, the University of Minnesota, the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, the Mayo Clinic, State of Alaska, and the State of Wisconsin and many others as clients.

Laura was selected as one of 40 candidates for the prestigious University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute Policy Fellows Program for 2016 and currently serves as RBC’s representative on the Minnesota Institute of Public Finance Board. MIPF is the primary organization engaged in monitoring annual legislation that impacts state and local governments.

She was also a founding member of the Minnesota Women in Public Finance organization, a local chapter of a national organization that serves to promote career development for women. She is an active member of the MWPF board, which provides her with the platform to continue her work as a leader in the business community.

During her free time, Laura enjoys biking sailing and traveling. She recently fell in love with scuba diving and is looking forward to her next such adventure.


“It is my opinion that Laura is one of the rising stars and thought leaders in not only the Minneapolis public finance community, but the entire Midwest and beyond public finance community as well.” Cory Hoeppner, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets

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