At Bank of America Private Bank, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.
Austyn Shepherd Abbas is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager with Bank of America Private Bank in Santa Barbara, California. She works closely with a wide range of ultra-high-net-worth clients, from senior corporate executives, high-tech entrepreneurs and business owners to non-profits and family offices. Austyn takes a team approach to help individuals and families address their goals for growing, managing and transferring wealth. She is the primary point of contact for a team of investment, fiduciary and lending specialists from the Private Bank. Together, they can offer customized strategies for investment management, business succession planning, wealth structuring and philanthropy. Austyn also assists client with complex credit and lending needs, including financing for commercial real estate, construction and art acquisitions.
Austyn draws on more than 20 years of experience to connect clients with an extensive range of financial resources and capabilities. She began her Bank of America career in 2000 and joined the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2004. Austyn earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA degree from California State University, Channel Islands.
In the community, Austyn is active with the United Way Young Leaders Society and serves as secretary on the board of the Santa Barbara Estate Planning Council. She enjoys playing beach volleyball and hiking with her two dogs. Austyn and her husband live in Santa Barbara.
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For more than 200 years, Bank of America Private Bank has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on the Private Bank’s personalized approach, as well as the resources of Bank of America, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.