Benjamin A. Hilyard

Managing Director, Senior Trust Officer

Professional Profile

Ben Hilyard is a Managing Director and Senior Trust Officer with the trust department of Bank of America, Private Bank. He joined the Greenwich, Connecticut office in April 2006.  Ben is a Hartford, Connecticut native, and relocated from New York, New York to Washington, D.C. in November 2010. 

Ben is a graduate of Connecticut College, and has studied trust and estate planning at the Cannon Financial Institute, and finance at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  Ben holds the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) designation sponsored by the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers, and is a member of the Washington, D.C. Estate Planning Council.

Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, Ben worked as an Operations Associate at Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund located in Westport, Connecticut, and as a Client Services Associate at Fisher Investments, a high-net-worth asset manager located in Woodside, California. 

Ben is an avid sailor, a member of the Camden Yacht Club in Camden, Maine, and serves on the Board of Overseers at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts.

Ben lives in Washington, D.C. with his family.

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