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Brian J O'Donnell

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Professional Profile

Brian O’Donnell is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager within the Institutional Investments group at Bank of America Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the development and execution of clients’ investment objectives. Investment focus is placed on helping clients derive value from three key sources: strategic asset allocation, tactical asset allocation, and manager selection/portfolio construction. Brian serves both the short- and long-term needs of endowments, foundations, charitable trusts, and pensions drawing on the broader resources of the Chief Investment Office at Bank of America.

Prior to joining Bank of America, Brian served the institutional investor marketplace at Russell Investments, Commonfund and Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Consulting Group. Brian served in senior roles across functions that spanned from sales to business management to portfolio management.

Brian received his B.A. from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio, and is a member of the Investments & Wealth Institute. Brian currently holds his Certified Investment Management Analyst® designation. He also holds a Certificate in the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments through a program sponsored by the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association.

*The Chief Investment Office (CIO) provides thought leadership on wealth management, investment strategy and global markets; portfolio management solutions; due diligence; and solutions oversight and data analytics. CIO viewpoints are developed for Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., (“Bank of America”) and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S” or “Merrill”), a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. 

*Some or all alternative investment programs may not be in the best interest of certain investors. No assurance can be given that any alternative investment’s investment objectives will be achieved.

*Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA®, and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed the Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.

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