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Christine Johnston is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Christy works closely with clients to discern their financial goals and objectives, leading the design and implementation of tailored investment initiatives to pursue those aims. She is skilled in leveraging the extensive research and broad capabilities of the Private Bank to address clients’ distinctive investment needs.
Christy offers technical insight and analytical acumen paired with an intuitive understanding for people and their priorities. Her areas of focus include both traditional and alternative investments, single-stock research, investment-manager evaluation, risk management, tax-efficient investing, and asset allocation. She enjoys developing deep relationships with clients, allowing her to stay apprised of their changing needs relative to dynamic market conditions. A skilled communicator, Christy also works to facilitate a client’s investment knowledge and comfort, supporting multiple generations in their evolution as capable and informed stewards. She collaborates closely with other members of a client’s Private Bank team, integrating investing within a cohesive, multi-disciplinary whole.
Christy has worked in investment management since 2005. Prior to joining the Private Bank, she served as a Portfolio Manager with TIAA Trust Company in Chicago. Her career also includes more than six years with US Bank Private Wealth Management, where she served as Portfolio Manager to high-net-worth clients. She earned her B.S.B.A. in Finance from Colorado State University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation.
Originally from Minnesota, Christy now makes her home in Wilmette, Illinois. She and her husband have two children. Christy enjoys an active lifestyle, including downhill skiing and biking in her free time. Her hobbies also include playing the piano, reading, and spending time with her family.
In her role at the Private Bank, Christy does not provide tax advice.
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*Asset allocation, diversification and rebalancing do not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets. Rebalancing may pose a tax event.
*Alternative investments are intended for qualified investors only. Alternative Investments such as derivatives, hedge funds, private equity funds, and funds of funds can result in higher return potential but also higher loss potential. Changes in economic conditions or other circumstances may adversely affect your investments. Before you invest in alternative investments, you should consider your overall financial situation, how much money you have to invest, your need for liquidity and your tolerance for risk. Alternative Investments are speculative and involve a high degree of risk.
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