Dawne Clark

Senior Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Professional Profile

Dawne Clark, CFA, is a Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Bank of America Private Bank.  Dawne is responsible for creating and managing custom investment solutions that access a broad range of wealth management services, based upon the client’s risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs and overall investment goals.  This includes assisting clients to: establish goals, develop investment strategies, implement financial solutions, and conduct periodic reviews to monitor progress towards stated goals.  In addition, Dawne works with clients to navigate changing geopolitical, economic, and market environments to provide guidance in the areas of portfolio construction, asset allocation, and tax-minimization strategies.  She also provides multi-generational financial empowerment education and advice on wealth transfer strategies.  Dawne has been with Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) since 2011.  

Dawne has 30 years experience in portfolio management and financial services.  Prior to joining Bank of America, she was a Portfolio Manager of private global real estate portfolios for institutional clients with Russell Investments.  She also served as the deputy Chief Investment Officer for the San Diego City Employees’ Retirement System where she managed all aspects of the public pension fund’s investment program.  She was also a Senior Financial Analyst with the City of San Diego’s capital improvement and municipal debt issuance division.  She began her financial career in 1990, as a business manager for an investment software development subsidiary of Montgomery Securities and prior to that in commercial banking with Imperial Bank, both located in San Francisco.  

Dawne earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, emphasis in Finance, from San Diego State University. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation and is a member of the CFA® Institute and CFA® Society of San Diego, where she served on the Board of Directors from 2005 – 2008 and 2011 – 2012.


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