Emmanuel Ponce

Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Manager

Professional Profile

Emmanuel Ponce is a Vice President and Portfolio Manager with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Emmanuel works closely with individuals and families to design and implement highly tailored investment strategies that reflect their unique circumstances, return objectives, and risk tolerance. He builds enduring relationships with the clients he serves, while leveraging the capabilities of the Private Bank to advance their priorities and support their long-term financial well-being.

Emmanuel combines analytical skills and technical acumen with a natural affinity for understanding a client’s goals and priorities. His areas of focus include public and private equities, as well as alternative investments, portfolio construction, asset allocation, and investment manager research. Multiple generations of client families look to him for informed financial advice and guidance; he strives to facilitate active stewardship and sound financial education, whatever a client’s life stage and interests.

Emmanuel has worked in the investment management industry since 2010. Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2015, he served as a Senior Investment Performance Analyst and Senior Hedge Fund Accountant with Northern Trust in Chicago, where he specialized in analyzing and implementing investment portfolios for institutional clients. His experience also includes a tenure as an Associate with JP Morgan Chase where he prepared financial plans for high-net-worth individuals. Emmanuel earned his B.S. in finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is also a CFA® charterholder.

Emmanuel and his wife reside in Highland Park, Illinois, with their two daughters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, staying active, particularly cycling, and is an avid reader.

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