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Eskridge (Ridge) V Culver
Managing Director, Senior Trust Officer
Eskridge “Ridge” van N. Culver is a Managing Director and Senior Trust Officer with Bank of America Private Bank New York City. Ridge provides customized advice and guidance to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, helping them develop, implement, and administer their fiduciary plans. He brings extensive knowledge of trust and estate planning services, providing clients with the insights they need to evaluate their options and make informed decisions about their long-term legacies.
A skilled communicator, Ridge develops strong relationships with the clients he serves, grounding his approach in diligence and responsiveness. He works in concert with a team of Private Bank specialists, who look to uncover possible efficiencies across a client’s wealth framework, integrating estate planning within a cohesive whole. An agile problem-solver and active listener, Ridge also supports families in their efforts to resolve issues, promote harmony, and enhance communication. He also collaborates with clients’ external tax and legal advisors, as appropriate.
Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2004, Ridge was with The Bank of New York for 12 years, most recently as a Senior Fiduciary Specialist in the Family Wealth Management Division. Ridge received his B.A. in managerial economics and political science from Hampden-Sydney College, and he is a graduate of the American Bankers Association’s National Trust Graduate School and the New York Bankers Association’s Trust and Estate Schools. Ridge holds the Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor (CTFA) designation which is sponsored by the ABA Institute of Certified Bankers. Ridge is a member of Vestry at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, New York, NY and is also member of the New York Bankers Association’s Trust and Investments Division Executive Committee.
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