Ilanit (Illy) Akhavan

Senior Vice President, Private Client Manager

Professional Profile

Illy Akhavan is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager at Bank of America Private Bank, based in Los Angeles, California. Illy works closely with high-net-worth individuals and families, focusing on business owners, professionals and real estate developers. As their primary point of contact, she connects them with resources in multiple disciplines throughout the Private Bank. Illy provides access to a team of specialists who can offer a wide range of wealth management offerings. These may include investment management and wealth structuring strategies, trust and estate planning services, and strategic banking and credit solutions.

Illy has over 16 years of experience in asset management for private bank clients. Prior to rejoining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2019, she was an associate wealth manager in the portfolio management group at BNY Mellon Private Wealth Management. She started her financial career on the portfolio management team at U.S. Trust in 2003.

Illy graduated from California State University, Long Beach, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She earned her MBA degree at California State University, Dominguez Hills

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