John Adam Alexander

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

John Alexander is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in New York, New York. John works closely with individuals, families, and nonprofit institutions, and has particular depth advising wealth creators. Forward thinking, he supports clients in anticipating key decision points in their lives and legacies so that they can grow, preserve, and transfer their wealth more effectively.

John leads a team of Private Bank and Family Office specialists who work in concert to identify possible efficiencies in investment management, trust and estate planning services, banking and lending, pre- and post-liquidity event planning, wealth strategy, and philanthropy, as well as designing and running Family Offices. Closely attuned to the distinctive priorities and dynamics of each family, he offers the knowledge and insight he has gained from advising a highly accomplished clientele.

John draws on more than three decades of leadership experience in private banking and investment management across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, overseeing operations from Minneapolis to Milan, Miami to Singapore. Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank, he was a Wealth Advisor with Key Private Bank. He also served as Head of Global Investment Management with Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in Geneva, Switzerland, and New York. Previously, John was CEO of Lloyds Bank Private Bank Switzerland. He earned his B.A. with Honors from Worcester College, Oxford University. Fluent in Spanish and French, he also has a working knowledge of Russian. John holds the Certified Exit Planning Advisor designation as well as a New York State Life Insurance license.

John serves as Executive Director of the Piermont Straus Foundation, a capacity builder for nonprofit organizations in the arts, history and environment.

John and his wife, Laura Straus, live in Rockland County, New York.


  • Worcester College, Oxford University, Oxford, England


  • Piermont Straus Foundation Inc.

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