Kenneth F Otstot

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Kenneth Otstot is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor at the Private Bank at Bank of America in Century City. He leads a collaborative team of wealth management professionals to provide comprehensive planning, investment management, strategic credit and concierge banking services to successful individuals and their families, private foundations, nonprofit institutions and multi-family offices.

Kenneth has been with Bank of America since 2001. He started with Banc of America Securities in their managerial program in San Francisco. Kenneth went on to join the Equity Financial Products desk in New York where he worked in the Middle Office for institutional option and equity SWAP traders. He left the Equity Financial Products desk in February 2004 and joined the Private Bank at Bank of America in Los Angeles.

Kenneth graduated cum laude from Clemson University where he earned a B.S. in finance. Kenneth is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional and obtained his certification in 2010. Kenneth has a passion for Sustainable and Responsible Investing and earned the Chartered SRI Counselor™ designation.  Kenneth is the father of three children and is a volunteer for Better Money Habits®.


*Impact investing and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) managers may take into consideration factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities, which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks, depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market. Further, ESG strategies may rely on certain values based criteria to eliminate exposures found in similar strategies or broad market benchmarks, which could also result in relative investment performance deviating.

*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and CFP in the U.S.

*The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. owns the service marks Chartered SRI CounselorSM, CSRIC®, and the CSRIC® logo, and the certification marks Chartered SRI Counselor™, CSRIC®, and the CSRIC™ logo.


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Our Team

Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personal experience.

Note: These team members are a shared resource, involved in your wealth management plan as appropriate and are subject to change

Ilanit (Illy) Akhavan

Private Client Manager


Kalyani R. Chirra

Wealth Strategies Advisor


David L Bigger

Senior Trust Officer


Lisa M Wells

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Brad M Larsen

PWM Market Executive


John W Ostler

Philanthropic Client Director


Key Contacts

Robert W Solomon

Private Bank Senior Associate


Silvia Bors

Private Bank Senior Associate


Let's Have A Conversation

We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future


For more than 200 years, Bank of America Private Bank has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on the Private Bank’s personalized approach, as well as the resources of Bank of America, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.

At Bank of America Private Bank, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.