Michael J Santo

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager

Professional Profile

Michael J. Santo is a Managing Director and a Portfolio Manager at Bank of America Private Bank in New York, New York. In this role, he is responsible for creating and maintaining personalized investment strategies utilizing a broad range of wealth management services including investment planning and wealth strategy. This includes assisting clients with establishing goals and objectives, working towards developing an appropriate overall strategy, formulating and implementing potential solutions, and conducting periodic reviews to help clients monitor progress toward reaching the initial goals and strategies set forth. In addition, he supports clients in navigating through changing market environments to provide traditional guidance in the areas of asset allocation, tax-minimization, retirement, and multi- generational strategies from risk-based approaches to banking and lending needs. Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust), he served as an Assistant Vice President at Prudential Equity Group in Equity Research Sales covering NY & NJ based Institutional, Mutual, and Hedge fund accounts.

Michael J. Santo obtained a BA with a major in economics from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and an MBA in finance from Fordham University Graduate School of Business. Michael also graduated from the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey.

Michael is a member of the Fordham Finance Society and an active member of Building Bridges Worldwide, a not-for-profit organization committed to helping disadvantaged communities both domestically and abroad through a network of volunteers. Michael is also an active member of the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund.

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