Riva D Schmid

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Riva Drago Schmid is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Greenwich, Connecticut. Riva works with high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families to develop tailored wealth management strategies that seek to address clients' priorities and needs. She recognizes that significant wealth merits a different echelon of service and strategy. Integrating the extensive resources and offerings of the Private Bank, Riva helps clients address gaps in planning while identifying opportunities to help enhance and streamline their financial lives.

Riva takes a holistic approach to wealth management, encompassing investment management, customized credit, trust and estate planning, philanthropy, cash management, and luxury asset acquisition. She has significant experience in helping women and divorcées, and is particularly sensitive to the need for financial education and client dialogue. She has worked with wealth creators from multiple industries, including real estate entrepreneurs and investment professionals. Committed to client well-being, Riva brings a relentless work ethic to client engagements. She spearheads coordinated effort across a team of in-house specialists and is skilled in directing cohesive action. The depth of offerings at the Private Bank, she believes, is a key differentiator for the clients she serves.

Riva has worked in financial services since 1983, taking on increasing leadership roles over the course of her career. Prior to joining Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust), she worked at JP Morgan Chase, where she was a Vice President in the Private Bank and a Small Business Manager. Her experience also includes tenures with Chemical Bank (formerly Chase Manhattan Bank), Citibank, and European American Bank. She earned her B.B.A. from Pace University.

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