Sanyu Banks

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Sanyu Banks is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Los Angeles, California. Taking a team-based approach, Sanyu leverages the fiduciary platform of the Private Bank to help high-net-worth individuals and families design and implement tailored strategies in line with their goals, preferences, and priorities. She draws on 20 years of experience in credit and lending to support clients in making informed decisions about the structure and administration of their long-term banking and customized lending needs.

Sanyu takes great satisfaction in getting to know her clients and understanding what is important to them and their families to help address their distinctive priorities. She relishes the opportunity to connect them to best practices in wealth management and support them in their efforts to grow, preserve and transfer their wealth effectively. 

Sanyu joined Bank of America Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2019 with deep experience in the mortgage, lending, and banking industries. She earned her B.S in finance from Cal Poly University in Pomona and her M.B.A. in financial planning from Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California.

With a deep focus on the needs of women and children in her community, Sanyu volunteers her time with a variety of organizations, including Habitat For Humanity, the Boys and Girls Club, Ability Fest, 24th Annual Rod Carew Children’s Cancer Golf Classic, Salvation Army, Project Gratitude, Red Cross Blood Drives, Special Olympics Ventura, Dodgers RBI, Ability First, Better Money Habits, Midnight Mission, Cinderella & Prince Charming Project - A Place Called Home, Junior Achievement, and Los Angeles Family Housing.


  • English


  • California Lutheran University
  • California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

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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.