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.
Thomas Van Spankeren
Vice President, Portfolio Manager
Thomas Van Spankeren is a Portfolio Manager with Bank of America Private Bank in Chicago, Illinois. Thomas works with individuals, families, and institutions to design and implement customized investment portfolios that align with their unique objectives and risk tolerance. He offers an in-depth knowledge of multiple asset classes and instruments, providing him with an extensive range of capabilities to pursue client aims. A skilled communicator, Thomas is able to articulate the nuances and simplify the complexities of varied investment offerings, helping clients make informed decisions about the direction and implementation of their investments. He enjoys developing lasting relationships with clients, growing with them as their priorities evolve and engaging with the next generation of client families.
Thomas works in concert with other specialists at the Private Bank to uncover efficiencies in multiple areas, refining his investment approach within the context of a client’s credit and banking needs, wealth transfer intentions, and philanthropic goals. A student of the market, he brings energy and enthusiasm to his work, eager to connect clients to research insights and opportunities at their disposal. Thomas also prides himself on serving as a proactive resource during periods of market volatility, helping clients avoid emotional decision-making and grounding their approach in a disciplined process and long-term perspective.
Thomas joined the Private Bank (formerly U.S. Trust) in 2017. Previously, he served as a Senior Associate with Duff & Phelps in Chicago, where he specialized in valuation services. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Additionally, Thomas is a CFA® charterholder.
Thomas lives in Chicago and is a member of the CFA® Society. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors. He is also an avid reader, particularly on financial markets and 20th century American history.
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