Laurance (Thornton) T Phister

Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Thornton Phister is a Vice President and Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management where he leads a team of specialists who support the wealth management needs of high net worth individuals and families. In a coordinated approach, he provides clients with access to the broad array of resources of the U.S. Trust® fiduciary platform. Among the clients that Thornton serves are business owners, real estate investors and professional athletes. He and the team help manage various liquidity, investment and credit needs.



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For more than 200 years, Bank of America Private Bank (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.