SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Arif Ahmed has joined First Republic Investment Management as Managing Director and Wealth Manager.
Ahmed, who has 21 years of wealth management experience, will provide investment management, retirement planning, investment consulting and other wealth management services to individuals, families, nonprofits, and private family foundations.
“Arif Ahmed is a highly successful wealth manager with a long history of helping individuals, families and foundations accomplish their goals,” said Bob Thornton, President of First Republic Private Wealth Management. “Arif is committed to First Republic’s unique brand of exceptional client service and is an outstanding addition to our growing team of wealth managers.”
Prior to First Republic, Ahmed worked for Merrill Lynch for 21 years and was Managing Director and part of the firm’s Private Wealth Management team. At Merrill, Ahmed served high net worth clients, endowments, foundations and family offices. Ahmed and his colleagues delivered a wide range of sophsiticated wealth management strategies, including estate planning, managing concentrated stock positions, cash flow modeling and family governance. Ahmed is involved with various Catholic charities and SOME (So Others Might Eat), a nonprofit organization seeking to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.
About First Republic Bank
Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service and offers a complete line of products, including residential, commercial and personal loans, deposit services, and wealth management. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach and San Diego, California; Portland, Oregon; Boston, Massachusetts; Palm Beach, Florida; Greenwich, Connecticut; New York, New York; and Jackson, Wyoming. First Republic is a constituent of the S&P 500 Index and KBW Nasdaq Bank Index. For more information, visit firstrepublic.com.