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Private Client Advisor- Wealth Management Group




United States-California-San Francisco

Job function

Advisory Services



What sets Bank of the West apart from other banks is our team members–they embody the optimistic spirit of the West. There is a spirit here that drives us to do more. Our team of more than 10,000 employees is vital to the success of our Bank. They reflect our modern western values—straightforward, entrepreneurial and optimistic. We seek to create a corporate culture that fosters and rewards excellence, encourages creative thinking and respects diversity – an environment where team members are engaged, supportive of one another and enthusiastic about serving our customers. Bank of the West offers the stability of a company that has a 135 year history and is part of BNP Paribas, a European leader in global banking and financial services and one of the 6 strongest banks in the world. We offer opportunities across our diverse business lines- Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking, and Wealth Management.


Position Summary:

The Private Client Advisor is the first initial point of contact and the primary contact to Bank of the West's highest income/net worth clients’ portfolio. The Private Client Advisor is responsible for managing a portfolio of clients; maximizing client engagement by assessing, understanding, and identifying clients banking needs and providing or arranging a wide array of wealth advice.  Private Client Advisors are responsible for the Bank's highest-value Wealth Management clients.


Position Accountabilities:

  • Acts as the main point of contact for high end net worth clients for Wealth Management.
  • Demonstrates strong business development skills by acquiring profitable client relationships with high income / net worth clients of Wealth Management.
  • Responsible for identifying client needs and ensuring needs are met by utilizing Investments, Insurance, Daily Banking, Credit or Other relevant products, in connections with client's tax, legal, and estate planning professionals.
  • Expands client portfolio through referrals to Trust Officers, Portfolio Managers, BWIS Representatives, Real Estate, Tax and Estate Officers.
  • Responsible for following up to ensure all banking series provided to clients exceed their expectations.
  • Expands and builds relationship with clients by proactively monitoring client's portfolio.
  • Provides clients a high level of consultative financial advice by using the full range of banking products and services designed for the affluent/high-end  private customer needs.
  • Ensures documentation is up to date and complete.
  • Maintaining excellent and effective Client Relationships.
  • Maintaining and continuing required licence(s)

Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or related field
  • Master’s/Advanced Degree in Business Administration or Finance Preferred
  • Required license(s) or certification(s) FINRA Series 7, 63, and 65 (or Series 66 in place of Series 63 & 65) and state insurance license.


Required Experience:

  • 7 + years of consumer and/or commercial credit decision making experience.  
  • 7+ years in Private Banking lending, sales and services, and portfolio management.  
  • Currently managing a portfolio of high end net worth clients.


Field of Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of financial products and services for the high end net worth individual market
  • Strong knowledge of consumer lending; credit, documentation and portfolio management
  • Strong knowledge of brokerage and investment products
  • Intermediate software application experience


Bank of the West is an Equal Opportunity employer and proud to provide equal employment opportunity to all job seekers without regard to any status protected by applicable law.   Bank of the West is also an Affirmative Action employer - Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran.


Bank of the West will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance subject to the requirements of all state and federal laws and regulations.