Leo Grohowski is chief investment officer of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. He leads all investment strategy and investment management functions for the wealth management organization, and is chairman of the Investment Policy Committee. Leo also is a member of BNY Mellon's Operating Committee, Benefits Investment Committee, Investment Ethics Council and the Compliance, Ethics & Conflicts Committee.
Leo joined BNY Mellon in 2007 and has more than 30 years of industry experience. Previously, he was with US Trust, Bank of America, where he was chief investment officer, responsible for investment solutions and the end-to-end investment process, including portfolio management and investment strategy for Private Wealth Management clients. Prior to his role at US Trust, he was the chief investment officer for Deutsche Bank in the Americas, overseeing more than $250 billion in assets. From 1999 to 2002, Leo was chief investment officer of Deutsche Bank Private Banking, serving as chairman of the Global Markets Strategy Committee and Domestic Investment Strategy group, and head of Investment Products and Services for the DB Alex Brown unit. In 1996, Leo joined Bankers Trust where he served as a senior trust investment officer of the Private Bank and head of the U.S. Investment Strategy group. He was with HSBC Asset Management from 1988 to 1996 and was named chief investment officer in 1993, after heading the U.S. Equities group from 1988 to 1993.
Leo received a bachelor's degree in economics from Drew University and a master of business administration from New York University's Stern School of Business. He serves as president for Mellon Hedge Fund Advisors, LLC. He also has served on the Board of Trustees at Drew University for 12 years and chaired their Investment Committee.