July 05, 2012

BNY Mellon Adds a Senior Portfolio Manager to Its Growing Wealth Management Office in DC

Chris Ross Joins Regional Office to Lead Client Relationship Management and Strategy

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, July 5, 2012 — BNY Mellon hired Christopher K. Ross as a senior portfolio manager in the company's Washington wealth management office. Ross, who stepped into his new position last month, will lead client relationships and investment strategy for the DC office and reports to Regional President Susan Traver.

Ross brings more than 18 years of industry experience with 15 years specifically focused on managing investments for wealthy families and institutions. In his previous position with Wells Fargo Private Bank, he was responsible for client investment management, planning and balance sheet management. Prior to that, he served as the Washington branch office manager for Neuberger Berman.

"BNY Mellon has a long tradition of strong client service and Chris exemplifies that commitment to excellence," Traver said. "With his deep industry experience and focus on clients, Chris will be instrumental in helping BNY Mellon Wealth Management maintain the robust client satisfaction and retention rates we've enjoyed for more than a decade," Traver said.

Ross earned a dual bachelor's degree in Economics and History from Salisbury University in Maryland and earned his MBA at the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary, in Virginia.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management is among the nation's leading wealth managers, with more than two centuries of experience in providing investment management, wealth and estate planning, and private banking services to financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, charitable gift programs, and endowments and foundations. It is among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers with $176 billion.in private client assets and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $26.6 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.3 trillion in assets under management, services $11.9 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.4 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Learn more at www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter@BNYMellon.