January 09, 2013

BNY Mellon Appoints Christopher Hohlstein President for Wealth Management's Georgia Region

Hohlstein Assumes Leadership of a Key Regional Market in Southeast U.S.

NEW YORK and ATLANTA, January 9, 2012 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has named Christopher Hohlstein to be regional president for Georgia in BNY Mellon Wealth Management's growing office in Atlanta. Hohlstein, who joined BNY Mellon in December, reports to the president of the Southeast U.S. region, Craig Sutherland. Dana Halberg, chairman of Georgia, will continue in her client service leadership role and help Hohlstein with strategies to build on strong business growth in the state and throughout the Southeast.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Hohlstein served for six years as director, Synovus Family Asset Management where he managed $4 billion in assets for more than 50 families. In the previous seven years, he was director of TB&C Family Office, which was the founding family for Synovus Family Asset Management. In both roles he was responsible for providing a full array of family office services to ultra high-net worth families primarily in Georgia and the greater Southeast.

"Since BNY Mellon entered Atlanta less than 10 years ago, we have grown our assets under management by four fold despite the global financial crisis," Halberg said. "This is a testament to the value we bring to our clients' financial affairs, and is also manifested by our more than 90 percent client satisfaction and retention rates. Chris brings a strong record of achievement and expertise that will further support our high value service to clients and our future growth.”

Hohlstein earned his bachelor's at Duke University, his MBA from Harvard and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He is on the board of the Eaglebrook School, in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and has been on the board of the Boy's and Girl's Club of Columbus (Georgia) and Phenix City (Alabama) since 1993. Additionally, he is on the board of trustees for Columbus State University.

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 nearly $178 billion in private client assets, as of Sept. 30, 2012, and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally. For more information go to www.bnymellonwealthmanagement.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellonWealth.

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. As of Sept. 30, 2012, it has $27.9 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.4 trillion in assets under management, services $11.6 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. Learn more at www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.