October 19, 2011

BNY Mellon Names New Senior Wealth Strategist for Wealth Management Group in California


Miller Brings More than a Decade of Experience in Investment and Wealth Management Services

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, October 19, 2011—BNY Mellon's wealth management business has appointed Justin Miller to the position of senior wealth strategist for investment management. Based in San Francisco, Miller reports to Head of Family Wealth and International Businesses Donald Heberle and will work closely with BNY Mellon teams in California, Washington and Colorado.

Miller, a 12-year veteran in the investment management industry, was a senior vice president and managing director of Wells Fargo Private Bank where he worked with a team of professionals to provide wealth management services to wealthy families, senior corporate executives and closely-held business owners. Before that, Justin practiced as an attorney at Sidley Austin and Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, advising high net worth clients on tax-effective estate and business succession planning, trust law and management and asset preservation.

"Comprehensive wealth management services are central to every growing client relationship, especially as clients navigate an increasingly complex investment environment," Heberle said. "Our ultra-high net worth families, foundations and endowments depend on BNY Mellon's investment expertise. Justin strengthens our team of highly seasoned investment experts serving the needs of high net worth individuals, families and businesses."

Miller was one of several new hires in the past year for the company's expanding presence in San Francisco, said Amy Millman, president of BNY Mellon's Northern California region. "We have steadily grown client assets in the past two years and increased our staff by 20% in the past year alone," she said. "With the addition of Justin we look forward to building on this momentum and continuing to attract and best serve new clients."

Miller received a juris doctor and master of laws in taxation from New York University School of Law and earned a bachelor's degree from University of California at Berkeley. Miller is also a member of the board of directors of the California Bar Foundation and a past member of the board of directors of the Constitutional Rights Foundation.

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 about $170 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 $25.9 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.2 trillion in assets under management, services $11.9 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.6 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Additional information is available at www.bnymellon.com and through Twitter@bnymellon.