Chief Investment Officer
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
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 is also a member of BNY Mellon’s Operating Committee, Benefits Investment Committee, Investment Ethics Council, and the Compliance, Ethics & Conflicts Committee. The Operating Committee, comprised of the firm’s top executives, executes strategies and implements policies. The Benefits Investment Committee oversees the bank’s pension and 401(k) plans.
Leo joined BNY Mellon in 2007 and has more than 25 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, Mr. Grohowski 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, Mr. Grohowski 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. After heading the U.S. Equities group from 1988 to 1993, he was named Chief Investment Officer in 1993.
Leo earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Drew University and a master’s of business administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He serves as president for Mellon Hedge Fund Advisors, LLC. He has also served on the Board of Trustees at Drew University for 12 years and chaired their Investment Committee.