Bank of the West Retirement & Investment Team Announces the Addition of Vanguard as a Strategist on its Investment Advisory Solutions platform
San Francisco, CA | Mar 31, 2015
Bank of the West’s Retirement & Investment team today announced the addition of the Vanguard ETF Core Series to its Investment Advisory Solutions available to clients through its financial advisors.
“Our advisors provide a consultative, holistic approach to helping clients achieve their investment objectives and life goals, especially related to retirement,” said Dale Niemi, head of the Retirement & Investment team. “The addition of Vanguard to our offering provides additional choice for clients, particularly those seeking the advantages of ETFs within a strategic, globally-diversified investment strategy.”
“We selected Vanguard for its highly-regarded investment management expertise, trusted brand reputation, and low internal expenses for investors,” said Niemi. “The addition of Vanguard complements our existing lineup of investment advisory solutions and delivers on our commitment to providing clients with carefully selected investment choices for their specific situation and needs."
As part of its investment advisory offering, the Retirement & Investment team offers a targeted line-up of fund strategist portfolios (FSPs), including Bank of the West, Envestnet | PMC, and Russell Investments strategies, and more than 300 separately managed accounts (SMAs) through third-party asset managers. In addition to investment advisory solutions, the team provides a broad range of retirement and goal planning services, growth and income investments as well as insurance products.
Vanguard, headquartered in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, is one of the world’s largest investment management companies. Vanguard manages approximately $3 trillion in U.S. mutual fund assets, including more than $434 billion in ETF assets.* The firm offers more than 160 funds to U.S. investors and more than 120 additional funds in non-U.S. markets. For more information, visit vanguard.com.
About Bank of the West Wealth Management:
Retirement & Investment is a team within the bank’s Wealth Management Group, which provides wealth planning, investment management**, personal banking and trust services. The group is part of BNP Paribas’ global wealth management business of more than 6,300 professionals in 30 countries worldwide with over $10 billion*** in assets under management in the United States and €305 billion ($345 billion) in assets under management globally as of December 2014.
About Bank of the West:
Bank of the West is a regional financial services company chartered in California and headquartered in San Francisco with $71.7 billion in assets. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 offices in 22 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, which has a presence in 75 countries with 185,000 employees.
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*All asset figures are as of January 31, 2015.
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