Welcome to Family Wealth Advisors

Family Wealth Advisors was created to serve the specialized needs of affluent individuals, families, family offices, foundation and nonprofits—integrating the local knowledge and service excellence of Bank of the West and its Wealth Management Group with the global access and capabilities of its parent company, BNP Paribas.

The result is a unique offering with a vast array of global + local capabilities backed by a strategic advisory approach that drives every aspect of what we do—creating a world of possibilities for our clients—today, tomorrow, and for generations to come.

Our values impact everything we do

Uncompromising Integrity

Our heritage, founded on fiduciary responsibility and trust, empowers us to act as an advocate for our clients. We strive to deliver objective guidance in pursuing our clients' goals, managing risks, and providing investment and fee transparency.

Passion for Excellence

From one generation to the next, we always put our clients’ needs first. Our talented team of seasoned professionals focuses on delivering an exceptional standard of excellence that strives to exceed clients' expectations.

Integrated Approach

Our team works to simplify the lives of today's successful families by delivering wealth advisory solutions that work in harmony. Our specialists partner with clients and their advisors to understand the complexities of their unique situation and develop customized solutions that work together to achieve their goals.

Empowerment through Knowledge

Thoughtful communications, ongoing education, and state-of-the art reporting allow our clients to make better decisions for their families, focus on their life passions, and create a legacy for future generations.


Family Wealth Advisors has received a wide range of industry awards, including:

  • Best Newcomer by Private Asset Management
  • Outstanding Contribution award for Head of Family Wealth Advisors Stephen E. Prostano by Private Asset Management
  • Best Multi-Family Office, Client Initiative by Family Wealth Report and Leading Individual award for Head of Family Wealth Advisors, Stephen E. Prostano, by Family Wealth Report
Thought Leaders Council PAM Awards 2017 Family Wealth Report Awards 2017
Leading individual award Private Asset Management Awards 2018 Winner Family Wealth Counseling 2018 winner

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