Dr. David Ho is one of the world’s top virologists. He received the Presidential Citizens Medal in 2001 and was named Time magazine’s 1996 Person of the Year for his groundbreaking work in treating HIV. As a lead researcher working on COVID-19 vaccines, Dr. Ho remains on the front lines, educating and protecting the world from another viral threat. With global demands on his time, Dr. Ho came to First Republic seeking a hands-on financial partner that could help him stay focused on his priorities. When he made the switch to First Republic, he was pleasantly surprised to find all his accounts — including his automated payments and preferences — were seamlessly transferred from his previous bank. For Dr. Ho, having a banker who can say “we’ll take care of that for you” makes all the difference.