Barbara Bruser

Barbara Bruser

Wealth Manager, First Republic Investment Management
Los Angeles

Barbara Bruser is a Senior Managing Director and Wealth Manager at First Republic Investment Management. 

Ms. Bruser joined First Republic in 2010, continuing an investment career that spans more than forty years. Prior to First Republic, Ms. Bruser spent 8 years as Director of Equity Management at City National Asset Management. She began her investment career as a financial analyst at RCM in 1976 where she became a general partner. This was followed by senior positions with Security Pacific, First Interstate Bank/Wells Fargo, and Bank of America. 

Ms. Bruser has been recognized for work as a wealth manager by Barron’s Top Women Advisors (2017, 2018)1, Forbes Best-In-State for Southern California (2018, 2019), and Forbes Top Women (2018)2.

As an active member of the nonprofit community, Ms. Bruser serves on the Board of the Board of Directors of the Merola Opera Program and the Board of Directors of The City of Hope where she chairs the Investment Committee. She previously served on the Board of Trustees for The Archer School for Girls.

Ms. Bruser received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara and her MLS from the University of Western Ontario (Canada). Ms. Bruser is also a CFA® charterholder.

Wealth Management Experience: Since 1976

1The ranking reflects the volume of assets overseen by the advisors and their teams, revenues generated for the firms and the quality of the advisors‘ practices. This ranking does not predict or rate any client’s investment outcomes, nor does it predict any potential investment outcomes. 2Professionals were eligible for this list with ranking determination based on quantitative criteria including individual, as well as team, assets under management and revenue generated; and on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys including service model, investing process, client retention, industry experience and firm nominations. Each advisor was nominated by their respective firm, then vetted and ranked by SHOOK Research.


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