Clarke Leaverton, Spencer Strahan Join First Republic

First Republic Bank, November 21, 2013

Highly Respected Investment Team From Merrill Lynch Joins Portland Office

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Clarke Leaverton and Spencer Strahan, two highly experienced financial advisors, have joined First Republic in Portland.

Leaverton and Strahan, who both have more than 30 years of investment experience, have both been named Managing Directors and Investment Consultants. They work for First Republic Private Wealth Management and are located at First Republic’s Portland office at 947 SW Broadway.

First Republic Private Wealth Management provides customized wealth management solutions, including trust, investment management and brokerage services, to high net worth individuals and families, foundations, and endowments. First Republic Private Wealth Management complements First Republic’s comprehensive private banking and business banking capabilities delivered with exceptional client service.

"Clarke Leaverton and Spencer Strahan are world-class investment professionals and strengthen our expanding team of wealth advisors and investment specialists in Portland," said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. "Clarke and Spencer have long track records of success in working with individuals and families whose objective is to grow and preserve wealth across generations."

Prior to First Republic, Leaverton spent his career as an investment advisor at Merrill Lynch, most recently as Senior Vice President. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Mathematics from University of Puget Sound. He is active in Portland community organizations. He was a Board member of Waverly Country Club and is currently a member of the Albertina Kerr Committee.

Prior to First Republic, Strahan also spent his career as an investment advisor at Merrill Lynch and was Senior Vice President. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics from University of Puget Sound. He is active in Portland community organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Portland Golf Club.

About First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC) is a full-service bank specializing in private banking and private business banking. The Bank’s wealth management affiliates offer trust, investment consulting and advisory services. Founded in 1985, First Republic specializes in exceptional, relationship-based service offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Greenwich, Palm Beach and New York City. First Republic offers a complete line of banking products for individuals and businesses, including deposit services, as well as residential, commercial and personal loans. For more information, visit

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