Richard Grande, Alphonse Antonitis Join First Republic

First Republic Bank, February 20, 2014

Highly Respected Investment Team From Morgan Stanley Joins Boston Office

First Republic Bank, a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Richard Grande and Alphonse Antonitis, two highly experienced financial advisors, have joined First Republic in Boston.

Grande and Antonitis, who combined have more than 60 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 Boston office at 160 Federal Street.

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. 

“Richard Grande and Alphonse Antonitis are highly regarded investment professionals in Boston and strengthen our expanding team of wealth advisors and investment specialists in the region,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President and Chief Operating Officer of First Republic Bank. “Al and Dick have long track records of success in helping individuals and families grow and preserve wealth across generations.”

Grande has 35 years of investment experience and most recently was Senior Vice President and Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Industrial Management and a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Massachusetts. Grande is active in Boston community organizations. He currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless and is President of the Board of Trustees for 100 Southern Artery, a facility for the elderly.

Antonitis, a Certified Financial Planner, has 27 years of investment experience and most recently was First Vice President and Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry and Computer Science from Boston University. Antonitis is also active in Boston community organizations. He is currently a board member of the Boston Area Youth Soccer League and was on the Board of Visitors for the Fenn School in Concord.

About First Republic Bank

Founded in 1985, First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. Services are offered through preferred banking or wealth management offices primarily in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Newport Beach, San Diego, Portland, Boston, Palm Beach, Greenwich, 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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