Brian Riley Joins First Republic

First Republic Bank, July 20, 2015

First Republic Investment Management Appoints Senior Executive

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that Brian Riley, an investment executive with 19 years of experience, has joined First Republic Investment Management as Executive Vice President.

Riley will lead a growing team of investment professionals at First Republic Investment Management, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor that offers customized wealth management solutions to individuals, family offices, companies, and nonprofit organizations. Riley will report to Robert Thornton, President of First Republic Private Wealth Management.

“Brian Riley has significant expertise managing teams of investment professionals,” said Katherine August-deWilde, President of First Republic Bank. “Brian is a proven leader who shares First Republic’s commitment to exceptional client service.”

Prior to joining First Republic, Riley worked for Merrill Lynch for 19 years, most recently as Managing Director of the Pacific West Region of the Private Banking and Investment Group. In that role, he worked with high-net worth clients, as well as private equity and venture capital firms. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Boston University.

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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