René Henriksen Joins First Republic

First Republic, January 26, 2016

Former UBS Portfolio Manager Joins Expanding Team in Southern California

First Republic Bank (NYSE:FRC), a leading private bank and wealth management company, today announced that René Henriksen has joined First Republic as Managing Director and Portfolio Manager in Century City.

Henriksen has 19 years of experience developing comprehensive wealth management solutions for high net worth individuals, families and endowments.  He is located in First Republic’s private banking and wealth management office at 1888 Century Park East in Century City.

“René Henriksen is a very accomplished investment professional and a terrific addition to our growing team of portfolio managers in Southern California,” said Bob Thornton, President of First Republic Private Wealth Management. “René shares First Republic’s commitment to providing exceptional service and objective advice, along with a full range of solutions to clients.”

Prior to First Republic, Henriksen worked for UBS in Century City, where he was a Senior Vice President.  Prior to joining UBS in 2009, Henriksen worked for Deutsche Bank and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.  He began his career as a US Naval Officer. Henriksen received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Drexel University, and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Henriksen is the most recent investment professional to join First Republic Private Wealth Management. In the past seven months, nine highly experienced advisor teams have joined First Republic, and on October 1, First Republic completed the acquisition of Constellation Wealth Advisors.

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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