August 09, 2012
--- Drew Brahos and Bruce Wetter joined Bank of the West's
Investment Advisory and Management team in the Wealth Management Group. ---
Brahos will fill the role of market strategist and senior
portfolio manager, and Wetter will be a senior portfolio manager.
In his additional role as market strategist for the Wealth
Management Group's Investment Advisory and Management team, Brahos will
provide intellectual leadership related to changes and trends in the economy
and the impact on the team's portfolio allocation strategies. Brahos will
provide analysis from which decisions can be made to enhance the investment
portfolios within the Wealth Management Group.
"As accomplished investment professionals, Drew and
Bruce bring a depth of expertise that will be a strong asset for our clients as
we work with them to manage their portfolios," said Don Silva, head of
Investment Advisory & Management for Bank of the West's Wealth Management
Group. "We're pleased Drew and Bruce chose to join our expanding team and
look forward to continuing our development as a key part of the growth of the
bank's overall Wealth Management business."
Brahos, who will be based in Newport Beach, joins Bank of
the West from Santa Barbara Bank & Trust as senior portfolio manager where
he managed the Value Stock Fund and Growth Stock Fund Common Trust Funds. Brahos
has also served as senior economist with Bank of America focusing on
international equity strategy, asset allocation, and fixed income strategy.
Brahos earned his master’s in business administration in
finance from University of Notre Dame and his master's degree in teaching
mathematics from Duke University. He earned his bachelor's in mathematics from