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Extra SVB Advisors Depart After Financial institution’s Collapse

Extra SVB Advisors Depart After Financial institution’s Collapse


Extra advisors at Silicon Valley Financial institution’s wealth division have departed the agency, following the financial institution’s collapse and subsequent sale to First Residents, in accordance with regulatory filings.

Brandt Heitzman, a personal wealth advisor at SVB Personal, has joined F.L. Putnam Funding Administration, a registered funding advisor, in Rockville, Md., as of Tuesday, in accordance with his IAPD profile. Robert A. Perez, a senior managing director and chief funding strategist at SVB, and John Gunnin, an affiliate at SVB, each left for Cynosure Administration, the RIA arm of an impartial alternate options asset supervisor.

Moreover, Robert James Sollazzo, a vice chairman with SVB Personal, registered with Cerity Companions, becoming a member of various his colleagues who joined the New York-based hybrid RIA with about $62 billion in property final month.

Spokespeople for Cynosure, F.L. Putnam and Cerity couldn’t be reached for remark as of publication.

The transfer by Perez comes a few week after William Woodson and Gary Sica, two former SVB executives, made the transfer to Coral Gables, Fla.-based Cynosure, which was initially reported by Barron’s. Perez joined SVB Wealth on June 1, 2021, in accordance with his IAPD profile. 

Perez’s LinkedIn profile says he has greater than twenty years in asset administration expertise, and is “accountable for world multi-asset class investing throughout each private and non-private markets with an emphasis on various investments.” 

From 2015-2018, he was the chief funding officer at 40 North Administration, a “multi-billion household workplace,” and beforehand labored at Soros Fund Administration and as a vice chairman at Goldman Sachs for 9 years.

Gunnin had been with SVB since October 2022, in accordance with his IAPD profile. He labored as a wealth administration intern for Boston Personal for a number of months in 2021, in accordance with his LinkedIn profile. In 2021, SVB acquired Boston’s Personal’s wealth administration, belief and banking companies, with about $17 billion in shopper property.

Previous to becoming a member of SVB by the acquisition of Boston Personal, Heitzman labored as a senior wealth advisor at Boston Personal for seven years. Heitzman has been within the trade since 2003, with multi-year stints at Rushmore Funding Advisors and Banyan Companions, in accordance with his IAPD profile.

Sollazzo was unregistered for a while, even after a number of of his former workforce members on the previous KLS Skilled Advisors Group landed at Cerity in late March. KLS was beforehand acquired by Boston Personal.

The departures are the most recent within the fallout of SVB’s collapse in early March, when the financial institution tallied large losses when pressured to prematurely promote lower-value securities after depositors fled to extract their money. 

SVB turned the biggest financial institution to break down because the 2008 crash, and its downfall set off a firestorm within the banking trade, with First Republic requiring a $30 billion money injection, Signature Financial institution going underneath, and Credit score Suisse getting acquired by UBS.

In late March, First Residents agreed to purchase SVB, buying about $72 billion at a $16.5 billion low cost, and in doing so turned one of many nation’s 15 largest banks. However regardless of the acquisition, advisors are persevering with to go away. Even First Republic has weathered departures regardless of remaining impartial, together with a $1 billion workforce that left for RBC Wealth Administration this week.

Managing Editor Diana Britton and Reporter Rob Burgess contributed to this report.



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