Michelle Betance Fries

Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager

U.S. Trust Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sponsor: U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management
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Michelle B. Fries is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Manager in the Chicago office of U.S. Trust. She works closely with high net worth clients to develop tailored wealth management strategies that reflect their personal priorities. Michelle is skilled in helping families resolve the financial complexity that can accompany a significant estate. Working in concert with a client’s Private Client Advisor and other U.S. Trust® specialists, Michelle addresses a range of needs: investment management, trust and estate planning services, customized credit and lending, luxury good acquisition, and philanthropy.

Michelle serves as an advisor Bank of America’s Hispanic Organization Latino Association (HOLA), served on Bank of America’s Global Commercial Bank Diversity and Inclusion Council, served on Bank of America’s Commercial Real Estate Banking Executive Council and recipient of the Bank of America Global Diversity and Inclusion Recognition Award.

Michelle earned her B.S. in Finance from Benedictine University. She volunteers with Special Olympics and Israel Idonije Foundation, and enjoys travelling, going to Lyric Opera, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and attending concerts at Pritzker Pavilion.