City National Hires J. Peter Barbara to Lead Private Banking in Downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley and South Bay

October 21, 2014

LOS ANGELES – City National Bank announced today that it has appointed J. Peter Barbara to lead private client services in downtown Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley and the South Bay.

Barbara is a senior vice president and manager with more than 25 years of wealth management experience. He was most recently a wealth advisor for Wells Fargo Private Bank in Manhattan Beach, and before that was a director for the high-net-worth group for Citigroup Private Bank in Los Angeles.

In his role, Barbara will lead a group of highly skilled private bankers and advisors who provide advice and services in investment management, customized credit, depository and cash management, estate planning, trust and wealth transfer management, and retirement planning for high-net-worth families, professional services firms and select nonprofit organizations.

“We are extremely pleased that Peter will lead and grow our team in this region. He has a long track record of helping families grow and preserve their wealth with years of experience as an exceptional wealth manager and private banker,” said Gwen Miller, executive vice president of Private Client Services for the Los Angeles region of City National Bank.  “He is a terrific addition to our team.”

Barbara is a graduate of Pace University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He currently serves on the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation as a board member and as a member of the investment committee of the Manhattan Education Foundation Endowment.

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Barbara will be located at the bank’s City National Plaza headquarters at 555 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, CA 90071.  

About City National

City National Corporation (NYSE: CYN) has $30.8 billion in assets.  The company’s wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, provides banking, investment and trust services through 77 offices, including 16 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville and Atlanta.  City National and its investment affiliates manage or administer $65.8 billion in client investment assets, including $47.1 billion under direct management.

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