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Abel Montañez

Executive Vice President
City National Bank

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Abel Montañez is executive vice president of Private Banking & Wealth Management, which is part of the Entertainment group at City National Bank. In this role, he leads the comprehensive set of wealth management teams at City National, including City National Rochdale, City National Securities, trust and estate services, and client advisory and services. He is a member of the company’s Senior Management Team.

Abel has more than 20 years of experience in private wealth management. He joined City National in June 2021 from Wells Fargo Private Bank, where he oversaw the Los Angeles market as regional managing director. Abel joined Wells Fargo in 2007 as a wealth advisor. During his 14 years at the bank, he was consistently recognized as one of the top advisors in the company. Prior to Wells Fargo, Abel worked at Citi Private Bank, where he co-led a team of advisors focused primarily on ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families.

Abel was named a “Banking and Finance Visionary” by Los Angeles Times B2B Publishing in 2023.

Abel is active in the community. He serves on the board of directors for Foothill Family Services, a nonprofit organization serving at-risk children and families in Southern California. He also serves on the corporate advisory board for the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California (USC).

Abel received his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in finance from the Marshall School of Business at USC. As an undergrad, he was a member of the Trojan baseball team that won four consecutive conference titles and a Division I national championship.

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