Northern Trust has appointed W. Brett Rees head of wealth management in the Mid-Atlantic region. He will be based at Northern Trust’s Washington D.C. office.
Rees will lead a staff of financial services professionals, including portfolio managers, bankers, trust advisors and wealth strategists, overseeing business in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware. He will also lead the company’s foundation and institutional advisory services on the East Coast, which provides investment solutions to small and medium-sized foundations and non-profit organizations. He will report to Dave Blowers, executive vice president and head of the East region for Northern Trust who is based in New York.
With over 22 years of experience in the financial services industry, Rees has spent 16 years at Northern Trust in roles dedicated to developing comprehensive, customized and innovative financial solutions. He most recently spent six years as national sales director for wealth management. Prior to joining Northern Trust, he held a variety of wealth management and commercial banking positions at Bank of America, Bank of Boston and Wachovia. -Business Wire