Ayten Banu Asik Elizondo

Vice President, Private Client Associate

Professional Profile

A Vice President and Private Client Associate with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, Banu Asik Elizondo has over fifteen years of experience financial securities business. In her role, Banu takes a holistic approach of the client’s needs and provides them with access to the vast resources of U.S. Trust in order to help plan and execute a customized strategy. Banu seeks to provide a boutique service standard tailoring plans to help meet clients' immediate needs as well as helping them build their legacy for future generations.

Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Bank of America in October of 2017, Banu was a Senior Portfolio Manager responsible for emerging markets sovereign debt portfolios at Invesco Advisers and ING Investment Management US (now called VOYA Financial). She also served as a mutual fund manager in respective asset classes for both firms, and was often quoted as a thought leader in several financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Bloomberg. Prior to assuming responsibilities as a Portfolio Manager in 2011, Banu was a Senior Credit Analyst covering infrastructure investments for ING Investment Management US’ high yield/ distressed debt group. Banu started her career as a sell-side credit analyst at Wachovia Securities (now called Wells Fargo Securities) covering telecom, cable and media sectors for high yield and investment grade fixed income teams.

Banu holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Duke University and is fluent in Turkish, French and English and proficient in Italian.

Banu serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors at Callanwolde Fine Arts center in Atlanta, whose mission is to preserve the historic Candler Estate and offer fine arts and outreach to the community. She continues to be an active member of the Duke community as a member of the Duke Annual Fund Advisory Board and as a member of Duke Women's Impact Network (WIN). Banu is a passionate supporter of pediatric and adult cancer research through her involvement with Ian’s Friends Foundation, and Duke Cancer Research Center. Banu also loves to volunteer at Pace Academy in Atlanta, where she serves on the board of Pace Arts Alliance.


Our Team

Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personal experience.

Note: These team members are a shared resource, involved in your wealth management plan as appropriate and are subject to change

Brockton (Brock) L Patterson

Private Client Manager


Billy (Bill) C Hamlet

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Michael Allen Pond

Senior Trust Officer


Let's Have A Conversation

We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future


You don’t define your wealth by numbers alone, but also by the opportunities it provides. For more than 200 years, U.S. Trust has helped clients navigate the complex challenges of managing significant wealth. We draw on U.S. Trust’s personalized approach and private banking services, as well as the resources of Bank of America Corporation, to help individuals and families, businesses, and institutions achieve their financial objectives. Whether you’re looking to preserve and share wealth, build philanthropic legacies or plan for future growth, our commitment is to make your goals our priority.

At U.S. Trust, we take pride in our history and in serving our clients’ best interests. We also value the continual pursuit of innovation in a constantly transforming world. We apply this perspective to help our clients anticipate and respond to evolving markets, changing environments and the growing complexities of the financial landscape. Mindful of the past, our focus is on providing today’s clients with disciplined financial strategies and a bridge across generations.