Dega A Nalayeh

Managing Director - US Trust, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Dega Nalayeh is a Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. She advises high net worth and ultra high net worth clients in Greater Los Angeles. Dega began her career with Bank of America over 17 years ago, where she started in the Consumer Bank and quickly assumed higher responsibility. Dega joined the Bank of America’s Private Bank in 2006 and under her leadership, along with her partner Avi Cohen, she oversees more than $3.7 billion of [client] assets under management as of August of 2017.

Dega works with clients and their families to design and implement personalized plans aimed at preserving net worth, enhancing income and setting long-term investment strategies. Dega proactively listens to clients and seeks to understand and appreciate their uniqueness in order to help them pursue their specific goals and to help ease their concerns around wealth. Dega and her team of seasoned specialists provide clients with access to the broad array of capabilities of U.S. Trust in support of an integrated wealth management plan tailored to their needs. Dega draws on her vast experience to serve clients with investment guidance, concentrated asset management, asset allocation and preservation, trust and estate planning, philanthropy, liability management, as well as comprehensive cash flow management.

Dega is a strong believer in the financial education and empowerment of clients' children and of generations that follow. She actively volunteers and mentors women and primary school children about financial awareness within their communities.

Dega received her Bachelor’s Degree with Honors from York University in Toronto, Canada, where she majored in Applied Mathematics and Physics.  She also attended the Wharton School for Executive Education. 

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

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Cheryl A Stewart

Private Client Manager


Key Contacts

Taire (Birdie) Hanson


Miesha R Carter


Daniela Mendez


Alison S. Kim


Melacknesh Belay Igwe


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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.