Denise Kenny

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Denise Kenny is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management in Chicago.  Denise leads a team of locally-based specialists who help design and implement integrated strategies in investment management, trust and estate planning services, family office services, banking and lending, and philanthropy.  As the primary relationship manager, Denise is closely attuned to a client's immediate needs and long-term goals.  She orchestrates detailed initiatives that seek to capitalize on the expansive offerings of U.S. Trust, sensitive to each client's unique circumstances, values, and priorities. 

Diligent and hard-working, Denise pursues the strategies and offerings designed to help meet a client's obfectives.  She works with a select group of individuals, families, and institutions, serving as a guide and resource to assist with critical decisions in clients' financial lives.  She has particular experience with helping to address the needs of small-to-midsize institutions, family offices, and senior executives in asset and investment management.

Denise applies the insight and experience she has gained from an extensive financial services career.  Prior to joining U.S. Trust, she spent eighteen years in institutional investment management advisory.  She served as Director of Institutional Fixed Income Sales & Trading for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Chicago and as a Director of Citigroup, also in Chicago.  Denise earned her M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and her B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing, from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Denise serves on the University of Illinois College of Business Alumni Board, and sits on panels at both Kellogg and UofI.  Denise is also a board member for the Chicago Finance Exchange, a community of women leaders in finance. 

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