Michael T. Fantasia

Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Michael Fantasia is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, in Chicago. Mike leads the design and development of tailored wealth strategies for high net worth individuals, families and institutions. As the key point of client contact, he orchestrates detailed initiatives designed to address each client’s short- and longterm financial goals, integrating the knowledge and insight of a locally-based team of specialists. Closely attuned to each client’s unique priorities, Mike directs a multi-faceted approach that encompasses investment management, trust and estate planning services, banking and lending, business succession and philanthropy. 

Mike begins each relationship with in-depth discovery. He seeks to delineate a client’s financial concerns and aspirations, designing a framework to tackle objectives with precision and care. Relentless in his pursuit of client well-being, he is skilled in leveraging the expansive capabilities of the broader organization to deliver unified tactics and strategies. Mike has particular depth addressing the needs of business owners and financial services professionals, such as hedge fund principals, private equity partners and traders. He works in concert with a client’s professional network of attorneys and accountants, as appropriate, to promote clear communication and effective collaboration.

Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Mike spent six years with J.P. Morgan Private Bank in Chicago, where he served as an Associate Banker. He began his financial services career in 2009 at Northern Trust, where he was a Fiduciary Analyst. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Mike lives in Chicago and is an active supporter of Ronald McDonald Charity Houses, St. Baldrick’s Foundation and PAWS animal shelter.

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EXTENSIVE REACH, INNOVATION AND A LEGACY OF TRUST

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.