Senior Vice President, Private Client Advisor

Professional Profile

Michael Sclafani is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, based in Hartford, Connecticut. He leads a team of advisors that work closely with wealthy individuals, business owners, non-profit institutions and trust relationships.

Mike works to ensure that the deep resources of U.S. Trust are matched to the clients’ needs. This is delivered through a team of Wealth Strategists, Trust Officers, Portfolio Managers, Relationship Managers and other specialists. Mike and his team advise on such things as: investments, pre- and post-transaction planning, wealth transfer and philanthropic initiatives.

Mike brings over 30 years of experience in helping clients achieve success for themselves, their families, and businesses. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, Mike held positions as Vice President and Branch Manager at Fidelity Investments, Principal at State Street Global Advisors Private Asset Management, and Vice President of Trust and Wealth Management at Union Savings Bank, where he was instrumental in directing the many aspects of affluent client relationships.

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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Ann M. McGowan

Private Client Manager


Edward D. Abdelnour

Wealth Strategies Advisor


Carlos M Pita

Senior Trust Officer


Raymond Briggs Payer

Portfolio Manager


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.