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BNY Mellon Wealth Management appoints Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Head of Equities


BNY Mellon Wealth Management has appointed Sinead Colton Grant as Deputy Chief Investment Officer and Head of Equities. In this newly created role within the Investments Group, she will report directly to BNY Mellon Wealth Management Chief Investment Officer Leo Grohowski and will oversee the Large Cap US Equity, Equity Trading, and Capital Markets Advisory groups.

Sinead joins BNY Mellon Wealth Management from Mellon Investments Corporation (Mellon), a BNY Mellon investment firm where she has worked since 2012. Most recently, she had been the Head of Global Investment and Product Strategy for Mellon, with responsibility for driving the firm’s global product roadmap and design, as well as setting the strategic direction for a global team of investment strategists. 

Prior to joining Mellon, Sinead served as Managing Director of Investment Strategy on the Multi-Asset Client Solutions team at BlackRock and Barclays Global Investors. Before that she was a founding partner and Head of Portfolio Management at Lee Overlay Partners—an investment boutique focused on active currency management—and was an active currency portfolio manager for several years at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in London.

“Sinead’s expertise with multi-asset solutions and setting global product strategy will further support the expansion of our investment capabilities,” Grohowski says. “Sinead’s prior roles at some of the largest and most well-respected global asset management firms make her a valuable addition to the Wealth Management team as we look to support our Active Wealth framework.”

Sinead received a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) degree from Dublin City University, Ireland and a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Finance from London Business School. She was honoured as one of the Irish America Wall Street 50 in 2018 and 2019, which recognises the contributions of Irish American and Irish-born leaders in the financial industry.

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