Edward J. Finley II

J. Finley II
Managing Director and Private Banker,
Deutsche Bank


Ed Finley is a Managing Director and Private Banker in Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management's New York office. In this capacity, he provides ultra-high net-worth clients with comprehensive wealth management solutions.
Mr. Finley has over 20 years of wealth management experience. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank in 2012, he was a Managing Director and Senior Private Banker at JPMorgan Private Bank, where he provided wealth management solutions to families, individuals and not-for-profit organizations. He was formerly a senior wealth advisor in Latin America, most recently covering Brazil, where he specialized in developing strategies for holding, managing and transferring wealth tax efficiently and across generations. Mr. Finley also has expertise in cross-border estate planning and wealth planning for closely-held businesses and non-marital couples. He has also advised many charitable foundations and NGOs on their international philanthropic activities.
Prior to his tenure at JPMorgan, Mr. Finley practiced law with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and Kirkland & Ellis, where he focused on U.S. and international trust and estate planning, in addition to not-for-profit organizations. He also practiced law with Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass, LLP, where he advised families on wealth planning and estate administration.
Mr. Finley is a frequent lecturer and author on wealth management issues and is on the editorial board of Trusts & Estates magazine. He holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He lives in New York City with his husband and 2 children. 

Time to Bounce Back? 
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Building Portfolios Inside PPVAs and PPLI 
Andrew N. King & Edward J. Finley II discuss some useful metrics for evaluating your clients' private placement portfolios
An Advisor’s Guide to Frozen Cash Value Life Insurance 
Mike Cohn & Edward J. Finley II discuss a new type of private placement product
Socially Responsible Investing 
Edward J. Finley II & Andrew N. King discuss how socially responsible investing can be beneficial for your wallet and your soul
Uncertainty Continues to Reign Supreme 
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Private Placement Variable Annuities 
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Private Equity 
Edward J. Finley II discusses the merits of private equity investments for trusts and families in the current market
Review by: Edward J. Finley II 
AUTHOR: John H. Langbein, Sterling Professor of Law and Legal History, Yale Law School, New Haven, Conn. Article : “Burn the Rembrandt? Trust Law’s Limits on the Settlor’s Power to Direct Investments,” 90 B.U. L. Rev. 375 (2010) View PDF of article. In ...
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