Fernando Soto is a Managing Director and Head of Private Banking Chicago at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH). He brings a client-first mentality in leading a team of more than 20 professionals who advise founders, private business owners, ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWI), and family offices on complex matters related to investing, wealth planning, philanthropy, family business governance and corporate advisory. Him and his team oversee more than $5 billion in assets, offering the strength of their deep and collective knowledge to advise clients on private and public investments, fixed income management, corporate advisory, and complex estate and charitable planning. Fernando sits on BBH’s Private Banking Sustainability Committee as well as the Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Outside of BBH, Fernando serves as a board member of Help Peru, a New York-based charity that supports charitable organizations that help underprivileged Peruvians, The International Foundation (TIF), a Foundation that supports thousands of US-based 501 (c)3 organizations around the world, and American Friends of Waterford, a foundation that supports educational initiatives in Southern Africa.

He received his B.A. from Syracuse University and an MBA from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business.

Fernando was named 2021 American Bankers Association (ABA) 40 under 40 at age 31.