In his new role, Hohlstein will oversee the Atlanta team and play a leading role in providing service to existing clients and attracting new ones, the firm said in an e-mail.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Hohlstein served for six years as director of Synovus Family Asset Management, where he managed $4 billion in assets for more than 50 families. Prior to that, he was director of TB&C Family Office, which was the founding family for Synovus Family Asset Management. In both roles he was responsible for providing family office services to ultra-high-net-worth families primarily in Georgia and the greater Southeast, according to BNY Mellon.
“Chris brings a strong record of achievement and expertise that will further support our high-value service to clients and our future growth,” Dana Halberg, chairman of the firm’s Georgia regional market, said in a statement.
Since BNY Mellon entered the Atlanta market less than 10 years ago, its assets under management have increased four-fold, according to Halberg. “This is a testament to the value we bring to our clients’ financial affairs, and is also manifested by our more than 90 percent client satisfaction and retention rates,” she said in a statement.
BNY Mellon Wealth Management has nearly $178 billion in private client assets and an international network of offices.