Executive Circle

Maria Clarke
Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor
U.S. Trust

Maria R. Clarke, CFA, is a senior vice president and private client advisor with U.S. Trust, serving the greater Washington region. Clarke works closely with individuals, families and institutions, developing integrated wealth and investment management strategies to help advance their financial objectives. Clarke builds a team of U.S. Trust specialists around each client, selecting a portfolio manager, wealth strategist, private client manager, trust officer and private banking specialists, as appropriate. She spearheads in- depth analysis of a client's family, business and philanthropic priorities, leveraging the intellectual capital of the firm and guided by the fiduciary standard.

Clarke has more than two decades of experience in private equity and commercial real estate working with institutional clients. Prior to joining U.S. Trust, she was a managing principal of ISG Advisers, a real estate investment advisory firm. She also spent 15 years with the Building and Housing Investment Trusts, a real estate investment management platform, where she held several senior-level positions. Clarke earned her MBA in finance from the University of Miami and her B.S. in finance and corporate law from Florida State University. She is a graduate of the Georgetown University Executive Program in International Finance and Global Markets. Clarke holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.