From Miami Veteran Banker Craig Sutherland Presides For Bank Of New York Mellon Wealth Management Southeast
As president of Bank of New York Mellon Wealth Management for the Southeast US, Craig Sutherland is responsible for ensuring the division is operating sufficiently for its clients through market outreach.
In his position Mr. Sutherland has helped clients navigate their finances through some of the most tumultuous financial markets in history.
"We’ve seen some of the best markets in history in the’80s and ’90s and in this last decade," he said, adding that the bank has also seen some of the worst. "The challenge is in helping our clients navigate these environments, especially in investment markets."
Previously, Mr. Sutherland was vice chairman of the company’s wealth management division, where he was responsible for all sales, client services, marketing strategies and practices for the organization.
Before becoming vice chairman, Mr. Sutherland was a national director responsible for Mellon’s eastern wealth management markets. He worked as president of the body’s portfolio management group in Florida.
Through his career, Mr. Sutherland said, he has seen the regulatory environment change, especially in recent years.
"Regulatory regimes have been making sure that the financial system is sound, has integrity; and is not abused for illegitimate purposes," he said. "We’ve become an extension of law enforcement."