Chris Ainsworth, Managing Director, U.S. Trust
Christopher Ainsworth is Managing Director and the Regional Investment Executive for the Greater Los Angeles and Pacific
South West regions within U.S. Trust.
In his role, Mr. Ainsworth oversees six U.S. Trust offices throughout Southern California and the state of Arizona and leads a team of
38 talented and dedicated investment professionals. He is responsible for delivering customized wealth management
solutions to high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families. He currently oversees in excess of $12 billion in assets under
management and frequently speaks to groups on the financial markets and the global economy.
Prior to assuming this role, Mr. Ainsworth’s experience ranges from traditional asset management to alternative investments. From
2001 to early 2005, Mr. Ainsworth was previously with Banc of America Capital Management’s Alternative Investment Group where he
helped grow the business from a start-up to a multi-billion dollar asset management group in just under three years. Since
2005, Mr. Ainsworth has worked in various capacities of the investment industry and specifically focused much of his time working
with family offices and multi-family offices on their investments. Chris has been a regular speaker and commentator on the
financial service industry including CNN, CNNfn, and other media outlets.
In 2010, Chris was recruited by hedge fund and alternative investment industry participants to develop an association for
California based hedge funds to act in a unified manner to become more involved in the future financial service regulatory
process. From July 2010 through December 2012, Mr. Ainsworth served as the President of the California Hedge Fund Association, a
non-profit member based organization to serve the California hedge fund community. Since January 2013, Mr. Ainsworth has served as
the Chairman of the California Hedge Fund Association.
Since 2011, Chris has served on the Los Angeles Committee for Help for Children|Hedge Funds Care. Hedge Funds Care is an
international charity, supported largely by the hedge fund industry, whose sole mission is preventing and treating child abuse.
Mr. Ainsworth received a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Financial Applications from Southern Methodist University.
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