First Republic Bank has appointed John Froley, an investment professional with more than 15 years of experience, as an investment consultant of the company.

Mr Froley will work with individuals, families, businesses, foundations and nonprofit organizations to help meet their investment needs. Prior to joining First Republic, Mr Froley worked for Banc of America Investment Services in San Francisco for four years.

Earlier in his career, he worked for AXA Advisors in San Francisco. Mr Froley is a Certified Financial Planner professional, a member of the board of directors of the San Francisco Waldorf School and a member of the San Francisco Financial Planning Association.

Katherine August-deWilde, president and COO of First Republic Bank, said: John Froley has a long record of success helping individuals, families and businesses achieve their financial objectives, and we are delighted he has joined our team. John shares our commitment to exceptional client service, and he strengthens our expanding team of investment professionals at First Republic Securities Company.