United Bank Welcomes Swen Harrington as VP, Senior Fiduciary Wealth Advisor

United Bank Welcomes Swen Harrington as VP, Senior Fiduciary Wealth Advisor

04/22/2024 | Corporate News

Contact: Sameera Jordan
Media Relations Manager


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CHARLESTON, SC – United Bank recently hired Swen Harrington as VP, senior fiduciary wealth advisor for its United Bank Wealth Management division. In this role, Harrington is responsible for providing clients thoughtful advice and guidance on investment strategies, asset allocation, and advanced estate planning, serving high net worth families and institutions. With Harrington’s hiring, United Bank is expanding its wealth management offerings in the Southeast region.

“As a wealth professional, relationships are what drives business – they’re really all you have along with your trust and reputation. I take my relationships very seriously and United Bank does as well. That’s how I knew it would be a good fit for me,” said Harrington. “The Bank has done a great job establishing itself in the Mid-Atlantic region, so now I’m looking forward to seeing how we can continue to grow wealth management here in the South.”

Prior to joining United Bank at the end of 2023, Harrington spent nine years with Goldman Sachs serving in their Private Wealth Management group and Asset Management division. During his 15 years of experience, he has also held sales and consulting roles in the financial services industry, including several years with investment management firm ProShares.

“United has strong legacy banking relationships in the Carolinas region and we see immense opportunity in our wealth management business,” said Matthew Humphrey, Executive Vice President, Head of Wealth and Investment Management and CEO, United Brokerage Services, Inc. “With the recent growth of this area, there is a huge appetite for wealth services that we foresee Swen and his team fulfilling. His dedication to serving our clients, coupled with his experience working with high net worth families, foundations, and endowments, will set us apart in the region.”

United Wealth Management comprises a team of over 100 financial experts across three primary lines of business – individuals & families, institutional services, and fiduciary & trust services – providing clients across the Bank’s footprint with access to opportunities expected from a global financial institution while delivering the personal service expected from a local bank. United entered the Carolinas in 2020 following the acquisition of CresCom Bank and its parent company, Carolina Financial Corporation. It is building on its banking success in the region – having earned the title of No. 1 bank in South Carolina on Forbes’ Best-in-State banks list for 2023 – with its suite of wealth management offerings.

Harrington received a B.S. in business administration from the College of Charleston and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business focusing on finance and economics. He holds the following licenses: Series 3, Series 7, and Series 63. Outside of work, he is part of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Charleston Chapter and is involved with the College of Charleston Alumni Association. He lives in downtown Charleston with his wife and son.


United Bank is a premier community bank and a subsidiary of United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI). United has consolidated assets of nearly $30 billion with more than 200 offices located throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, as well as Washington D.C. The Bank is dedicated to growing the relationships it has built since 1839 and offering a competitive suite of banking and lending products, treasury management, wealth management, mortgage services, personal and business credit cards, and more. Learn more about United Bank.


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