Elizabeth Nesvold

Managing Director, Head of Asset & Wealth Management Investment Banking
New York

Liz Nesvold has been advising financial services companies on M&A, valuation and strategic advisory work for 25+ years. She has completed 250+ transactions for a variety of clients including wealth advisors, institutional managers – both traditional and alternative – trust companies, multi-family offices, TAMPs, investment counselors, OCIOs, independent broker dealers, financial planners, investment consultants and the like.

Liz has been described as “the most experienced female investment banker specializing in the investment management and securities industry” by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine and was a 2019 “Women to Watch” honoree by InvestmentNews magazine for her leadership in the financial advisory industry. In 2021, Liz was honored with the prestigous M&A Advisor Leadership Award for her significant contributions to the industry, and she was inducted into The M&A Advisor Hall of Fame.

She founded Silver Lane Advisors, a top-ranked boutique M&A advisor in 2007, and joined Raymond James in 2019 as part of the acquisition of her company. Prior to launching Silver Lane, Liz spent 15 years at Berkshire Capital, where she co-founded and led the first wealth management specialist M&A advisory group in the investment banking industry. Liz also served on Berkshire’s operating committee.

Liz is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization, CHIEF, the Edward L. Rose Conservancy, and 100 Women in Finance. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science with a minor in economics from Binghamton University, as well as an MBA in finance with high honors from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business.

Investment News Women to Watch submissions were accepted and reviewed based on the following criteria: demonstration of success and leadership, power to effect change, willingness to share expertise and community service. Several hundred nominations of registered investment advisers, registered representatives, financial planners, brokers, insurance agents, certified public accounts, bank trust officers, firm executives and those working for industry organizations were nominated by their firms and the top 20 selected by the Investment News staff. The ranking may not be representative of any one client’s experience, is not indicative of an advisor’s future performance and is not based in any way on the individual’s abilities in regards to providing advice or management. Neither Raymond James nor any of its financial advisors pay a fee in exchange for this award/rating. Investment News is not affiliated with Raymond James.