Jim Desmond Senior Portfolio Manager Tampa Bay Private Bank Team

As Portfolio Manager, Jim Desmond assists in the development of your personal investment policy guidelines. Jim makes decisions about your investment mix while matching investment opportunities to your objectives—all while balancing risk against performance.


St. Louis University Cook School of Business, St. Louis, MO BSBA
Univerity of Colorado, Denver, CO MBA

Professional Experience & Areas of Focus

Jim is a Senior Portfolio Manager providing proactive investment management and service to Fifth Third Private Bank clients in Tampa Bay. Jim began his career in the financial services industry in 1981 in Denver, CO. He has been with Fifth Third since the fall of 2010. He is a member of CFA Tampa Bay and the CFA Institute. Jim has served as a CFA Examination Grader since 1995.

Licenses & Professional Designations

  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

Personal & Community Participation

James (Jim) Desmond is married with two children. Jim and his family have been Florida residents since the fall of 2000. He is involved in the CFA Institute Examination Program, Kairos Prison Ministry, The Tampa Metro YMCA Governance Board, and at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Clearwater.