About the Author

Alvina H. Lo

Chief Wealth Strategist

As part of the Wilmington Trust Emerald Family Office & Advisory team, Alvina is responsible for wealth planning, family office services, and thought leadership development for Wilmington Trust’s Wealth Management division. She oversees a national team of wealth strategists, family office services professionals, and thought leadership experts, who together, serve as advisors to high-net-worth individuals and families, business owners, entrepreneurs, and foundations.

Prior to joining Wilmington Trust, Alvina was a director at Citi Private Bank where she served as an advisor to U.S. and international ultra-high-net-worth clients. Previous to that, she served as a wealth strategist with Credit Suisse Private Wealth and practiced law at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy, LLP. Earlier in her career, she was a consultant for Deloitte Consulting and Scient Corporation.

Alvina holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Virginia where she was a Thomas Jefferson Scholar. She received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif. She also holds a Professional Tax Certificate in Estate Planning from New York University School of Law.

Alvina has been named as a recipient of the 2021 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award by the Asian American Business Development Center. She also has been recognized by Crain’s New York Business as one of their Most Notable Women in Financial Advice in 2020. The honor recognizes leading women executives in New York City for their dedication to excellence in the financial industry and significant professional, civic, and philanthropic contributions. In addition, she was recognized as one of Worth’s Groundbreakers 2020: 50 Women Changing the World.

She is a published author and frequent lecturer at leading industry conferences for the American Bankers Association, American Bar Association, Delaware Trust Conference, Hawaii Tax Institute, and Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Bloomberg, and Business Insider. She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Women In America, a professional mentoring group. She is active with the American Bankers Association as a Board member for Wealth Management and Trust and lecturer of the Trust School. She is currently Chair of the New York City Walentas Scholars Program for the University of Virginia. Alvina is bilingual and speaks fluent Chinese-Cantonese and basic Chinese-Mandarin.


By the Author

Videos: Key Factors to Consider When Establishing a Family Office

Brian Oard and Alvina H. Lo |
Wealth Planning

The establishment of a family office is an excellent way for an affluent family to manage their wealth and transfer it from one generation to the next. Wilmington Trust’s Brian Oard and Alvina Lo sat down with industry experts at the 2018 Hawaii Tax Institute Conference to discuss the factors to consider when establishing a family office.

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Videos: Cross Border Planning Considerations for the International Client

Brian Oard and Alvina H. Lo |
Wealth Planning

There are a number of unique planning issues facing international clients with assets and advisor(s) stationed abroad. Wilmington Trust’s Alvina Lo and Brian Oard joined industry thought leaders at the 2018 Hawaii Tax Institute Conference to discuss how global clients can navigate the various rules and regulations associated with cross border planning.

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Integrating Estate Planning and Borrowing

Alvina H. Lo and Andrew Horwitz |
Wealth Planning
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Uncovering opportunities under the current tax law. Tax reform significantly increased the ability of high-net-worth individuals and families to pass wealth free of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, while increasing the importance of income tax planning. Borrowing or leverage strategies can be a critical component to protect wealth for your family by minimizing risk and reducing taxes.

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Webinar: Five Tax Reform Strategies for Family Business Owners

Alvina H. Lo |
My Business
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Wilmington Trust and Family Business Magazine hosted a business valuation webinar on August 8, featuring our own Alvina Lo and Jonathan Fitzgerald. The webinar provided a comprehensive look at how the sweeping changes enacted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 impact business owners, including strategies on how to optimize the new tax advantages. A video playback of the webinar is posted below.

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