The Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon Wealth Management, has appointed Sinead Colton Grant to the newly created position of deputy chief investment officer (CIO) and head of equities, the company announced today in a news release.

In her new role, Colton Grant will oversee the Large Cap U.S. Equity, Equity Trading, and Capital Markets Advisory groups. She will be based in the firm's New York City headquarters and will report directly to BNY Mellon Wealth Management Chief Investment Officer Leo Grohowski.

Colton Grant joins BNY Mellon Wealth Management from Mellon Investments Corporation, a BNY Mellon Investment firm where she has worked since 2012. Most recently, she had been the head of Global Investment and Product Strategy for Mellon.

Colton Grant received a bachelor's degree from Dublin City University, Ireland, and a master's degree in finance from London Business School.