The Ertmann Foster Knight Group

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We provide sophisticated strategies and personalized attention to a limited number of wealthy individuals and families. We combine the experience of understanding the complex financial needs of clients with substantial wealth with the broad capabilities of a global institution to address your goals.

Meet the Team

The private wealth advisors with Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group are rigorously trained to meet the specialized needs of individuals and families of wealth. We build relationships based on trust and personalized service.

James  Ertmann

James Ertmann

Managing Director

Private Wealth Manager

312.325.2739
Benjamin  Foster

Benjamin Foster

Managing Director

Private Wealth Manager

561.514.4807
Barry S Knight

Barry S Knight

Senior Vice President

Private Wealth Advisor

561.514.4883
Steven  Teubl

Steven Teubl

Private Wealth Relationship Manager

312.325.2777
Sean  Jamison

Sean Jamison

Private Wealth Relationship Manager

312.325.2636
Paulina  Ostafijczuk

Paulina Ostafijczuk

Registered Private Wealth Associate

312.325.2653
Flavia B Nunes

Flavia B Nunes

Assistant Vice President

Financial Advisor

561.514.4803
Jessica  Olinger

Jessica Olinger

Private Wealth Associate

561.514.4834
Jonathon L Evans

Jonathon L Evans

Private Wealth Associate

561.514.4829

Strategies designed to help you achieve your goals

As a client of the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch, you have access to services and resources ordinarily reserved for the world’s largest institutions. We work with individuals, families spanning multiple generations, business owners and executives. Using a goals-based wealth management approach, we put our clients at the center of every personalized strategy.

Our Approach

A Commitment to Service

Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group is committed to providing a select group of wealthy clients with highly personalized one-on-one service. When you work with us, our knowledgeable, rigorously trained Private Wealth Advisors will gain a deep understanding of your goals, help you develop a multigenerational wealth strategy, help you monitor its success and update your strategy as needed. We are committed to providing you access to the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America, and we will continue to invest in client tools and new technology to enhance your overall experience as you and your private wealth advisor pursue what’s most important to you.

Our Philosophy

We believe that your unique goals should be at the center of all of your financial decisions and form the foundation of your financial strategy. Because significant wealth requires sophisticated, highly customized strategies, we believe in building lasting relationships with a limited number of clients, taking the time to understand your most important priorities for today, tomorrow and your long-term future. Our philosophy celebrates collaboration. Working with a team of specialists, we draw on the resources and insights of a global financial institution to create strategies that reflect your aspirations for yourself and current and future generations of your family. Finally, we believe that while significant wealth brings complex challenges, our experience, passion and perspectives can help you simplify your life.

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Your dedicated Private Banking and Investment Group team is ready to help you pursue what's most important to you.

Our Vision

For clients of substantial wealth, Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group provides an experience that is both powerful and personal. We are dedicated to helping you pursue your goals for today while developing a wealth strategy designed to support your family members for the years to come.

A trusted one-on-one relationship
Your private wealth advisor and team of specialists work with a limited number of clients, enabling them to focus their time, training and passion on helping you simplify your personal and business finances and prepare your next generation as stewards of wealth.

Boutique-like service with the access to the investment resources of Merrill Lynch and banking convenience of Bank of America

We combine the personalized attention and feel of a smaller firm with the power and insights of a global financial institution, creating strategies tailored to your unique situation.

A relentless commitment to transparency and customized strategies

As our client, know that we are working in your best interests, providing sophisticated strategies designed to anticipate and meet your evolving financial needs

The Ertmann Foster Knight Group