A Commitment to Service
Merrill Private Wealth Management is committed to providing a select group of 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, and help you update your strategy as needed. We are committed to providing you access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, and Merrill 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.
We believe 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 customized goals-based financial 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.
Website PhilosophyMy belief as a wealth manager is not only to provide financial services, but also to gauge the important changes occurring in my clients’ lives - some of whom lead complex and dynamic lives and have been with me for nearly two decades. With significant experience advising clients before, during, and after liquidity events, I am dedicated to using my financial acumen to help them plan for the unexpected, anticipate change, and adjust their strategies over time, as necessary.
I take the time to understand my clients and discover what they’re trying to accomplish with their wealth. To that end, I work with them to develop cash flow-based strategies that match their future needs and goals.
My approach is characterized by discipline and an ability to effectively guide my clients through various market cycles. Positioned at the nexus of these crucial events, I help them identify and allocate their risk into separate asset pools, each with a different objective such as cash management, income generation, and long-term growth. This process helps put my clients in a position to segment their wealth so they can treat each asset pool with its own specific goals and risk characteristics.
We understand the complexities that come with your executive position and the extreme demands on your time. We can help you develop a customized strategy that your finances and compensation require. We can help with risk management strategies for your concentrated stock position while navigating complex SEC rules, trading restrictions and reporting requirements. If you’ve just been promoted and would like help evaluating your new compensation plan, or if you’re looking to develop a long-term financial strategy for you and your family — designed to enable you to live life as you want it, with reliable access to cash — we can help simplify your financial life, as well as develop new strategies as your career and goals evolve.
Intergenerational Family Wealth
As a family that spans multiple generations, you have needs that go beyond preserving assets, tax minimization strategies and designating heirs. Your goals also likely include passing on values and helping the next generation become effective stewards. We can help with personalized wealth transfer strategies, family wealth education and developing and implementing philanthropic visions. In working with you to create an approach that reflects your family’s intentions and helps ensure your assets are distributed according to your wishes, we proceed in a manner that recognizes the complexities of your life challenges and the unique nature of your goals. Our extensive experience working with other families of significant wealth helps us to see and share best practices to help you achieve them.
As private wealth advisors with Merrill Private Wealth Management, we work with prominent families to help them manage the ongoing complexities they face. Our deep experience with family offices enables us to tailor a range of services to help meet your specific needs. We can provide access to Merrill for investment and wealth management strategies, and to Bank of America for governance, asset custody and administration, as well as assisting in the financial education of younger family members. In working with you to create and implement plans reflecting your specific intentions, our goal is to help your family enterprise succeed, and that your knowledge and values are passed along to the next generation. Together, we will focus on strategies that recognize the unique nature of your family’s mission, history and goals.
For individuals and families with multinational wealth, Merrill Private Wealth Management offers access to a combination of personalized service and the broad resources of a global enterprise. Working with a select number of clients, we take the time to get to know your specific objectives, with cultural sensitivity and understanding that comes from serving people from a range of backgrounds and nationalities. Then, we offer customized financial strategies designed specifically for your life and legacy, with access to the investment insights and U.S. based investment platform of Merrill and banking convenience of Bank of America.
Company Founders, Private Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
When you have built your own business, your personal finances and the life of your company are closely intertwined. You may be thinking about how to invest in your company’s growth while also deciding how best to use your personal assets. Helping ensure the future of your business likely involves employee benefits, retirement plans and succession planning. Helping secure your family’s legacy could entail wealth transfer strategies, trusts and philanthropy. Whatever your specific needs, we at Merrill Private Wealth Management can help entrepreneurs and business owners balance their personal financial lives with their life’s work. We are dedicated in providing the experience and resources to help support your ongoing success.
Selling a BusinessAs a former small business owner, one of the most valuable services I can offer clients who are considering the sale of their business are the lessons I learned when I went through a similar life-changing liquidity event.
Collaborating with your other professional advisors and internal specialists, I can help you consider the implementation of various pre- and post-sale strategies for your business.
· Sophisticated estate and wealth transfer strategies
· Tax minimization strategies
· M&A and other sale-related services
· Tax loss capture strategies
· Credit and lending options1
Hedging and monetization strategies for concentrated stock positions
· Cash and general portfolio management
· Liability management
· Business succession strategies
· Portfolio Management
1Banking products and services provided by Bank of America, N.A.