The Hunter-McCormack Group

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We provide highly customized services supported by the broad capabilities of a global institution. Working with a limited number of wealthy clients, we are able to offer you and your family personalized attention for all aspects of your financial life, now and for future family members.

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.

Rosalie  Hunter

Rosalie Hunter

Managing Director

Private Wealth Advisor

215.587.4716
William  McCormack

William McCormack

Managing Director

Private Wealth Advisor

215.587.4770
Laura  Bongard

Laura Bongard,

Private Wealth Relationship Manager

215.587.4613
Yvonne  Steveson

Yvonne Steveson

Senior Private Wealth Associate

215.587.4687

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

Headquartered in Philadelphia, we are a wealth management team within the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch. We serve a small number of significant clients, providing a caliber of strategy and service that attests to our deep-seated interest in client well-being. We’ve focused on the needs and priorities of ultra-affluent clients throughout our careers, heightening our ability to serve this distinguished and accomplished clientele with refined tactics and nuanced advice. We recognize that significant wealth is different in its scale and opportunities, as well as challenges. Clients look to us to streamline the complexity posed by diverse aspects of their financial lives. We relish the opportunity to serve as trusted advisors to multiple generations, founding our approach on transparency, integrity, and reliability.

An Intimate Client Experience
 
We work with a limited group of individuals and families located throughout the United States. The clients we serve have diverse paths to wealth; many are entrepreneurs or C-level executives, as well as their extended family members and philanthropic foundations. These clients share a common desire to unwind complexity and deploy wealth efficiently. We are particularly skilled in tackling that mandate. As a team, we apply our collective talents and strengths to address client needs quickly, efficiently, and effectively, generating customized strategies that seek to advance client interests. We’re privileged to enjoy long-term relationships that deepen over time and are honored by client referrals as our primary source of new engagements.

A Holistic Approach to Client Priorities
 
We understand that affluence can entail a level of decision-making and coordination that is daunting. As Private Wealth Advisors, we help clients navigate critical crossroads in their financial lives, helping them make informed decisions that reflect their own distinctive circumstances and goals. We take a holistic approach to wealth, embedding multiple disciplines within our analysis, strategic design, and service model:
  • Investment management
  • Liability management
  • Trust and estate planning services
  • Wealth advisory
  • Philanthropic services
  • Administrative and lifestyle services
  • Access to personal and corporate banking through Bank of America, N.A.
A Deeply Ingrained Service Ethic
 
We’ve always believed in putting client needs first. That principle is the bedrock of our reputation and the mission that drives our work. We truly believe that our success is measured by client success. If an issue impacts a client, it impacts us. Clients contact us at their convenience—not our own. And we encourage frequent communication—both formal and informal—so that we can stay apprised of their needs. It is truly our pleasure to serve.

We invite individuals and families with complex needs and sophisticated demands to contact us to discuss their needs relative to our capabilities in more detail.

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 Hunter-McCormack Group