Richard McWhorter

Private Wealth Advisor
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We provide 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 Private Wealth Management are rigorously trained to help meet the specialized needs of individuals and families of wealth. We build relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Richard  McWhorter

Richard McWhorter,

Managing Director

Private Wealth Advisor

310.284.2803
Sandra  Parracino

Sandra Parracino,

Private Wealth Analyst Relationship Management

818.254.0415

Strategies designed to help you achieve your goals

As a client of Merrill Private Wealth Management, 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

Richard McWhorter

Richard McWhorter is a Private Wealth Advisor within the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch. He provides in-depth wealth management advice to a select group of ultra-affluent clients, advancing their interests in multiple contexts. Richard becomes deeply involved with the clients he serves. If a financial issue concerns a client, it concerns him. Because he exclusively works with ultra-high-net-worth clients, he is experienced in navigating the opportunities and challenges of significant wealth, from acquisitions to negotiations, macro-economic investment guidance to wealth transfer strategies.

Richard works with clients to organize and advance their full financial frameworks, including estate planning services, philanthropic strategies, portfolio development, liability management, and corporate services. He applies the insight he has garnered from more than two decades in wealth management to help clients attain their goals. Moreover, Richard is skilled in tapping the extensive resources available through Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, and U.S. Trust to enhance client outcomes. He draws on an extensive network of contacts inside and outside of the Firm to connect people to the services and knowledge they need.

A Commitment to Service

Merrill Private Wealth Management 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 it and 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 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 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.

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Your dedicated Merrill Private Wealth Management team is ready to help you pursue what’s most important to you.

Our Vision

For clients of substantial wealth, Merrill Private Wealth Management 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 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 we are working in your best interests, providing goals-based financial strategies designed to anticipate and help meet your evolving financial needs.

Richard McWhorter

Private Wealth Advisors