The Smith Jackson Team

The Smith Jackson Team

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The Smith Jackson Team provides an ideal cash advisory strategy for corporations in need of managed account for the investment of their cash reserves. With the emphasis on safety of principal and liquidity, our managed portfolios are tailored to achieve the highest possible, risk-adjusted returns in conjunction with a client’s investment guidelines.

Meet the Team

Your team includes private wealth advisors with Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group as well as Financial Advisors from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.  Together, they work to meet the specialized needs of individuals and families of wealth and to build relationships based on trust and personalized service.  Read more about our team.

Horace Hanford Smith

Horace Hanford Smith

Managing Director

Private Wealth Manager

310.407.4867
Thomas  Jackson

Thomas Jackson

First Vice President

Private Wealth Manager

310.407.4870
Brandon J Herrera

Brandon J Herrera

Assistant Vice President

Financial Advisor

925.945.4844
Erin  McCarthy

Erin McCarthy

Vice President

Private Wealth Relationship Manager

310.407.4869

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.

Our Team, which focuses on corporate cash advisory services within Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group, is committed to providing a high level of customized service to a wide array of public and private corporations. When you work with us, our experienced and knowledgeable team will gain a deep understanding of your specific priorities and help to establish guidelines so your cash balances are always managed within expectations. We employ a consistent, easy to understand, investment strategy, where the primary focuses are capital preservation and liquidity.

Our team utilizes a passive, buy & hold, stepped maturity approach that minimizes both duration forecasting and credit speculation.  Liquidity is a primary concern, in order for clients to have access to their cash as needed. Our client portfolios typically consist of US government & agency securities, certificates of deposit, commercial paper, corporate obligations, and municipal bonds, all subject to investment guidelines of the company.

Our platform incorporates a small team approach with a single point of contact which provides a high level of service focusing on education, communication, and reporting. All portfolio trading, as well as internal custody and fiduciary management services, are included in a single, highly competitive and all-inclusive fee.

 

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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 Smith Jackson Team

Private Wealth Advisors