THE HARTY CARPENTER GROUP

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THE HARTY CARPENTER GROUP

THE HARTY CARPENTER GROUP is a team of Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors in Fairhope, AL.  This distinguished wealth management team has significant experience advising CEOs, Retirees and other Professionals with virtually all aspects of their finances including:   Retirement Planning, Social Security, Retirement Income Strategies, Investment Management and Estate Strategies.

We are relentless in our focus on risk-adjusted performance relative to a client’s long-term goals. We bring warmth, compassion and coordination to clients’ wealth management needs, which we feel makes us a unique financial advisory practice.

In 2017, S. Wesley Carpenter was Named to Forbes/SHOOK "America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" List in 2017.  #6 in Alabama and #278 Nationally.

Source: Forbes/SHOOK "America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" list, July 2017. For more information about the selection criteria, go to www.SHOOKresearch.com. Forbes is a trademark of Forbes Media LLC. All rights reserved

Get To Know Us

Supported by the global resources of Merrill Lynch, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

S Wesley  Carpenter

S Wesley Carpenter

Resident Director

251.990.2361
C Hodges Harty

C Hodges Harty

Senior Consultant

251.990.2378
William H Naff

William H Naff

Financial Advisor

251.990.2391
Tabitha  Bond

Tabitha Bond

Registered Client Associate

251.990.2366
Janelle  Jones

Janelle Jones

Client Associate

251.990.2360
Stephanie  Wells

Stephanie Wells

Financial Advisor

251.990.2364

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Financial Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Allison Mulgrew

Allison Mulgrew

Trust Specialist

David Samman

David Samman

External MSG Specialist

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Brooks N Beard NMLS # 940533

Credit Consultant

Where do we begin? It starts with you.

At Merrill Lynch, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

Understanding Your Life

Welcome

THE HARTY CARPENTER GROUP in Fairhope, AL believes that trust is the foundation for lasting client relationships and is not easily given; it is earned over years and even decades.

 This team of Financial Advisors is proud to offer clients over 85 years of industry and practical experience helping clients manage and prepare for their financial futures. THE HARTY CARPENTER GROUP understand the demands and responsibilities of wealth, and we draw upon our vast resources to offer a total wealth management strategy tailored to your individual needs.

Our wealth management team welcomes the opportunity to show you firsthand what we do and how our services are appropriate for you and your family.

Philosophy

We believe it is important that you take positive steps towards your financial future, and that means getting more than just investment advice. We take the time to get to understand who you are, what you hope to achieve and what keeps you up at night. Using an understanding of your life and priorities as a foundation, we can work with you to build a goals-based financial strategy.

Approach

Working with us means working with advisors truly dedicated to your success. Our approach is simple, transparent and supported by experienced investment guidance.

We believe our clients realize the full value of our relationship, including:

  • helping you make significant decisions
  • recognizing your life priorities and goals
  • understanding your investment personality
  • helping you prioritize and pursue goals
  • being transparent by making possibilities, fees and risks clear
  • taking steps to help you preserve income during a life challenge
  • educating the younger generation about investments and the markets

Your approach to investing

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill Lynch developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and potentially help you refine your own investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing through this assessment, we can customize the financial strategy we develop together to help you with your approach for what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help me get to know you – to understand your goals and priorities. These questions will give you a sense of the full assessment and help us provide you with additional insights and resources.

Understanding your goals and priorities

Your life and goals change. We have tools to help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.

Capabilities

We can work with you to identify and address your short- and long-term objectives. Those objectives may include the establishment of financial strategies and the asset allocation helpful to pursuing your investment objectives—taking into account your preferred objectives, risk tolerance, time horizon and liquidity needs; developing a strategy designed to help manage risk and reduce vulnerability to market fluctuations; and targeting your financial goals by helping you periodically monitor your investment portfolio.

Focus On Individuals, Families, and Small Businesses

We believe that true financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, we start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch, trust and fiduciary services from U.S. Trust, and the banking convenience of Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.

FAMILY
FAMILY
Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
HEALTH
HEALTH
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
HOME
HOME
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
WORK
WORK
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
LEISURE
LEISURE
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
GIVING
GIVING
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
FINANCE
FINANCE
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Lynch Investment Accounts1
  • Investment Advisory Accounts1
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Exchange-Traded Funds1
  • Mutual Funds1
  • Closed-end Funds1
  • Fixed Income Products1
  • Options1
  • Annuities3
  • Impact Portfolios1
  • Market-Linked Investments1
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Margin1
  • Home Loans2
  • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
  • Credit Cards2
  • Online Account Access1,2

1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By periodically checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial strategy, our goal is to help give you peace of mind* that you're on track to help achieve what's most important to you.

Regular reviews to help you stay on track
Regular reviews to help you stay on track

We'll meet with you periodically to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We'll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial strategy to help you stay on course.

  • Sample client review agenda
  • Sample Wealth Outlook Report
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals

Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.

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Access to what you need, when you need it

MyMerrill is your destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities.

  • Your advisor is never more than a click away within our site or mobile apps
  • Manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as touch id, one time passcode, and other security features
  • Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill Lynch’s asset aggregation tool

*Peace of mind is an aspirational state of mind that clients hope to achieve. There are no guaranteed results following completion of the Goals-Based Wealth Management process because markets can fluctuate and investments can lose value. Advisors work with clients to help them understand how the goals based wealth management process can help to address their concerns, financial situation and priorities.

Let’s Have a Conversation

We believe it’s important that you seek the advice and guidance of an experienced financial advisor who can thoughtfully analyze your situation, identify strategies that address your needs, and clearly communicate them to you. We want to work with you to develop your wealth management strategy for the future.

Why Merrill Lynch?

As Merrill Lynch financial advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.


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We put you first, every day.
Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor.





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Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

Getting to know you is our primary goal.

A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill Lynch, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

Adjusting your plan as your life and the markets change.

We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.