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Nazie Saffari has been with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management since 1991 where she has earned national recognition in 2019, 2020, and 2021 by Forbes as a "Best-in-State Wealth Advisor” (Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year) and by Working Mother magazine as a “Top Wealth Advisor Mom” in 2019 and 2020 (Published annually Sept – Oct. Rankings based on data as of Mar 31 of current year), in addition to being recognized as one of "America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors" by Barron's in 2021 (Published on March 12, 2021. Rankings based on data as of September 30, 2020), and ranking on the Forbes "Top Women Wealth Advisors" list in 2022 (Published on February 4, 2022. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30, 2021).

In her practice, Nazie focuses on working with high net worth individuals and families, helping to navigate the complexities of managing significant wealth. Her consultative approach and depth of experience allows Nazie to deliver sound financial strategies to help her clients reach their financial goals. Open and ongoing communication is key to delivering holistic advice and guidance that seeks to synthesize a client’s investment goals, their values and generational considerations.

Nazie’s keen intuition, empathy, and ability to listen influences her daily interactions with her clients. Having suffered the sudden loss of her husband of 26 years, Nazie is especially attuned to the needs of other widows, widowers, and single parents, and how to help navigate the financial road ahead after such a profound loss. This has driven and reinforced Nazie’s goal to help ensure that all of her clients integrate estate planning strategies and life insurance into a comprehensive wealth management plan, as practicable.

Outside of her practice, Nazie is a devoted mother of two adult children, ages 21 and 24. In her free time she is an avid hiker, fitness enthusiast, and has also completed two triathlons to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Her philanthropic endeavors also include the founding of two schools in underserved communities abroad, where she has succeeded in educating, feeding, and clothing over 600 students in the course of the last seven years.

*Source: The Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State” list, published on March 12, 2021. Rankings based on data as of
September 30, 2020.

The Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” ranking considered advisors with a minimum of seven years financial services
experience and who have been employed at their current firm for at least one year. This is a list of the top advisors in each state,
with the number of ranking spots determined by each state’s population and wealth. Other quantitative and qualitative measures
include assets under management, revenues generated by advisors for their firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices,
regulatory records, internal company documents, and 100-plus points of data provided by the advisors themselves. Rankings and
recognition from Barron’s are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will
experience a higher level of performance results, and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor.
Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
*Source: The Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list, published annually Jan - April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Forbes Best-in-State Wealth Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based
on in-person, virtual, and telephone due diligence meetings to measure best practices; also considered are: client retention, industry
experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management
and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and
advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the
right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is
not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking.
For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.

*Source: The Forbes “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” list, published on February 4, 2022. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30, 2021.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Forbes.com America’s Top Women Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research
and is based on in-person, virtual and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a
ranking algorithm that includes: client impact, industry experience, review of best practices and compliance records, firm nominations;
and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a
criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and
rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or
representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research
receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is
a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.

*Source: Working Mother/SHOOK Research’s “Top Wealth Advisor Moms” list, published annually Sept - Oct. Rankings based on data as
of Mar 31 of current year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. SHOOK Research considered women advisors with children living at home under 21 years
of age. The ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service
models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative
criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because
client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions
of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Rankings and
recognition from Working Mother/SHOOK Research are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or
prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results, and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of
the advisor. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a
ranking. SHOOK Research is a trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC. All rights reserved.

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  • EDUCATION

    San Francisco State University

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Understanding Your Life

Approach

I begin every relationship with a conversation, helping you identify and prioritize which goals matter most to you. Whether it's transferring wealth to the next generation, customizing your financial approach to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, I start by listening to learn more about you and your family.

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help me get to know you better as an investor and help you refine your investing preferences. Together, I can help customize your investment approach. Using an understanding of your priorities and investment personality as a foundation, I help you access the full breadth of resources from Bank of America’s banking products and services and Merrill’s investment insights to address all aspects of your financial life.

Capabilities

My process is designed to help deliver a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investments. My ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience and lending solutions of Bank of America offers a way to help clients manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. I view myself as a financial resource, helping clients with potential solutions for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

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Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

I believe that 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, I 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

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Your approach to investing

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill 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 approach we develop together to help you pursue what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help us get to know you - to understand your goals and priorities. These questions will 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 approach.

Philosophy

I believe the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Worried about managing future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? With access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, I will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.

Welcome

My mission is to understand you and what matters most to you. To take the time, to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully, then to understand, in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today, and where you’d like it to be tomorrow. I help you design and implement a customized wealth management approach that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while helping manage investment risk. My wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.



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



    Changes in your life
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    Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.

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      Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together I can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can I offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

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      No question too big or moment too small

      For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.

      Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

      We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

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

      Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

      Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

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