The Pepperman Humphries Roche Abeger Group

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The Pepperman Humphries Roche Abeger Group

Whatever your personal goals may be, we will work with you to develop a customized financial strategy designed to help you pursue what’s most important to you.

Meet Our Team

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.

Paul  Pepperman

Paul Pepperman

Senior Resident Director - Wealth Management Advisor

800.753.1620
Richard K Humphries

Richard K Humphries

Wealth Management Advisor

818.528.7806
Thomas D Roche

Thomas D Roche

Wealth Management Advisor

818.528.7888
Andrea  Abeger

Andrea Abeger

Wealth Management Advisor

818.528.7846
Richard H Reuben

Richard H Reuben

Analyst - Relationship Mgt

818.528.7812
James M Madigan

James M Madigan

Financial Advisor

818.528.7874
Valerie A Dowling

Valerie A Dowling

Registered Senior Client Associate

818.528.7807
Courtney Joy DeMars

Courtney Joy DeMars

Registered Senior Client Associate

818.528.7813
Molly  Summers

Molly Summers

Registered Client Associate

818.528.7821

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

The advice and experience we bring helps you make important financial decisions

As financial advisors to affluent individuals, we've found it effective to use an open and straightforward approach that's sensitive to concerns about risk. We pride ourselves on understanding in detail what you value most in life—your family, business or legacy—and providing a disciplined approach to wealth management to help you maintain your lifestyle and pursue your financial goals.

Meet our team

We're a diverse team of collectively disciplined professionals, each with different backgrounds.

We help you with the big picture
We're a diverse team of collectively disciplined professionals, each with different backgrounds. We offer clients a well-rounded perspective on many key decisions that accompany the responsibilities of wealth.

We believe our disciplined wealth management process comes close to gauging an individual's true attitude toward risk. Helping you pursue what's important to you, as well as helping you with more common financial issues—such as how to fund a child's education or your own retirement—is what we are passionate about.
We share an intergenerational view with clients who want to see their wealth last beyond their lifetime
We follow a three-pronged approach designed to preserve your wealth.
  1. Asset Allocation, Including Rebalancing—We believe that asset allocation strategy is the first line of defense. This can be enhanced with regular rebalancing and adjusting for performance, as necessary.
  2. Discipline—In addition to our own performance reviews, we utilize the research and oversight capabilities of Merrill Lynch's professional due diligence group. By reviewing the strategy and approach of a prescreened universe of managers with you, we can help you make informed decisions.
  3. Expansive Investment Platform—Leveraging the intelligence provided by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, we can identify and screen many types of products and strategies from hundreds of available institutional and professional options.

*Any information presented in connection with BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research is general in nature and is not intended to provide personal investment advice. The information does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any specific person who may receive it. Investors should understand that statements regarding future prospects may not be realized. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research is equity research produced by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and/or one or more of its non-U.S. affiliates. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decision. 
Managing your portfolio with the Merrill Lynch Investment Advisory Program
You can delegate to us investment management responsibilities for your portfolios, meaning that Paul Pepperman and Chip Humphries have discretion over certain investment decisions surrounding your investment strategy. Once we have confirmed your goals and life priorities, as well as identified your portfolio investment objective, time horizon, risk factor and liquidity needs, we will recommend targeted asset allocations for your portfolios to help meet your specific investment objectives. Granting us authority allows our team to respond to market changes, price volatility and global events with the ability to make adjustments, if needed, to help your portfolio stay on track to meet your goals.

In addition, Bank of America specialists are available to work with your other trusted advisors to provide estate planning services and help address philanthropic issues.

Some of the services we offer access to include:
  • Business recommendations1
  • Retirement strategies, including defined benefit plans and rollovers1
  • Concentrated stock strategies1
Through Bank of America, we also offer access to:
  • Cash management2
  • Home financing, credit and other lending opportunities2

1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch 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

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

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.