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Profile

For more than 30 years, Mitch has dedicated himself to helping some of the most sophisticated institutions in the areas of cash management, investing, and financing in both their qualified and non-qualified benefit plans. Mitch is among a select group of advisors designated as a Global Institutional Consultant (GIC) at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. As a member of the Global Institutional Consulting practice, Mitch has unique experience and the knowledge base necessary to help provide institutional clients with unparalleled advice and guidance. Through his GIC designation, Mitch also earned sub-designations in Endowments/Foundations/Not-for-Profits (EFN), Defined Benefit (DB), and is a Defined Contribution Investment Consultant (DCIC). Mitch’s focuses on providing consulting services including the creation of a formal investment policy, asset allocation modeling, manager selection, and performance measurement and evaluation.

In addition, Mitch is a Senior Portfolio Manager who can help clients pursue their objectives by managing on a discretionary basis his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. A Senior Portfolio Manager may make their strategies available to clients working with other Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors. In addition to the institutions covering various industries that Mitch has worked with over the years, he has a focus on the resort, lodging, hospitality, and construction industries.

Mitch is a problem solver who works to enhance the efficient management of institutional investing. He is also a firm believer in paying close attention to both sides of his corporate clients’ balance sheets, which is why he offers access to Global Commercial Bankers from Bank of America. These bankers can provide a range of integrated banking services including credit, cash management, foreign exchange, equipment finance, merchant services, and workplace financial strategies.

It is Mitch’s goal to provide exemplary institutional and wealth advisory services at the highest level of ethics and customer service. Mitch’s commitment to service, his personal approach, and his integrity have allowed him to develop a loyal following of long-term client relationships.

Mitch earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation. Mitch is passionate about investment analysis and bettering his clients’ financial lives. His interests away from work include spending time with his family and cultivating exotic fruit. Mitch and his wife of 30 years, Lisa, live in Southern California and have three daughters, Haley, Rachel, and Analee.


*Global Institutional Consulting, operating under the name “Bank of America,” is a business offering products and services for the benefit of institutional and ultra‐high net worth clients and is part of Global Wealth and Investment Management (GWIM), the wealth and investment management division of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”). Global Institutional Consultants mentioned herein are registered representatives with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S“ or “Merrill”) and may assist you with investment products and services. The nature and degree of advice and assistance provided, the fees charged, and clients’ rights and Merrill’s obligations will differ depending upon the products and services actually provided. Banking activities may be performed by wholly owned banking affiliates of BofA Corp., including Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC. Brokerage and investment advisory services are provided by wholly owned non-bank affiliates of BofA Corp., including Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S” or “Merrill”), a dually registered broker-dealer and investment adviser and Member SIPC. MLPF&S makes available investment products sponsored, managed, distributed or provided by companies that are affiliates of BofA Corp. Investment products:| Are Not FDIC Insured | Are Not Bank Guaranteed | May Lose Value |
 



*Bank of America Merrill is a marketing name for the Retirement Services business of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp”). Banking activities may be performed by wholly owned banking affiliates of BofA Corp, including Bank of America, N.A., member FDIC. Brokerage services may be performed by wholly owned brokerage affiliates of BofA Corp, including Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S” or “Merrill”), a registered broker-dealer and member SIPC.

  • LANGUAGES

    English

  • EDUCATION

    SUNY at Stony Brook NY

Professional Staff

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

Where do we begin? It starts with you.

At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, 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

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We offer boutique-like attentiveness and accessibility combined with the global perspective and industry experience of Bank of America banking services and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. My team is passionate about helping clients strengthen and grow their organization, and helping institutions fulfill their goals and missions. When you work with The Behm Group, our financial strategies aren’t solely based on your investment portfolio. We identify the key issues facing your organization from an investment, governance and balance sheet perspective. Thus, CFOs and BODs can better assess your company’s needs and more sharply define their goals, helping them make more informed decisions in the process.


*Some or all alternative investment programs may not be in the best interest of certain investors. No assurance can be given that any alternative investment’s investment objectives will be achieved.

Our Focus

We put the resources and intellectual capital of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and the banking convenience of Bank of America to work by delivering thoughtful advice and sophisticated financial strategies through focused client-centric consulting. We help clients address today’s complex investment challenges through an integrated, goals-based investment process that enables them to redefine success, manage risk and help fulfill their goals.

Underscoring every service we offer is the conviction that to be effective, financial strategies must be carefully integrated with an organization's strategic objectives, governance framework, investment policy, and risk-management function. As such, we take the time to understand the broader challenges and goals of the organizations we serve before devising financial strategies for them.

Focus On Corporate Executives

For corporate executives, I offer guidance for diversification* of concentrated stock positions. For business owners, we can help them build company benefit plans and provide access to Bank of America for help in addressing cash flow, lending needs and other bank-related needs. For those nearing retirement, I consider inflation, health care costs and other factors to help them pursue desired lifestyles. I are available to talk with clients and explore potential opportunities with them.

*Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

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.

Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Approach

Wealth Management is a dynamic process. As I focus on you today and help you identify your goals for tomorrow, we can strive to work together throughout life’s ups, downs, triumphs, and transitions. Helping you pursue your goals starts with getting to know you and your family. My job is to first understand what matters most to you. We will work together to create a financial approach that reflects your investment personality and is built around your life priorities. I will be here to help you make adjustments to your wealth management approach if and when necessary over time.

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.

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.



Reviews to help you
stay on track

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
    and to your goals

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

    #DigitalMerrill

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

    Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

    You can 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’s asset aggregation tool

      Let’s Have a Conversation

      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.

      Why Merrill?

      As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and 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 Wealth Management Advisor.



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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.