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Jerry Au is a Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor with The Kevin Hanley Group, and practicing CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP ®) certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He focuses on 401(k) plans, Estate and Retirement Planning Services, Investment and Cash Management strategies for businesses and high net worth individuals.
Jerry joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2002 after graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in Mathematics Economics and a minor in Computing. While there, he studied Game Theory under Economics Nobel Laureate Dr. Lloyd Shapley and Competitive Equilibrium under Dr. Bryan Ellickson. He completed an Executive Program at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Business. In 2004, he earned his Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation from the College for Financial Planning. He attained his CFP® certification in 2006.
The Kevin Hanley Group was founded by Kevin Hanley, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor with over 30 years of experience in Wealth Management. The team consists of Kevin, Jerry, and their client associates Kristie Rivera and Claudia Iribe.|Kevin P. Hanley, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor, joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 1983 after graduating from the University of California at San Diego. Kevin has earned the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation awarded by the Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute), taught in conjunction with the Wharton School of Business. Kevin has completed Executive Programs at Harvard University, the Wharton School of Business & the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and, since 2007, holds the Chartered Market Technician® (CMT®) designation. Kevin recently completed the Merrill Longevity Training Program offered by the University of Southern California (USC) Davis School of Gerontology.
Leading Operations and Administrative Services is Kristie Rivera-Loya, Registered Senior Client Associate, with over 35 years at Merrill including important roles in management.
Claudia Iribe, Registered Senior Client Associate, has over 8 years of experience in the financial services industry including at Wells Fargo and JP Morgan. Claudia leads the Client Services responsibilities for the team.
The team's investment philosophy focuses on helping achieve financial goals while minimizing risk by:
- Establishing objectives
- Defining a customized strategy
- Identifying and Implementing recommendations
- Reviewing progress on a regular basis
The team prides itself on superior service and dedication to their client's goals.
*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
*Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM and CRPC® are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.
*Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA®, and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed the Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.
* CMT® and Chartered Market Technician® are registered trademarks owned by CMT Association.
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