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- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.
Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” 2019
Weldon L. Poole, CFP®
Senior Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor
Weldon is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill based in Palo Alto, California. Joining Merrill in 1995, his focus is on assisting clients in the planning and realization of their financial goals.
Weldon is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He is also a qualified Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a Portfolio Manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis.
Weldon was also recognized by Forbes as "Best in State Wealth Advisors for 2019."
Weldon is committed to providing outstanding guidance and service. His belief in a planning based approach, means that all relationships begin with an assessment of the four critical components of wealth management:
(1) Tax Liability, (both income and estate)
(2) Cash Flow needs
(3) Risk Management Issues
(4) Asset Management
He can then address critical needs such as, concentrated stock positions, company stock options, liquidity, alternative investment strategies (where applicable), liability management, and Trust and Charitable services. His approach to wealth management is long-term, consultative and objective.
He will take the time necessary to listen, then advise about choices and options, allowing thoughtful decisions, appropriate to one’s current and long-term objectives.
Weldon graduated from Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah in 1987, where he earned Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
He currently lives in Fremont, California with his wife, Amanda. They have four adult children.
|To contact Weldon, you may call him at 650-473-7967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.
*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S.
Brigham Young University
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors"
Personalized advice, disciplined investing and ongoing review can make this a reality.
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.
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
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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.
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