Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
James is a Senior Vice President and a Wealth Management Advisor in Merrill’s Pasadena, California office and Minneapolis, Minnesota office. He has been with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management since 1997. He holds a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ designation and earned the designation of CIMA® through the Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) and in conjunction with the Wharton Business School. With many years of experience, he focuses in customized financial recommendations, retirement planning, corporate stock options, 10(b) 5-1 plans, concentrated stock positions, alternative investments*, estate-planning issues and money management. He also focuses on corporate services including, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, ESOP’s, ESPP’s, Defined Benefit Institutional Consulting and liability management for both corporations and individuals.
In order to establish objectives, develop fitting strategies, make recommendations, and review the progress towards reaching the goals and objectives, he insists on understanding the specific needs and biases of every client. Clients can expect to receive personalized advice and access to the specialized investment services essential to sophisticated investors and their families.
University of North Dakota
Personalized advice, disciplined investing and ongoing review can make this a reality.
We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from 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.
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.
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 you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.
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.
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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*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. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management 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.
Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, I can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can I 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.
As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.
We put you first, every day.
Getting to know you is our primary goal.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.