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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
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1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.
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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.
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We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.
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.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.