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- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
Katie served as the Resident Director of Merrill Lynch Arcadia office from 2014-2016 and is currently a Wealth Management Advisor. Her focus is on managing portfolios to enhance their return while controlling and maintaining the risk tolerance specifically tailored for each high net-worth client. She joined Merrill Lynch in 2010 after 14 years in the financial services and accounting industry, along with her team, are dedicated to providing clients with the finest individually tailored approach to financial and investment strategies. At the heart of Katie's philosophy is a passion to build enduring client relationships through her commitment to providing outstanding guidance and service.
Katie advises family foundations, medical doctors, business owners and high net-worth clients on wealth accumulation, preservation and transfer through the creation of individually customized wealth management strategies utilizing a defined process. Katie offers clients a wide range of services, including: portfolio development, foundation management, retirement and education planning, liability management, tax minimization, and asset preservation. She also provides sophisticated strategies pertaining to concentrated stock positions, company stock options, liquidity and alternative investment strategies.
Katie holds the designations of CIMA® (Certified Investment Management Analyst®), CRPC® (Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM), CRPS® (Chartered Retirement Plans SpecialistSM), Retirement Accredited Financial Advisor, and brings a diverse business and finance background to clients. Katie began her professional career at a public accounting firm in Dallas in 1996, then a CFO for a telecommunication start-up company in Los Angeles, later as a financial consultant at a turnaround and crisis management firm. She founded Pan Pacific Realty & Investment, concentrated in the marketing of Chinese real estate investment opportunities in the U.S.
A native of China, Katie studied law at Peking University in Beijing and pursued her passion as a runner in track & field, then transferred to Baylor University in 1991 on a full track scholarship and held the Baylor woman’s 400m hurdle record for years. From Baylor she received a BBA and Master of Taxation. She was licensed in real estate and as a Certified Public Accountant. Katie was a board member of the Peking University Alumni Association of Southern California and served as its president from 2008-2010. Katie hosts seminar regularly for numerous organizations on the topic of investment, risk management and woman as an investor. Katie enjoys spin class, traveling, cooking, sci-fi movies, and weekends at Huntington Beach.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.
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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.
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.
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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.