Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
- Long-term Care Insurance3
- Health Savings Account2
- Disability Insurance3
Russel has served as a Wealth Management Advisor for wealthy families and institutional investors for the past 19 years. From offices in Rancho Santa Fe, Los Angeles and Rockefeller Center in New York he is a resource to clients representing the capabilities and access of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in the global financial markets. Russel directs investment strategy, asset allocation, manager evaluation and liability management for senior business executives and a select group of clients in the entertainment, sports, legal and technology sectors. Along with his partners he provides a broad array of wealth management services for HNW and UHNW clients including: trust and estate planning management; cash management; single and restricted stock risk management, retirement planning; aviation, art and marine lending; derivatives trading and alternative investments.
Mr. Upton holds the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® certification, administered by the Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) and taught in conjunction with The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Previously Russel served as Senior Vice President for U.S. Trust (now Bank of America Private Bank) and Senior Vice President for City National Bank in Los Angeles and San Diego. He has also worked in the entertainment industry, serving as Manager of Finance for New Regency Productions and a Senior Accountant for Morgan Creek Productions in Burbank. Russel earned both his B.S. in Finance and MBA from the College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge.
His community involvement has included service as a Director on the San Diego Zoo Foundation Board, the San Diego Sports Commission Board and the San Diego Opera Board.
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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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