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Eugene Cunningham - Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Gene is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor in Merrill's University Town Center office in San Diego, California. He creates portfolios for individuals, businesses, and tax-exempt organizations that do not have the time, talent, or temperament to manage their own investments on a day-to-day basis. Gene focuses on providing confidential wealth management services to a limited number of individuals, families, and organizations of substantial wealth. He employs a consistent, disciplined, coordinated approach which focuses on clients’ long-term and short-term needs while removing the emotional element which can negatively impact the decision-making process. Gene helps clients make more informed decisions about the growth and preservation of their assets and estate while at the same time simplifying their lives. He recognizes that while investment markets are unpredictable, the qualities of trust, integrity, and superior client service are the foundation for outstanding long-term relationships.
Beginning his career as a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in April of 1988, Gene is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. He completed coursework at the Donald T. Regan School of Advanced Financial Management and is a frequent lecturer to other Merrill Financial Advisors throughout southern California in recognition of his client focus, performance, and integrity. Prior to Merrill he served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Gene received his B.S. in Business Administration from Villanova University in 1984. He and his wife Mary and their children Patrick and Claire reside in San Diego.
*CRPC® and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.
*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S.
I am very proud to have served on the Board of Directors of the Physician Advocates for Veterans (www.pave4vets.org). PAVE provides our military veterans with a one-on-one counseling relationship with a volunteer retired physician in order to improve healthcare outcomes. Most physicians are experienced at helping their family and friends understand their medical options. PAVE now extends that help to veterans. Physician advocates help the veteran learn more about their condition, improve their understanding of what their healthcare provider tells them about their condition and treatment options, prepares them for their appointments with their doctor, and helps them become more knowledgeable about how the healthcare system works. There is no cost for our services and our advocates stay with their veterans as long as they are needed. We strongly believe that a medically informed and knowledgeable veteran is a more empowered healthcare consumer.
Merrill Personal Wealth Analysis™ can help us build and document a personalized plan, centered on your goals and focused on what you want to achieve.
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.
We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of 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.
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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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.