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Michael H. Reid, CFA, CFP® - Wealth Management Advisor, Senior Vice President - Wealth Management
Michael provides wealth management and financial strategies to some of the firm's most affluent clients. He has over 20 years of wealth management experience and joined Merrill Lynch in 1992.
After a thorough review of client objectives and risk tolerance, his group tailors a portfolio designed to meet the risk/return needs of the investor while considering the investment time horizon, tax consequences, liquidity needs, any legal considerations and other unique circumstances. His team's philosophy emphasizes risk reduction through a long-term approach using asset allocation strategies.
Michael Reid obtained his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of the Pacific. He holds an MBA from Sacramento State University, and a Master of Science in Finance from the Kelley Business School at Indiana University. He has participated in executive education programs at Wharton.
He completed a three year curriculum in investment analysis and portfolio management and has been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst®, designation. He obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification from the CFP Board of Standards, and has completed the Chartered Financial Consultant® credential from The American College. Michael has both the Series 7 and Series 66 FINRA registrations.
Mike is an active member in the Security Analysts of San Francisco, The CFA® Institute, and the Financial Planning Association.
He lives with his wife and three children in Marin, north of San Francisco. He enjoys playing classical and jazz piano, playing tennis, and snow skiing.
|Linda Stalcup - Registered Senior Client Associate
Linda has been with Merrill Lynch for over 30 years in customer service and operations. Linda has held both the Series 7 and Series 66 FINRA securities registrations since 1981. In her spare time she enjoys the sport of Dressage with her horse, Franz.
Michelle Gipson - Registered Senior Client Associate
Michelle joined Merrill Lynch in 1986 and brings 25 years of experience in customer service and operations. She received her B.S. degree from Colorado State University and has held her Series 7 and 63 FINRA registrations since 1991. Michelle and her husband Raymond have two children in college, Andrew and Jessica.
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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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