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Frank Quacinella, CFP®, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Frank Quacinella has spent more than half his life providing wealth management advice and guidance for Merrill Lynch clients. A graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, with a degree in Agricultural Business Management Frank joined Merrill Lynch in 1983, coming from the family owned business.
Frank uses a process driven approach when working with clients. He begins by helping clients formalize realistic goals for all their important life priorities. Regular follow up and tracking progress toward goals are critical components to the process.
Frank is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Boards of Standards, Inc. He is required to stay current on the investment climate, latest investment concepts and savings strategies. He has extensive experience working with all the cutting edge retirement strategies and investment analytic tools. His focus is on wealth management strategies for individuals, with special emphasis on retirement income strategies and portfolio management. Frank is a qualified Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a Portfolio Manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis.
Frank also has professional knowledge working with families with special needs children. Frank helps families answer two important questions - Who will take care of my loved one when I am no longer able to, and will there be adequate resources left when I am gone.
|Frank is an active community volunteer. His community activities center around mentoring young people. He helped found the RSC of San Joaquin and Healing Hearts Society; both organizations serve the needs of the special needs community in San Joaquin County. Frank is also a proud supporter of Boy Scouts of America and the United Way of San Joaquin.
His leisure time is spent in the outdoors fishing, boating and traveling. Frank and his wife Nancy have lived in San Joaquin County since 1980; they are the proud parents of 2 sons, Michael and Tommy.
*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in the U.S.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill Lynch tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.
California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo
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Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, I can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can I offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the ongoing advice you need to help you manage fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.
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