The Kemka Group

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The Kemka Group

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The Kemka Group is dedicated to providing Wealth Management services
to families who are going through an M&A event.

The Kemka Group

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Mission Statement

Competence, Integrity, Knowledge and Experience are the pillars of our team. These are the qualities an advisor should possess in order to be privileged to handle your financial affairs in the ever changing financial environment. Our wealth management team is relied on by clients and their families to provide them with sound, objective counsel. Our philosophy is simple, yet under-utilized in the industry, we ALWAYS put the client first.

Our Relationships

Taking care of clients is the lifeblood of our team. Our confidential advice, guidance and service is focused on helping to simplify the lives of business owners who have gone through/or are going through an M&A event, high net worth families and corporate executives.

Our Process

Our disciplined wealth management process is centered around providing a superior client experience. We work with each client to understand their goals. We then gain an intimate understanding of their overall financial picture, and work with the client to build a tailored financial strategy. Utilizing the consummate resources of Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, we provide clients with balance sheet management strategies and tax efficient investment planning. Every one of our relationships is customized to help clients focus on their priorities.

Our Approach

Our prudent investment philosophy is based on due diligence and ongoing research. We regularly monitor client plans and rebalance their portfolio when necessary life or market events occur. Our disciplined approach is accompanied by our top of the line client service, resulting in an extraodinary wealth management experience.

Get To Know Us

Supported by the global resources of Merrill Lynch, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

J. Randall Kemka

J. Randall Kemka

Senior Financial Advisor

203.254.6923
Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly

Financial Advisor

203.254.6955
Brendan  Bakst

Brendan Bakst

Financial Advisor

203.254.6901
Kevin  Mulvihill

Kevin Mulvihill

Client Associate

203.254.6904

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Financial Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Avenya Buzelle

Avenya Buzelle

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Paul G Stauffer

Paul G Stauffer

Trust Specialist

Virginia Anderson

Virginia Anderson

WM Lending Officer

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch, trust and fiduciary services from U.S. Trust, 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.

FAMILY
FAMILY
Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
HEALTH
HEALTH
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
HOME
HOME
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
WORK
WORK
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
LEISURE
LEISURE
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
GIVING
GIVING
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
FINANCE
FINANCE
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Lynch Investment Accounts1
  • Investment Advisory Accounts1
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Exchange-Traded Funds1
  • Mutual Funds1
  • Closed-end Funds1
  • Fixed Income Products1
  • Options1
  • Annuities3
  • Impact Portfolios1
  • Market-Linked Investments1
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Margin1
  • Home Loans2
  • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
  • Credit Cards2
  • Online Account Access1,2

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.

Staying on Track

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 give you peace of mind* that you're on track to help achieve what's most important to you.

Regular reviews to help you stay on track
Regular reviews to help you stay on track

We'll meet with you periodically to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We'll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial strategy to help you stay on course.

  • Sample client review agenda
  • Sample Wealth Outlook Report
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals

Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.

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Access to what you need, when you need it

MyMerrill is your destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities.

  • Your advisor is never more than a click away within our site or mobile apps
  • Manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as touch id, one time passcode, and other security features
  • Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill Lynch’s asset aggregation tool

*Peace of mind is an aspirational state of mind that clients hope to achieve. There are no guaranteed results following completion of the Goals-Based Wealth Management process because markets can fluctuate and investments can lose value. Advisors work with clients to help them understand how the goals based wealth management process can help to address their concerns, financial situation and priorities.

Let’s Have a Conversation

Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, we can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can we 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.

Why Merrill Lynch?

As Merrill Lynch financial advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.


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Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

Getting to know you is our primary goal.

A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill Lynch, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

Adjusting your plan as your life and the markets change.

We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.