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- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
As a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor, I focus on connecting all aspects of clients’ financial lives to help them prioritize and pursue the goals that matter most to them.
I strive to help the successful become more so. I feel fortunate and proud to be an member of The Erdmann Group. We work to help clients free up intellectual and emotional bandwidth, allowing them to focus on what is most important.
We serve five primary roles; Personal Banker, Wealth Management Planner, Investment Advisor, Philanthropic Partner and Trusted Friend. These roles are very fluid, evolving with the goals and needs of our families.
This is a business built on trust. We aspire to work with people we like and respect, who hopefully feel similarly about us. Our interests are aligned with our families. We co-invest alongside them, gaining or losing as they do.
We are not brokering transactions. We are building relationships.
A financial professional with over 20 years of legal and financial services experience, from 2001 to 201, Read was head of trading of Eos Partners, L.P. Prior to Eos, He was an analyst and trader at Kadem Capital. Before that, Read practiced corporate law at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Clifford Chance LLP.
Read graduated Cum Laude from Harvard College, where he played varsity football and lacrosse. Read is also a graduate of NYU School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in NY, CT and the Federal Courts. Read does not offer legal advice in his role as Financial Advisor.
Read is on the Board of Mission a.k.a. The CT Challenge, the NYC Executive Board of Harlem Lacrosse and the Board of The Open Doors Shelter in Norwalk, CT.
Read is a bad golfer, a mediocre cross fitter and steadfastly refuses to quit playing lacrosse.
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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.
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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.
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 approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.
We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.
Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.
MyMerrill is your online destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities.
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Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together I can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can I offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.
As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.
We put you first, every day.
We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.
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.