Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
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 Banking Liaison, Wealth Management lanner, Investment Advisor, Strategic Philanthropic Guide and Friend. These roles are very fluid, evolving with the goals and needs of our client 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 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 Alumni Host Committee of Harlem Lacrosse and 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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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.
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 you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.
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.
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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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.
As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.
We put you first, every day.
Getting to know you is our primary goal.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy 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.