Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
GKH Group is committed to helping clients pursue the goals that matter most to them. A multi-generational team with over 100 years of combined investment experience, we have worked to earn the trust of our clients—understanding their families, values, businesses and financial needs. We believe that our experience and integrity, combined with our access to the vast resources of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, form the cornerstone of client relationships and satisfaction.
We feel that wealth should be managed to help achieve outcomes that are personally meaningful to each client. Our experience guiding clients through numerous market fluctuations is the foundation upon which we’ve been able to construct portfolios that help our clients achieve desired goals. We take the time to know clients as individuals and investors taking into account objectives, time horizon, liquidity, current and future cash flow needs, and sensitivity to risk. Whether clients’ priorities are saving for retirement, funding a college education, building a second home, caring for an ill family member, starting or selling a business, or leaving a legacy for the next generation- we create strategies that help connect their personal goals to desired financial outcomes. We see ourselves as a financial ally for each succeeding generation.
Our advisors have been recognized in Barron’s, Forbes & Financial Times. In 2020, Joshua Kampf was named to the Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list and Barron’s named him to its Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State list. Thomas Hutchison holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation, awarded by Investments & Wealth Institute™ in conjunction with the Wharton School. Tom was named to the Forbes 2020 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list and in 2019 and 2020, Barron’s named him to its Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State list. In 2014, Andrew Kampf was recognized by Financial Times as one of America’s top 400 Advisors. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 he was recognized as one of the Top 1,200 Advisors in the U.S. by Barron’s Magazine.
For details about financial strategies and recommendations that may be right for you, contact one of our financial advisors.
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We believe the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Worried about managing future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? With access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.
We begin every relationship with a conversation, helping you identify and prioritize which goals matter most to you. Whether it's transferring wealth to the next generation, customizing your financial approach to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, we start by listening to learn more about you and your family.
Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and help you refine your investing preferences. Together, we can help customize your investment approach. Using an understanding of your priorities and investment personality as a foundation, we help you access the full breadth of resources from Bank of America’s banking products and services and Merrill’s investment insights to address all aspects of your financial life.
Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and potentially help you refine your own investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing through this assessment, we can customize the financial approach we develop together to help you pursue what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help us get to know you - to understand your goals and priorities. These questions will give you a sense of the full assessment and help us provide you with additional insights and resources.
Your life and goals change. We have tools to help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial approach.
We can offer advice and guidance designed to assist you in making investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, We’ll start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.:
The GKH Group has always been a family team. Elliot Glunts, one of the founding members of the GKH Group, started at Merrill in 1963. For the last eight years of his career, Elliot led a three-generation team with his grandson, Josh, and son-in-law, Andy. The red jacket worn by Josh in the team picture was earned by Elliot for making the “Chairman’s Club” in the 1970s and continues to be worn at various Merrill events in honor of his grandfather. While our team and family has grown and innovated significantly over the years, the principles that we were founded on remain the same: honesty and integrity.
Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.
Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” 2020
Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2020
Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2020
Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” 2020
Barron’s America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors:State-by-State 2009 - 2012
Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2014 - 2018.
Financial Times –“Top 400 Financial Advisers” 2014
Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
Insurance Associate Specialist
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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.
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Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together we can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can we 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.