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Arisleyda C Riehl

Profile

Arisleyda joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 1994 after interning with the Firm during graduate school. Her long tenure in the industry has given her witness to a variety of challenging markets and economic landscapes. The lessons she has learned have proven invaluable as she helps guide clients through today’s complex, ever changing investment environment on the path to achieving their most cherished financial goals.

In addition to working with a diverse clientele, Arisleyda has a nuanced understanding of the needs of professional women who in recent years have become a stronger financial force. With longer life expectancies, women are spending more years in retirement and are faced with increased health care costs and greater exposure to the effects of inflation on their long-term savings. Working together, Arisleyda strives to help them achieve greater financial security and build a life in retirement around what matters most to them. 
 
Giving back to the community in which she lives and works is a priority for Arisleyda.  She is currently a member of the Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute), the Junior League of Greenwich, the Women in Leadership at Hofstra University, Rotary International and the board of UN Women USA -New York and Building One Community, an organization dedicated to the advance of succesful integration of immigrants and their families. Arisleyda also serves as a mentor with Starfish Connection, an organization providing mentorship, guidance and advocacy for underserved students in the Stamford area. In recognition of her hard work and dedication to the community, Arisleyda was named to Bank of America Volunteer Honor Roll consecutively.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Finance from the State University of New York at Old Westbury, she earned her M.B.A. in International Business from Hofstra University’s Zarb School of Business. In addition to earning the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA) certification and the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC) designation from the College for Financial Planning and the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) credential from National Association of Plan Advisors (NAPA), Arisleyda holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations as well as life, health and long term care insurance licenses.  She is also fluent in Spanish.

Arisleyda currently lives in Stamford, Connecticut with her husband, Ralf. In her spare time she enjoys playing golf, skiing and spending time with her friends and family.

I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.

  • LANGUAGES

    English & Spanish

  • EDUCATION

    Hofstra University

    State University of New York System

Additional Resources

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.

Jeffrey Wiedmann

Wealth Strategist

Merrill

Anthony Spaziani

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

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Upcoming Events

Washington Update 2022 With Andy Friedman

October 19th, 2022|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Join us for a virtual event featuring Andy Friedman, a dynamic and insightful speaker and author known for his unique ability to translate difficult tax and fiscal information coming out of Washington, D.C. into potential growth strategies for business owners, executives and high net worth investors. Andy will discuss his perspective on the current political environment, prospective legislation and strategies for investment and retirement planning on Wednesday, October 19th at 4:00 p.m. EST. 

According to CNBC, Andy Friedman is “one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers on all things political.” An expert on political affairs, Andy explains the ever changing, sometimes confusing, and often crazy world of Washington in a straightforward bipartisan manner. He is known for predicting the outcomes of Washington deliberations and providing financial advisors and investors with strategies to consider in light of the changing political landscape.

    For more information: 203.356.8710 or arisleyda.riehl@ml.com

    Past Events

    Preparing for Homeownership

    April 20th, 2022|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST

    You’re invited to a Virtual Event on Preparing for Homeownership
     
    At Merrill, we are here to help you make thoughtful decisions. That’s why we invite you to join is for this informative presentation. During this educational event, we will cover:

    - Getting ready for homeownership
    - What you need to buy a home 
    - Mortgage basics
    - Finding your new Home 

     Hosted By:

    Arisleyda C Riehl
    Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
    Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

    Omar K Dinar
    Financial Advisor – FADP
    Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

     

     
     

      Investing in your Child's Future: Ways to pursue your Education Goals

      May 18th, 2022|11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

      You are invited to a virtual event: Investing in Your Child's Future
      Join us for an informative discussion on how you can help make higher education for a child or grandchild possible, while also taking advantage of estate planning benefits.

      While the prospect of investing enough money to pay for college may seem daunting, integrating education planning into your overall financial strategy can have its benefits. For parents and grandparents alike, the key to developing an education savings strategy is to understand the options available. We will discuss:
      • Education funding options: borrowing versus saving
      • Tax-advantaged education funding options
      • How Merrill can help you pursue your education funding goals

      Hosted By:
      Arisleyda C Riehl
      Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
      Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

      Omar K Dinar
      Financial Advisor – FADP
      Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

        Investing in your Child's Future

        May 18th, 2022|5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

        You are invited to a virtual event: Investing in Your Child's Future
        Join us for an informative discussion on how you can help make higher education for a child or grandchild possible, while also taking advantage of estate planning benefits.

        While the prospect of investing enough money to pay for college may seem daunting, integrating education planning into your overall financial strategy can have its benefits. For parents and grandparents alike, the key to developing an education savings strategy is to understand the options available. We will discuss:
        • Education funding options: borrowing versus saving
        • Tax-advantaged education funding options
        • How Merrill can help you pursue your education funding goals

        Hosted By:
        Arisleyda C Riehl
        Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
        Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

        Omar K Dinar
        Financial Advisor – FADP
        Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

          Where do we begin? It starts with you.

          At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

          Understanding Your Life

          Approach

          I 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, I 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 me get to know you better as an investor and help you refine your investing preferences. Together, I can help customize your investment approach. Using an understanding of your priorities and investment personality as a foundation, I 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.

          Capabilities

          We believe that to feel good about your finances, you need to know exactly where you are, where you want to go, and how much you may need to get there. I work with you to develop a customized financial approach, drawing on the best thinking of our firm, to help you with your financial future. I will make it clear what you’re paying for and what you’re getting. As your life needs and market conditions change, we can meet to help make sure you’re on track in pursuing your goals and to adjust your approach as needed for the journey ahead.

          Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

          I believe that financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make 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, I start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.

          • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
          • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
          • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
          • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
          • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
          • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
          • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

          This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

          Your approach to investing

          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 help us provide you with additional insights and resources.

          Understanding your goals and priorities

          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.

          Welcome

          Among the reasons I chose to become a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor is because of my passion for helping to educate my clients about investing. As a financial advisor, one of the most valuable things I can do for clients is to help them understand the markets, our goals-based wealth management approach, and to help them understand their life priorities and the impact this can have on their individual wealth management approach. My advice and approach are guided by an interest in your life’s goals and priorities.

          Philosophy

          I 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, I will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.

          Staying on Track

          We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By 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.



          Reviews to help you
          stay on track

          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.



            Changes in your life
            and to your goals

            Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.

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            Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

            You can 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’s asset aggregation tool

              Let’s Have a Conversation

              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.

              Why Merrill?

              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.


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              Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.



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              No question too big or moment too small

              For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.

              Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

              We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

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

              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.

              Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

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