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I focus on offering a comprehensive approach to managing wealth that begins with getting to know a client and the client’s family, financial situation and what matters most to them. Then I help them create a customized wealth management approach that can be flexible as their needs and market conditions change. I provide access to the investment insights of Merrill and banking convenience of Bank of America to help address the various aspects of clients’ financial lives. I am driven by my passion for delivering excellent service and helping clients pursue their goals.

Community involvement is an integral part of how we interact with clients and communities. We are enthusiastically involved with volunteering and fundraising for organizations such as National Dance Institute (NDI). Let us show you how our professionalism and dedicated client service could benefit you and your family. Contact us at your earliest convenience.

  • EDUCATION

    The George Washington University (BA - Political Science)

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.

Mark D Temple

Employee Benefits Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

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

Welcome

I can help you make better financial decisions. And by working with me you will be more confident that you are making the right decisions. My approach is different and at the heart of my philosophy is getting you to take the right amount of risk given your unique circumstances. I find most investors either take too much risk or not enough.

My focus is on you and your goals. At Merrill we practice Goals Based Wealth Management (GBWM) and your personal goals drive our investment recommendations. This contrasts with traditional brokers who base their advice on how they predict the market will perform over the next few months or years.

An integral aspect of my practice is to listen intently to the questions my clients ask. I do this not only so I can answer in a thoughtful and respectful manner, but it also informs me of where their concerns lie. I am a teacher at heart and love to help other people learn. I’ll leave the jargon and fast-talking to Wall Street types who just want your money.

I have extensive experience in the financial services industry and this is important to you because I use everything I know to help you be successful. I worked for over 30 years on Wall Street as a Research Analyst, Salesperson, Trader and Manager with some of the best firms in the industry including Lehman Brothers, First Boston, Swiss Bank and UBS. In these positions I was based all over the world including in New York, Tokyo, London, Chicago, and San Francisco.

In terms of formal training and experience I became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder in 2001. I also hold various FINRA Registrations including the Series 3 (National Commodities Futures), Series 4 (Registered Options Principal), Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 8 (General Securities Sales Supervisor), Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law) & Series 65 (Uniform Investment Advisor Law).

Capabilities

Using the broad investing resources of Merrill, I can also assist with potential solutions for income management, education funding, retirement income planning, and guidance for executives with concentrated stock positions, traditional and alternative investments, wealth transfer and estate planning services. And with your permission we can also work closely with your other professionals, such as attorneys, accountants and specialists, to help you pursue your goals.

DISCLOSURE: Some or all alternative investments may not be appropriate for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other appropriate investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.

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.

Approach

No two investment approaches are alike because no two investors are alike. I'll examine several components — your life priorities, investment personality and financial situation — and work together to help you create a customized, actionable approach with personalized advice and measurable goals. I'll help you track progress to your goals and work with you to adjust your investment approach over time, as needed.

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

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    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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      We put you first, every day.
      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.