The Shepard Ellison Group

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The Shepard Ellison Group

Wealth Management

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The Shepard Ellison Group

Welcome

Our entire team shares a common goal: to help clients pursue their personal financial goals, such as planning for and funding children's educations, helping ensure that money lasts in retirement, and planning for potential health care costs. Everything we do takes into account clients' personal perspectives and priorities. Our goal is to help bring simplicity and transparency to the complexities of investing; making the intimidating task of planning for the future an exciting journey of managing and helping reach your goals.

Philosophy

No two people are alike. Consequently, there is no singular wealth management strategy or tactic that is appropriate for everyone. What matters most to us is what matters most to you. Once we get to know you, your priorities, your goals, risk tolerance, time horizons, liquidity needs and what you want to accomplish over time, only then can we help you position yourself to identify and address financial challenges and opportunities. To that end, we will thoughtfully employ our experience and resources to help guide you as you pursue your goals.

Approach

Our approach to investing is grounded in an understanding of you. It all begins with a conversation. We take the time to get to know you-your kids' names, how hard you worked to get where you are and how you define success. We'll work together with you to understand your investment personality, prioritize your goals and build a financial strategy that reflects your needs. We believe investors can benefit from our advice, access to the investment insights offered by Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America. When it comes to your success, there's only one financial strategy that really matters - yours.

Capabilities

You can’t feel good about your finances unless you know exactly where you are, where you want to go, and how much you may need to get there. We work with you to develop a customized financial strategy, drawing on the best thinking of our firm, to help you with your financial future. We will manage all aspects of your relationship, making it clear what you’re paying for and what you’re getting. As your life and the markets change, we will meet periodically to help make sure you’re on track in pursuing your goals and to adjust your strategy as needed for the journey ahead.

Focus On High-Net-Worth Individuals and Business Owners

We're fully versed in the many issues that affect wealth management. No matter what your short- and long-term goals may be, we'll begin by getting to know you as we explore the following seven priorities together:

  • 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 and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together; defining your financial goals
We work closely with other professionals to help clients pursue their wealth management goals, drawing on the investment insights of Merrill and offering access to the banking convenience of Bank of America as we do so.

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 strategy 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.

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 strategy.

Meet Our Team

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.

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.

John Pellegrini

John Pellegrini

Markets Specialist

Merrill Lynch

James Brennan

James Brennan

Trust Specialist

Merrill Lynch

Scott S MacIntyre

Scott S MacIntyre

Retail Sales Manager

Bank of America, N.A.

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Upcoming Events

#WomenInvested Speaker Series

Mandarin Oriental, 1330 Maryland Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024

December 12th, 2019

Merrill has launched a series designed to connect women locally. The series celebrates the successes women have made in their financial lives and encourages open conversations about money, investing, and owning their financial futures.

    For more information: 202.659.7237 or angela.g.ellison@ml.com

    Your Financial Strategy

    We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from 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.

    FAMILY
    FAMILY
    Taking care of your family and other people in your life
    • Trust & Estate Services2
    • Education Funding Strategies1
    • Insurance3
    HEALTH
    HEALTH
    Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
    • Long-term Care Insurance3
    • Health Savings Account2
    • Disability Insurance3
    HOME
    HOME
    Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
    • Home Loans2
    • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
    • Securities-Based Lending2
    • Credit Cards2
    WORK
    WORK
    Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
    • Bank of America Business Banking2
    • Exchange Funds1
    • Concentrated Stock Management1
    • Succession Planning1
    LEISURE
    LEISURE
    Spending your free time in meaningful ways
    • Credit Cards2
    • Securities-Based Lending2
    • Structured Lending2
    GIVING
    GIVING
    Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
    • Donor-Advised Funds2
    • Private Foundations2
    • Charitable Trusts2
    FINANCE
    FINANCE
    Using your finances to bring it all together
    • Merrill Lynch Investment Accounts1
    • Investment Advisory Accounts1
    • Alternative Investments1
    • Exchange-Traded Funds1
    • Mutual Funds1
    • Closed-end Funds1
    • Fixed Income Products1
    • Options1
    • Annuities3
    • Impact Portfolios1
    • Market-Linked Investments1
    • Securities-Based Lending2
    • Margin1
    • Home Loans2
    • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
    • Credit Cards2
    • Online Account Access1,2

    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.

    Staying on Track

    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.

    <br />Periodic reviews to help you <br /> stay on track

    Periodic reviews to help you
    stay on track

    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.

      <br />Monitoring changes in your life<br />and to your goals

      Monitoring changes in your life
      and to your goals

      Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.

      Wealth Management Your Way

      MyMerrill is your online and mobile destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities

      It’s easy to seamlessly integrate your Merrill Wealth Management and Bank of America banking accounts online and through our mobile apps with a single click

      You can manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as Face ID/Touch ID, one time passcode and other security features

      Your advisor is a click away through our Secure Inbox and texting application

      Access to your complete financial life is available with Spending & Budgeting, integrating your Merrill and Bank of America activity into a powerful tool to track your expenses and income

        Let’s Have a Conversation

        There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor committed to your needs – a caring advisor who can leverage the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America to help clients face today’s financial and economic landscape. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

        Why Merrill Lynch?

        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.


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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.

        Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

        Getting to know you is our primary goal.

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

        Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

        Adjusting your strategy as your life and the markets change.

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