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Romero, Blocker & Associates

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Wealth Management

At Romero, Blocker & Associates, every member of our team is dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals. We believe every client is entitled to the highest level of personalized service and care. With the global resources of Merrill, we’ll place you at the center of the wealth management process as we work together to design a goals-based financial approach to help you reach the goals that matter most to you.
Welcome

Your life is about more than investments. It’s about your business, your family and your legacy across generations. Romero, Blocker & Associates understands this and we work diligently to empower families to define the purpose of their wealth. Our responsibility and primary objective is to put our client’s interest first as we provide them with objective counsel and transparency.

Our Philosophy

We believe your unique goals should be at the center of all of your financial decisions and form the foundation of your financial strategy. Because significant wealth requires customized goals-based financial strategies, we believe in building lasting relationships with a limited number of clients, taking the time to understand your most important priorities for today, tomorrow and your long-term future. Our philosophy celebrates collaboration. Working with a team of specialists, we draw on the resources and insights of a global financial institution to create strategies that reflect your aspirations for yourself and your family. Finally, we believe that while significant wealth brings complex challenges, our experience, passion and perspectives can help you simplify your life.

Who We Work With


Intergenerational Family Planning


We believe that our commitment to excellence, together with our integrity, collaborative approach and dedicated work ethic, are among the reasons that some of our families have chosen to remain with us for close to three decades. We understand that wealth brings substantial complexity and we work to empower our families so they can make sense of that complexity.

Over the last three decades we have worked to protect our families as we recognize that professional and personal obligations can take priority over managing your own day-to-day finances. Drawing upon our experience and capabilities, our team prepares well-thought-out strategies designed to create a legacy for the next generation based on your family’s intentions and your wishes.

We can help with personalized wealth transfer strategies, family wealth education, preserving assets, tax minimization strategies in collaboration with your tax professionals and developing and implementing philanthropic visions - through the establishment of family foundations, donor-advised funds and other charitable trusts.

Business Owners

Having built our own team from scratch, we understand the challenges and responsibilities of running a business. Your personal finances and the life of your company are closely intertwined. You may be thinking about how to invest in your company’s growth while also deciding how best to use your personal assets. We help entrepreneurs and business owners integrate their personal and professional financial goals through lending and cash-flow solutions, risk management, portfolio strategies, retirement plan services and business continuation and succession strategies

Corporate Executives

We understand the complexities that come with your executive position and the extreme demands on your time. We can help you develop a customized strategy that your finances and compensation require, including risk management strategies for your concentrated stock position and plans for your restricted stock units, options, deferred compensation, and other executive compensation. As your career and goals evolve, we will help you develop new strategies to continue simplifying your financial life so you can focus on the things most important to you.

Women

As a woman, you are well aware of how inaccurate stereotypes about gender and money can be. We understand the preconceived assumptions and biases that are associated with women and wealth. We value the importance of honesty, knowledge and transparency – and together we collaborate with you to give you control and understanding of who you are as an investor and what you want to achieve for your career, family and legacy. Through our collaborative approach, we strive to create simplicity and clarity to unleash your financial power and help you obtain financial stability and independence.





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Capabilities

Our process is designed to help deliver a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investments. Our ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience and lending solutions of Bank of America offers a way to help clients manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. We view ourselves as a financial resource, helping clients with potential solutions for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Recognition

Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from financial industry publications or directly from Bank of America Corporation. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Jesus Romero

Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2014 and 2015

Get To Know Us

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.

Sameer Derashri

Wealth Strategist

Merrill

Michael Duffy

Wealth Strategist

Merrill

Nick Foley

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

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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 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.

      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.