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The Bassam Group

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The markets and economic environment are rapidly evolving—and we believe your family deserves a trusted ally to help guide you through the changing landscape. No matter your goals, The Bassam Group is here to offer the service, structure, and strategies you need to pursue the financial future you desire.

From education funding to world travel, our team caters to affluent families using a family-office approach. Throughout every step, we will uncover the depth of what you’re hoping to accomplish—beyond simply addressing your assets and liabilities.

The Bassam Group

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Welcome

At The Bassam Group, we focus on helping affluent families seize opportunities and uncover blind spots that could jeopardize your future. With our family-office style approach and services, you can find tailored, thorough support that addresses the full breadth of your financial life.

We understand that increasing wealth can also bring new complexities. With a demanding career, growing family, and ambitious goals, staying ahead of the financial world can feel overwhelming.  

Our team’s objective is to lighten your load and streamline your wealth management.

From our first meeting, we provide straightforward perspectives on where you are today. We then work with you to define exactly what you imagine accomplishing and build a strategy to pursue that vision. From education funding to global travel, we will help you address your family’s needs and your aspirations.  

We want to be a lifelong guide and ally. By providing the sophisticated guidance you desire, we can help you transform your dreams into action.

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Understanding Who You Are

Pursuing your goals begins with understanding who you are and what matters most to you. When working together, the following questions will drive our support.

Five Questions for Your Financial Future

1. What are your most important goals and priorities?
Portfolio performance is key, but we also want to help you enjoy your preferred lifestyle and pursue your vision.

2. How do family dynamics affect your wealth management?
We help provide guidance that upholds your family’s unique needs and objectives for generations to come.

3. What is your true risk tolerance?
We believe you deserve support that limits unnecessary risk and matches your comfort level.

4. What values do you hope to promote and pass on?
Your legacy matters. Our team will help you share your wealth and values with your family.

5. How do you define a successful client-advisor relationship?
From your participation in investment decisions to how frequently we meet, your preferences guide our relationship.

By building a spirit of inquiry into our support, we strive to address all of your financial goals and reflect who you truly are.

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Philosophy

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.

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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.

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Focus On Individuals and Families

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.:

  • 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

 

Recognition

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

Ehsan S. Bassam

Forbes “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors”  2018 and 2020

Forbes "Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisors" in 2019

Meet the 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.

Alexander Londono, CPFA®

Alexander Londono, CPFA®

Employee Benefits Specialist

Merrill Lynch

Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy

Wealth Strategist

Merrill Lynch

Nick Foley

Nick Foley

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #1190976

Your Financial Approach

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.

FAMILY
Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Planning Services4
  • Education Funding1
  • Insurance3
HEALTH
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
HOME
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
WORK
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
LEISURE
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
GIVING
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds4
  • Private Foundations4
  • Charitable Trusts4
FINANCE
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill 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

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.

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 approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.


Periodic 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.


    Monitoring 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.

    Wealth Management Your Way

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

    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 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.

      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.