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When you select The Barzilay Group, you are not just getting an individual, you are supported by decades of experience in the financial services industry. The business ethics and investment principles that have served clients well since Arthur Barzilay joined Merrill Lynch in 1980 have been embraced by our next generation — Rachel Barzilay. We have a tradition of total devotion to the pursuit of excellence, with a genuine enthusiasm for helping clients. Clients who choose to work with us feel our passion in every interaction.
Once we learn about you and truly understand what you want to accomplish in life, we can help develop your asset allocation strategy. Just as important to the asset allocation process is the set of strict guidelines we establish upfront and adhere to for the ongoing management of your portfolio. This disciplined, well-diversified approach is geared to clients who want to preserve and maintain their lifestyle. It is designed to help minimize the impact of unexpected market events so your portfolio strategies can function for you as intended.
The extraordinary events that influenced the financial markets in 2008 and 2009 are only a backdrop to some of the most important decisions we will focus on together. We have always believed in developing a robust wealth management strategy that is long term in nature and not overly reactive to issues.
Our other essential belief is that your strategy must be individualized. We will give you the attention along with the time needed to establish a comfort level whereby you and family members, if appropriate, can share with us a complete and honest picture of your goals, expectations, time horizon, liquidity needs and risk profile, including challenges that might keep you up at night. Our professional and disciplined approach, based on listening, understanding and responding, is geared toward developing strategies and potential opportunities that form the foundation of a wealth strategy.
The appropriate asset allocation for clients would allow them to participate in the upside potential of the markets while managing their downside risk. That is because many clients come to us having already achieved affluence and are averse to putting their lifestyle at risk for the potential of future gains. Getting true understanding of an individual's tolerance for risk is fundamental to what we do.
Exceeding the needs and expectations of clients requires significant time and attention. Providing outstanding customer service elevates service to the next level — in our belief, the only level clients should accept. This type of commitment to service and to our ability to fulfill it comes from having the right people, working in a nurturing environment that values accuracy, energy and optimism.
We integrate the experience and knowledge of each member of our group, along with Merrill Lynch specialists, to help simplify your life. With your approval, we will maintain ongoing relationships with your legal, tax and estate planning advisors so that your entire team can be on the same page when it comes to the advice and guidance they provide for you.
Supported by the global resources of Merrill Lynch, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.
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We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch, trust and fiduciary services from U.S. Trust, 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.
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.
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 give you peace of mind* that you're on track to help achieve what's most important to you.
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.
Your life and goals change. We can help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.
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*Peace of mind is an aspirational state of mind that clients hope to achieve. There are no guaranteed results following completion of the Goals-Based Wealth Management process because markets can fluctuate and investments can lose value. Advisors work with clients to help them understand how the goals based wealth management process can help to address their concerns, financial situation and priorities.
Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, we can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the ongoing advice you need to help you manage fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.
As Merrill Lynch financial advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.
We put you first, every day.
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Getting to know you is our primary goal.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill Lynch, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.