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Profile

Anthony serves as a Senior Financial Advisor in Greater Fort Lauderdale. Anthony started his career with Merrill working in Alternative Investments in 2014. Anthony focuses on delivering the wealth management platform to a broad range of clients including corporate executives, financial professionals, founders of privately held companies and their families. Anthony assists by seeking to understand each clients financial objectives through an in depth discovery process, management of concentrated positions, and building a strategy to attain financial goals.

Anthony strategically partners with the Private Executive Services (PES) team within Merrill Private Wealth Management Group in New York City. Anthony has been a downstream partner since 2018. Over time, he works with clients to track their progress and make adjustments that keep clients moving toward their goals. His mission is for clients to utilize his team’s experience to implement a wealth management strategy parallel with prudent investment management.

Anthony holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification and he is a graduate from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in Finance and a minor in Hospitality. During college, Anthony spent summers interning at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), and Merrill Lynch in New York City. In addition to staying active in his community, Anthony's outside interests include traveling, playing and watching sports, and spending time with family and friends. Anthony currently resides in Fort Lauderdale, FL.




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

  • EDUCATION

    Florida State University

    St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Professional Staff

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, my 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.

Michael Hagopian

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill

Corey Bilbo

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #1392632

Past Events

Digital & You

Bank of America, 401 East Las Olas Blvd, Community Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

October 13th, 2022|12:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Ever wonder how you survived without GPS? Many of our clients feel the same way once they start using our digital features. From simple time-savers like remotely depositing a check to cybersecurity must-haves – our digital experiences allow you to get more out of your relationship with Merrill. Join us for a preview of your digital experience as a Merrill Client and learn how to:

·         Simplify how you manage your finances
·         Easily connect with your advisor
·         Go paperless to protect your information
·         Keep your information safe
·         Move money with ease
·         Stay in the know about your rewards.

Hosted By:  Merrill Lynch, Christopher Kolososki, Senior Vice President, Interim Market Executive
Presented By:  Merrill Lynch, Robin Adams, Digital Channel Manager, Digital Wealth Management

Hors d'oeuvres

    Faces of Fraud: How to Stay Safe from the Latest Threats

    Tower Club Fort Lauderdale, 100 SE 3rd Avenue, 28th Floor, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33394

    September 22nd, 2022|5:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

    Join us for a dynamic presentation that focuses on how criminals try to trick us, steal our identities and commit fraud. It demonstrates the simple steps we can employ to keep our identities safe and stay protected from the most common scams and frauds that pervade our society. Jeff provides easy to implement solutions to current real-world risks. Jeff provides quality advice for advisors and their clients to stay safe from fraud along with specific tips and recommendations. Jeff explains the risks and provides the appropriate solutions for prevention. The information is timely, pertinent and entertaining as Jeff uses humor to keep things upbeat.

    Speaker: Jeff Lanza, Retired FBI Agent, Keynote Speaker

      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

      My mission is to understand you and what matters most to you. To take the time, to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully, then to understand, in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today, and where you’d like it to be tomorrow. I help you design and implement a customized wealth management approach that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while helping manage investment risk. My wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.

      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

      I begin every relationship with a conversation, helping you identify and prioritize which goals matter most to you. Whether it's transferring wealth to the next generation, customizing your financial approach to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, I start by listening to learn more about you and your family.

      Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help me get to know you better as an investor and help you refine your investing preferences. Together, I can help customize your investment approach. Using an understanding of your priorities and investment personality as a foundation, I help you access the full breadth of resources from Bank of America’s banking products and services and Merrill’s investment insights to address all aspects of your financial life.

      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 approach 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 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 approach.

      Capabilities

      My 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. My 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. I view myself 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.”).

      Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

      I believe that financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make 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, I 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

      This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

      Corporate and Nonprofit Solutions

      Committed to offering retirement and benefit plan solutions to midsized companies and nonprofit organizations

      Anthony DeCerbo is among a select group of credentialed Merrill advisors focusing on the corporate retirement and benefit plan marketplace. He has earned the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor, CPFA designation and has demonstrated the acumen required to help plan fiduciaries manage their roles and responsibilities.

      Anthony and his team offer Plan Sponsors a range of services, including:

      • A thorough needs assessment and plan evaluation. We develop custom strategies that help meet the needs of Plan Sponsors and improve the financial lives of employees.
      • An objective approach to plan design and implementation. We proactively help ensure plan objectives are met and effectively communicate to employees the benefits associated with plan participation.
      • A multi-faceted communications strategy. We utilize group meetings, webinars, conference calls and individual consultations to reinforce the plan’s value proposition, drive participant satisfaction and support financial wellness.
      • Ongoing plan services to help drive retirement readiness. We believe that a well-constructed plan can help attract and retain talent and will work collaboratively with sponsors to make sure the plan continues to meet participant needs.
      • Access to Merrill Investment Policy Statement (IPS) Services to help define investment objectives. This service assists sponsors with documenting and following a consistent process with respect to maintaining a diversified investment menu.
      • Quality investment reviews and performance reporting. We provide quarterly investment performance and benchmark reporting, including plan level asset allocation reviews and fund level performance.

      Anthony is an active member of the National Association of Plan Advisors, a professional society whose core purpose is to enhance retirement security in America.

      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.

        #DigitalMerrill

        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 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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          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.