Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services4
- Education Funding1
At The Hunter Group, we take a consultative and patient approach to guide clients through what are their most meaningful and often most difficult life decisions. These decisions include: Growing or Selling a Business, Minimizing Taxes, Trust and Estate Planning Services, Retirement Income Planning, Investment Risk Management, etc.
Utilizing our team's diverse knowledge and combined capabilities of Merrill/Bank of America's resources, we deliver highly customized wealth management strategies for business owners, executives, and multi-generational, High Net Worth families whom often have complex needs.
We are passionate about providing a private family office and boutique feel when dealing with our clients. We cultivate relationships that go beyond stocks and bonds by implementing high touch, integrative service structure to help ensure our focus remains aligned with our client's.
We strive to become our client's #1 and most trusted Advisor.
Working with us means working with advisors truly dedicated to helping you pursue what matters to you and the success of your organization. Our approach is simple, transparent and supported by insightful investment guidance. Helping you pursue your goals and the goals of your organization starts with getting to know you. Our job is to understand what matters most to you. We’ll work together to create a strategy that reflects your investment personality and is built around your priorities. You’ll have the flexibility to decide how you want your portfolio managed and understand fees associated with each offering. You’ll receive advice and guidance to help you navigate changes in your life.
Our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.
The Hunter Group is supported by talented specialists who have experience working with institutions and share a strong commitment to guiding investment programs and strategic decision making.
As Bank of America Retirement Benefits Consultants (RBC), The Hunter Group is one of a select group of highly qualified and credentialed Merrill advisors specialized in defined contribution plans who can add value to your plan by:
As a Bank of America Retirement Accredited Financial Advisor[s] (RAFA), The Hunter Group one of a select group of Merrill advisors specialized in defined contribution plans who can add value to your plan by:
Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.
Forbes "Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisors" in 2019
Forbes/SHOOK “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” 2018
Your role as a plan sponsor is more challenging than ever, and it’s not something to face alone. We bring the resources and thought leadership from Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates to bear in helping you provide a strong, healthy and fully compliant program that runs smoothly, engages your employees and makes your job easier. We can help you focus on the areas that may be helpful to plan success, including Fiduciary Advisory Services 1 and Education and Plan Services 2 appropriate for your plan.
1 Fiduciary Advisory Services is an investment advisory program sponsored by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S” or “Merrill”). Merrill offers a broad range of brokerage, investment advisory and other services. There are important differences between brokerage and investment advisory services, including the type of advice and assistance provided, the fees charged, and the rights and obligations of the parties. It is important to understand the differences, particularly when determining which service or services to select. All recommendations must be based on the suitability requirements of the client. Please refer to the Fiduciary Advisory Services Brochure for information on the program including a description of the series and related fees.
2 Education and Plan Services are non-fiduciary services required for Advisor Alliance clients and optional for MLII clients.
3 IPS service is not available for FAS Discretionary. The plan sponsor is responsible for the approval and final adoption of the IPS.
All our efforts revolve around helping your employees pursue their goals. With Bank of America Corporation’s long legacy of service excellence, we take a holistic approach to helping your employees connect their life priorities and financial priorities—in and beyond their benefit plans. By broadening our view to include an employee’s entire financial picture, both in and out of plan, we believe we can help your employees better manage and gain control of their finances.
Advice Access is an investment advisory program sponsored by Merrill that uses a probabilistic approach to determine the likelihood that participants in the program may be able to achieve their specified annual retirement income goal and/or to identify a potential wealth outcome that could be realized. Additionally, the recommendations provided by Advice Access may include a higher level of investment risk than a participant may be personally comfortable with. Participants are strongly advised to consider their personal goals, overall risk tolerance, and retirement horizon before accepting any recommendations made by Advice Access. Participants should carefully review the explanation of the methodology used, including key assumptions and limitations, which is provided in the Advice Access disclosure document (ADV Part 2A) statement. It can be obtained through Benefits OnLine or through your representative.
IMPORTANT: The projections or other information shown in the Advice Access program regarding the likelihood of various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results. Results may vary with each use and over time.
The retirement and financial needs of your employees, as well as the responsibility those needs create for you as an employer, are important to you. We offer the solutions your employees may need to help pursue their financial goals and maintain financial wellness. Our array of resources and experience is designed to help meet your employees’ financial needs in ways that make sense for your company — strategically, operationally and financially. You and your employees will have a team of experienced and passionate advocates for financial wellness on your side. Our team will make your priorities their own so you can focus more on your business.
Beyond our experience, we offer access to the deep intellectual capital and broad capabilities of Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates. If we identify a need we can’t service ourselves, we can connect you with the people and resources to help you. Through our network of advisors, we strive to deliver strategies to help you manage the day-to-day and long-term responsibilities required in pursuing your institution’s goals. As we work together to address your evolving needs, we can make the broad capabilities of Bank of America Corporation feel much more accessible.
We start with an objective and unbiased process to take the time and understand the various dynamics in our client’s life and then help them identify and prioritize their goals and objectives. Next, we develop an integrated wealth management strategy to provide tailored solutions to pursue each goal based on the client's time horizon, liquidity needs, risk tolerance, and the cost associated with the recommendation. Finally, we track and follow up on the plans’ progress and make necessary adjustments to help ensure we stay on track.
Once engaged to represent a client family, we execute on our customizable service model to deliver regular communication and exceed client expectations.
Our team is committed to excellence and our idea of success is being present as our clients achieve their goals.
Our goal is to provide the ultimate client experience!
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.
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.
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Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill’s asset aggregation tool
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.
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.
Clients at various stages in their lives count on us to help them find ways to pursue their financial and life goals, including: