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Merrill Lynch

The Chappell Walker Group

Wealth Management Group

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Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management

The investment insights of Merrill, along with access to the banking services and lending solutions of Bank of America, can offer a range of potential opportunities in today’s fast-moving economy. In this environment, we believe you should have a financial advisor who asks thoughtful questions, can call upon a global network of specialists and can offer thought leadership that can be instrumental in helping you pursue your financial goals.

Welcome

We believe that you should be fully involved in the wealth management process. Instead of simply starting a client relationship with an investment-focused discussion, we begin with an assessment that helps us determine your investment personality. That information helps us identify and address individual goals that are personally meaningful to you. With a better understanding of how you feel about investing, we can work with you to develop an approach designed to help you make the most of your financial resources as you pursue your specific goals.

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Longevity

Bruce Chappell has been nationally recognized by Merrill for providing excellent service for over 56 years.  Bruce started his career flying planes in the Navy after graduating from Duke University with a degree in Civil Engineering.  In 1966 he began his career at Merrill, catering to the ultra-high net worth individuals in and around the city of Jacksonville.  He continues to provide a high level of service to his clients and is one of the longest tenured employees in the entire firm.

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.

Approach

Wealth Management is a dynamic process. As we focus on you today and help you identify your goals for tomorrow, we can strive to work together throughout life’s ups, downs, triumphs, and transitions. Helping you pursue your goals starts with getting to know you and your family. Our job is to first understand what matters most to you. We will work together to create a financial approach that reflects your investment personality and is built around your life priorities. We will be here to help you make adjustments to your wealth management approach if and when necessary over time.

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

We believe that to feel good about your finances, you need to know exactly where you are, where you want to go, and how much you may need to get there. We work with you to develop a customized financial approach, drawing on the best thinking of our firm, to help you with your financial future. We will make it clear what you’re paying for and what you’re getting. As your life needs and market conditions change, we can meet to help make sure you’re on track in pursuing your goals and to adjust your approach as needed for the journey ahead.

  • With more than 230 combined years of experience in the financial services industry, we can offer thoughtful advice and guidance with access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America.

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.

Craig C Walker

Barron's "Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State" 2019
Published on March 11, 2019. Rankings based on data as of September 30, 2018.

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" 2021 and 2022
Published annually Jan- April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.

A Perry Chappell

On Wall Street "Top 40 Advisors Under 40" 2007 - 2008
Published annually in Jan. - Dec. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30 - Dec 31 of prior year.

Barron's "Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State" 2014 - 2019
Published annually in February - March. Rankings based on data as of September 30 of the prior year.

Barron's "America's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors: State-by-State" 2009 - 2013
Published annually in February. Rankings based on data as of September 30 of the prior year.

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" 2018 - 2022
Published annually Jan- April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.

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.

Michael Duffy

Wealth Strategist

Merrill

Brian R Arnold

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill

Sarah F Prewitt

Structured Credit Executive

Bank of America, N.A.

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 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.