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- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
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At The Franz Wealth Management Group we believe our local presence in the Lakewood Ranch community, coupled with our team’s size and diversity, provide a unique value proposition in servicing high net worth individuals and their families, business owners and institutions with liquidity events by providing customized investment strategies, and liability management. We deliver the intimacy of a boutique with the resources of a global institution, and begin each relationship with evaluating the concerns and priorities of our clients. After thorough discussion and analysis, we employ a broad array of asset classes to design well diversified, customized portfolios that focus on risk management and capital preservation.
It’s important to plan for your financial future, which means getting more than investment advice. We believe you may find value in a one-on-one relationship with someone dedicated to knowing who you are and what you want to accomplish. Someone who knows your kids’ names, how hard you worked to get where you are, how you define a successful life and how you view investing. Our commitment is centered in helping clients achieve their goals by making their needs and wants a priority. Our advice and strategies are guided by what’s important to you, and our success is defined by your satisfaction over time.
Drawing on the team’s experience, knowledge and insight, as well as the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we assist clients in coordinating the various aspects of their financial lives.
Retirement planning services
Utilizing the team’s sophisticated tools, we can help you decide how much retirement income you will need in order to have the retirement that you envision. Based on your input, we will suggest an investment strategy designed let you pursue your retirement goals. For those already retired, we can help to create a strategy appropriate for the lifestyle they desire.
Risk management strategies
It is critically important to understand both how to avoid risk and how to use it to your advantage. We will always carefully assess your tolerance for risk and design suitable short and long-term strategies to help you prepare for the unexpected. We feel strongly that it is our responsibility to help you avoid the potential financial land mines that could devastate you and your family.
Financial decisions that you make today may potentially have tax consequences that could have a significant impact on your lifestyle in the future and, ultimately, could influence how much of your wealth is available to fund your legacy. We can work with a client's tax advisors and estate planning attorneys in an effort to design strategies that help to minimize income tax and estate tax liability.
Wealth transfer strategies
To help you preserve your assets and pass them on to the people and causes you care most about, we collaborate with the firm’s trust and estate planning specialists and, with your permission, your personal estate planning attorney to facilitate wealth transfer strategies that seek to minimize tax liability. Strategies that may be considered are insurance, trusts, gifting and family partnerships.
We work primarily with high-net-worth individuals and families. We’ll begin by getting to know you as we explore the following seven priorities together:
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.
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We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from 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 you stay on track to 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. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management 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 Wealth Management 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.
Getting to know you is our primary goal.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, 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.