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- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
As a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor, I focus on connecting all aspects of clients’ financial lives to help them prioritize and pursue the goals that matter most to them.
Douglas I. Schwartz, CFP®, CAIA®, CPFA, is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor. He is also a qualified Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a Portfolio Manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis. Douglas has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification, the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) and, Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor (CPFA) designations as well as having passed the Bar Exams of the States of Ohio and Florida, along with Federal Bar Exams in the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.
Douglas came to Banc of America Investment Services in 2006 from Lehman Brothers, where he was a Financial Advisor since 2002. Douglas assists both business owners and individuals in identifying their investment goals, creating appropriate strategies and implementing them. He manages risk and return via a core and satellite discipline, utilizing professional money managers and non-correlated asset classes.
Douglas graduated from Cornell University’s Johnson School with a Master of Business Administration, Tulane University School of Law with a Juris Doctor, Earlham College with a Bachelor of Arts and Deerfield Academy. He practiced law from 1996 through 2001.
Douglas currently resides in Miami Beach with his wife and two sons.
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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.
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.
Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.
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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.
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.
We put you first, every day.
We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.
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.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.