Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
The Jacobus Wealth Management Group brings a proud heritage of financial experience to a diverse and accomplished clientele in New York, New Jersey, Florida and 24 other states.
“We’re a family that treats clients like family,” explains Jake Jacobus. “We now serve third, fourth and even fifth generations including active and retired corporate executives, attorneys, CPAs, business owners and individuals. It takes more effort to cultivate strong relationships, but appreciating a client’s situation and motivation is critical to providing superior financial-life management to them and their families. At the heart of our philosophy is a desire to bring clients the knowledge and resources they need for college planning, liquidity events, and retirement.”
Through a disciplined five-step process, Wayne, Jake and Scott Jacobus provide clients with a standard of care that’s designed to exceed expectations. Looking beyond investments, the team analyzes individual and family implications for the near and long term, asking questions and listening closely to what clients say and don’t say. The team helps clients establish and define their goals – then gathers and assesses data to evaluate clients’ current financial status. Recommendations are aligned with clients’ objectives and monitored for future life changes. Wealth management strategies may include suggestions for investment and retirement planning, liability management, even budgeting and spending. In short, we help simplify complicated financial lives.
Using BofA Merrill Lynch rGlobal Research and investment models, as well as selected money managers, the team takes a global perspective in actively managing client portfolios. To help mitigate risk, and often to provide income, each portfolio may be diversified across asset classes, sectors and borders.
“We’re genuinely interested in clients’ lives and legacies – and enhancing the quality of both. This is our family’s life work - whether we’re helping clients explore their dreams and reasons for investing, or being a source of strength during difficult times,” adds Wayne.
We believe your goals should be at the center of all your monetary decisions and form the foundation of your financial strategy. We understand the complexities of life and have the resources to provide various services. These services include but are not limited to the following:
We 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 financial strategies to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, we start by listening to learn more about you.
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 help you refine your investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing, through this assessment we can customize financial strategies together. Using an understanding of your priorities and investment personality as a foundation, we 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.
Our 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 investment management. Our ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America offers a way to help clients manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. We view ourselves as a financial resource, helping clients with strategies for transferring wealth to the younger generation.
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:
We work closely with other trusted professionals to help clients pursue their goals, drawing on the investment insights of Merrill and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America as we do so.
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 strategy 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 give you a sense of the full assessment and help us provide you with additional insights and resources.
Your life and goals change. We have tools to help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.
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.
MyMerrill is your online and mobile destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities
It’s easy to seamlessly integrate your Merrill Wealth Management and Bank of America banking accounts online and through our mobile apps with a single click
You can manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as Face ID/Touch ID, one time passcode and other security features
Your advisor is a click away through our Secure Inbox and texting application
Access to your complete financial life is available with Spending & Budgeting, integrating your Merrill and Bank of America activity into a powerful tool to track your expenses and income
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.