Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
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 reviewed 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 Global 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 your financial approach 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 and your family.
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. Together, we can help customize your investment approach. 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 investments. Our ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience and lending solutions of 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 potential solutions for transferring wealth to the younger generation.
We can offer advice and guidance designed to assist you in making investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, We’ll start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.:
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 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 approach.
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, 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.
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
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Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill’s asset aggregation tool
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.
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.