Franz Wealth Management Group

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Franz Wealth Management Group

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At The Franz Wealth Management Group, every member of our team is dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals. We believe every client is entitled to the highest level of personalized service and care. With the global resources of Merrill Lynch, we’ll place you at the center of the wealth management process as we work together to design goals-based financial strategies to help you reach the goals that matter most to you.

Franz Wealth Management Group

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Our value and what it means to you

At The Franz Wealth Management Group we believe our local presence, 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.

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Philosophy

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.

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Our Process

The process begins by listening. Establishing a clear picture of your life and financial goals is the first step.

Our disciplined process progresses through five stages:

Step 1—Assess the Situation:
We start by devoting considerable time and resources to learn about you and your financial position, priorities and dreams.

Step 2—Articulate Needs and Goals:
As you describe to us your specific concerns, we can help you identify your goals, liquidity needs, time horizon and risk tolerance so we can help you design your customized road map.

Step 3—Define and Refine Approach:
We can discuss "what if" scenarios and simulate their impact on your current lifestyle to help identify any necessary trade-offs, refine the decision-making process and make adjustments accordingly.

Step 4—Implementation:
Our task at this stage is to take each of your goals and find investments or other financial strategies that can help you pursue them.

Step 5—Review Progress:
Periodic reviews and evaluations of your investment strategies are key parts of the process, to help keep those strategies aligned with your goals. As your life changes, we can suggest ways to rebalance your portfolio or reformat you strategies as necessary.

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Our capabilities:

• Definition of goals
• Financial guidance
• Budget and cash flow analysis
• Retirement Planning
• Trust and estate planning services
• Risk management and tax minimization strategies
• Philanthropy and legacy planning
• Long-term care funding
• Access to home financing from Bank of America, N.A.
• Access to banking services from Bank of America, N.A.

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Focus On Individuals and Families

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:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals
We work closely with other trusted professionals to help clients pursue their goals, drawing on the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America as we do so.

Meet the Team

Supported by the global resources of Merrill Lynch, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

John A. Franz,

John A. Franz,

Wealth Management Advisor

941.364.5672
Isabelle  Striplin

Isabelle Striplin

Financial Advisor

941.364.5686
Ryan A Williams

Ryan A Williams

Financial Advisor

941.845.1752
John  Lolli

John Lolli

Financial Advisor

941.364.5655
Richard  Hayman

Richard Hayman

Client Associate

941.364.5646

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Financial Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Sheau-Lei H Ellison

Sheau-Lei H Ellison

Structured Credit Executive

Jason T Albano

Jason T Albano

Trust Specialist

Dorothy Cecilia Remy

Dorothy Cecilia Remy

Retirement Specialist

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch, trust and fiduciary services from U.S. Trust, 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.

FAMILY
FAMILY
Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
HEALTH
HEALTH
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
HOME
HOME
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
WORK
WORK
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
LEISURE
LEISURE
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
GIVING
GIVING
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
FINANCE
FINANCE
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Lynch Investment Accounts1
  • Investment Advisory Accounts1
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Exchange-Traded Funds1
  • Mutual Funds1
  • Closed-end Funds1
  • Fixed Income Products1
  • Options1
  • Annuities3
  • Impact Portfolios1
  • Market-Linked Investments1
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Margin1
  • Home Loans2
  • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
  • Credit Cards2
  • Online Account Access1,2

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.

Staying on Track

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 give you peace of mind* that you're on track to help achieve what's most important to you.

Regular reviews to help you stay on track
Regular reviews to help you stay on track

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.

  • Sample client review agenda
  • Sample Wealth Outlook Report
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals

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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Access to what you need, when you need it

MyMerrill is your destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities.

  • Your advisor is never more than a click away within our site or mobile apps
  • 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 Lynch’s asset aggregation tool

*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. 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.

Let’s Have a Conversation

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.

Why Merrill Lynch?

As Merrill Lynch financial advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.


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Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

Getting to know you is our primary goal.

A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill Lynch, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

Adjusting your plan as your life and the markets change.

We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.