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Hear from Brian Shambo about how he and the
Shambo-Ashdown Wealth Management Group
educate and empower families to help navigate
the challenges of growing their assets, preserving
their wealth and planning their legacy.  


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Welcome

Our mission is to understand you and your priorities. To take the time, to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully, then to understand, in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today, and where you'd like it to be tomorrow. We help you design, implement and periodically monitor a customized wealth management strategy that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while managing investment risk. Our wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.

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Our Approach

We have developed and refined a goals-based wealth management process that evolves over time, aligned with our client’s personal and professional lives. This disciplined, agenda-driven approach offers forward-looking advice and adds predictability to an otherwise uncertain world.

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance we leverage proprietary Merrill Lynch Wealth Management tools, such as the Investment Personality Assessment. It assists us in getting to know you better as an investor and to potentially help you refine your own investing preferences. We also build our financial strategies around your goals, utilizing the firm’s Seven Life Priorities framework to identify and prioritize what’s important to you and your family.

Additional Resources

We have access to a wide variety of Specialists, each with a unique skill-set that complements our immediate team members and highlights many of the unique aspects of our thoughtful planning process:

Robert Bracken, Wealth Management Lending Officer, NMLS ID 392248 – Residental Lending and Credit

Valerie Galinskaya, Director, Wealth Strategist – Center for Family Dynamics and Governance™ at Merrill Lynch

William Papenfuss III, Director, Trust Specialist – U.S. Trust services

Cecilia C. Remy, Director, Retirement Specialist – Annuities and 529 Plans

Brian M. Kuhn, Assistant Vice President, Internal Insurance Specialist – Life Insurance and Long-Term Care






*Wealth Management Lending Officers do not offer investment advice, nor make recommendations on investment products.

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Capabilities

Our ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America offers a way for us to work with our families to manage all the pieces of their financial lives. In the end, our team aims to help bring simplicity and transparency to the complexities of finance; making the intimidating task of planning for the future an exciting journey of managing and helping you pursue your goals. When you succeed, we succeed.

Recognition

Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Brian M Shambo

Barron’s America’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors:State-by-State 2018 and 2019

On Wall Street –“Top 40 Under 40”  2018

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  2018 and 2019

Jeremy Schwibner

Forbes “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors”  2017 and 2018

Meet the Team

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.

Your Financial Strategy

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.

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 you stay on track to 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.

    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 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

    You can 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'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. 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.

      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 Wealth Management 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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      We put you first, every day.
      Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

      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, 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.