Kristian L. Hunter Moss

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With 20 years in the banking and financial services industry, Kristian joined Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor in 2018. Among the reasons she chose to join the financial services industry is the desire to help others. As witness to the challenges faced by important people in her life, she recognized the need for a professional and caring team to help others realize the life they want.

Kristian believes her purpose is to help others define their goals, establish a wealth management strategy centered on their priorities and then help them to adjust their strategy as the inevitable changes in life occur. An entrepreneur and business owner, like her father, grandfather, and great great grandfather, Kristian understands the challenges and gratification of owning a small business.  Her focus is on developing strategies and providing investment guidance for individuals, their families and their businesses by understanding their short and long-term financial objectives.  

As a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, Kristian offers advice and guidance based on your goals and priorities– for yourself, your family, and your business.  She can help corporate executives integrate their corporate benefits into a long-term strategy, as well as deal with the challenges of important transition events like divorce, retirement, inheritance or the sale of a business.

Kristian is a graduate of Albright College with a bachelor’s degree in International Business Administration.  She and her husband, Dr. James L. Moss, Psy.D, live in Atlanta.  Active in the community, their passion is helping others improve their lives as active supporters of education and lifelong learning initiatives.

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    Where do we begin? It starts with you.

    At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

    Understanding Your Life

    Welcome

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

    Philosophy

    Life is always changing and growing more complex. Your needs and priorities specific to your family, work, health and home are continuously evolving. And since your finances are so deeply connected with the rest of your life, strategies that are specific to your unique situations can be helpful. Even if you're accustomed to managing your wealth on your own, you may find value in having a relationship with someone who understands your priorities and who has the knowledge and resources to help you make more informed decisions, no matter where in your life you are.

    Approach

    My approach to investing is grounded in an understanding of you. It all begins with a conversation. I take the time to get to know you-your kids' names, how hard you worked to get where you are and how you define success. I'll work together with you to understand your investment personality, prioritize your goals and build a financial strategy that reflects your needs. I believe investors can benefit from our advice, access to the investment insights offered by Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America. When it comes to your success, there's only one financial strategy that really matters - yours.

    Your approach to investing

    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.

    Understanding your goals and priorities

    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.

    Social Impact Investing

    We support clients who believe in socially conscious, impact investing-people who feel strongly that their investments should be consistent with their beliefs. We take the time to meet with you, listen to your preferences and not only discuss companies and institutions which may be reflective of your beliefs, but we can also help you eliminate firms currently in your portfolio whose practices may run counter to your position on "hot-button" issues that are meaningful to you. We can help you develop an impact investing strategy that is focused on helping you pursue your financial goals.

    Focus On High-Net-Worth Individuals and Business Owners

    I'm fully versed in the many issues that affect wealth management. No matter what your short- and long-term goals may be, I'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 and giving to charities
    • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
    • Finance: Bringing it all together; defining your financial goals
    We work closely with other professionals to help clients pursue their wealth management goals, drawing on the investment insights of Merrill and offering access to the banking convenience of Bank of America as we do so.

    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

        There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor committed to your needs – a caring advisor who can leverage the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America to help clients face today’s financial and economic landscape. 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.