Investing: Where do I even start?

In this #WomenInvested Meet Up, hear tips on how to begin your investing journey – or take it to the next level

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Investing: Where do I even start?

In this #WomenInvested Meet Up, hear tips on how to begin your investing journey – or take it to the next level

Watch now

Merrill Lynch

The Shivers Group

Wealth Management Group

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Our team’s experience gives us a unique perspective. We have a clear understanding of the issues affecting successful entrepreneurs and their families. We provide strategies for complex wealth issues to help you pursue your passions.

The Shivers Group

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Welcome

As Merrill financial advisors, The Shivers Group offers advice and guidance based on your goals and priorities–for yourself, your family, and your business. We believe our wealth management philosophy is different, because we place the investor at the center of our focus, not the market. Using an understanding of your life as a foundation, our team will recommend appropriate financial strategies designed to help you pursue your goals, assist you as you track progress toward them and work with you to adjust your strategy over time as needed. When you succeed, we succeed.

Philosophy

Life is always changing and growing more complex. In the same way, your priorities and needs around your family, work, health and home are always evolving. And since your finances are so deeply connected with the rest of your life, an investment approach that is specific to your unique situation can be helpful. Even if you’re accustomed to managing your finances 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 you are in life.

Approach

Working with the team means working with advisors truly dedicated to helping you pursue your goals. The approach is simple, transparent and supported by thoughtful investment guidance aligned to your life priorities. Helping you pursue your goals starts with getting to know you and your family. Understanding what matters most to you helps in the creation of a financial strategy that reflects your investment style and is built around your priorities. You’ll receive advice to help you navigate the inevitable changes that can occur in life.

Recognition

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

Jordan Maxwell Shivers

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023
Published annually Jan- April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.

Forbes "Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" 2021
Published on September 21, 2021. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2021.

Forbes "Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" 2020
Published on July 22, 2020. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2020.

Forbes "Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" 2019
Published on July 24, 2019. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2019.

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.

Additional Resources

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

Michael Duffy

Private Wealth Strategist

Merrill

Bradford L Cottrill

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #652549

Tara Ganas

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By 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.



Reviews to help you
stay on track

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.



    Changes in your life
    and to your goals

    Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.

    #DigitalMerrill

    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

      Let’s Have a Conversation

      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.

      Why Merrill?

      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.


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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.

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      No question too big or moment too small
      For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.


      The Power of the Right Advisor®
      Working with a dedicated Merrill advisor means you get personalized investment strategies from Merrill plus access to comprehensive financial solutions only Bank of America can deliver.

      Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

      We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

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

      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.

      Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

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