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The CERBS Group brings you the talent and skill of a highly experienced wealth management team. We can offer customized advice and guidance to those clients who need it most, showing you a different approach to what you might have experienced elsewhere. Our process builds on your goals and personality to help bring the various aspects of your financial life into one cohesive structure. What’s more, our work with you can help you understand the motivations that drive your financial decisions.
Our individualized wealth management strategies are designed to help prominent business owners and entrepreneurs, medical and legal professionals, and corporate executives.
Many of the clients we work with are still actively accumulating wealth through equity compensation or through investment growth. Our team is experienced in helping high-income families develop income strategies that take into account current spending needs, while simultaneously creating actively managed investment portfolios with the potential to grow over time.
New clients are often surprised to hear us describe the aspect of our approach known as 'wealth coaching,' which addresses wealth creation, preservation, distribution and transfer. Our years of experience in working with affluent families have given us a deep insight into the behaviors that can lead to a more optimal financial journey.
The CERBS Group considers your investment portfolios from a perspective of steady refinement, looking to pinpoint potential wherever we can. In recommending dynamic portfolios, we look for investment strategies that can respond quickly to market opportunities and events as needed. Additionally, we focus on the range of asset allocations that we believe you’ll find suitable for your risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs and objectives. From market evaluation to asset selection to fund allocation, The CERBS Group follows a disciplined process that considers economic conditions, taxes and overall risk.
SERVICES WE CAN OFFER
If you are like most clients we work with, you have a retirement dream. No matter what your vision, however, chances are you’ll need significant income to maintain your lifestyle in retirement. We know from experience that helping you set realistic goals is a critical first step. Together we can look at highly advanced models that enable you to examine a variety of investment scenarios under varying market conditions and then evaluate your probability of specific goals.
During the "accumulation phase" of your investing life, we strive to recommend portfolios that have the potential to offer the highest level of return for a given level of risk. At some point near or in retirement, clients usually call on us to recommend income portfolios. We call this the "financial turning point." It’s where we turn our focus from building and maintaining an asset structure to using those assets to produce the monthly income you’ll need to live the way you want.
HOW WE APPROACH YOUR "FINANCIAL TURNING POINT"
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.
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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.
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.
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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*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.
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.
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.
We put you first, every day.
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Getting to know you is our primary goal.
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.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.