Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
To help clients pursue their financial aspirations, I take a disciplined approach to our results-driven wealth management strategies and engage clients in the development of each personalized plan:
• Identify Goals and Objectives – I take the time to walk through your current financial picture, identify your preferred risk tolerance and understand where you want to be in the future.
• Develop Financial Strategies – Through access to world-class research, team collaboration and powerful investment software, I create a long-term strategy tailored to your goals and risk tolerance.
• Implementation – I select specific investments set to your preferred financial path, with strategies ranging from multinational dividend to global macro growth to endowment model portfolios and beyond.
• Monitor Performance – I regularly check your portfolio’s performance, continually compare it to your goals and complete a review every quarter. And I always alert clients to events in the changing market and opportunities that arise, as they present themselves.
• Trust and Estate Planning Services
• Multi-Generational Wealth Preservation and Transfer
• Asset Management – Customized Portfolio Strategies
• Liability and Credit Management
• Corporate Retirement Plans
• Access to Investment Banking Services and Lending from Bank of America, N.A.
• Private Equity and Alternative Investing
Kile is dedicated to providing a personalized investment strategy to address the complex needs of successful individuals and business owners, through a goals-based wealth management process. He brings over 20 years of experience and a wide range of knowledge to his role as a financial advisor at Merrill. He believes that families create their significant wealth through years of hard work and sacrifice and wants to help them preserve, deploy, and diversify that wealth effectively. It is our goal, through this process, that clients will be able to maintain their lifestyle through all various market environments.
Kile is an advocate for Autism Speaks, which is an organization dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders and advocating the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Kile earned his bachelors degree in Business Finance from Illinois State University. He also earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification awarded from by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He also completed the Executive program from the Fuqua School of Business at duke University.
Kile currently resides in Aurora with his wife, Traci, and his two sons, Tyler and Cody.
*Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.
*Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as one of the top global research firms from 2011-2018 based on surveys held throughout the year. The magazine creates rankings of the top research analysts in a wide variety of specializations, drawn from the choices of portfolio managers and other investment professionals at more than 1,000 firms. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. For more information about this award, go to https://www.institutionalinvestor.com/research/8959/Overview. Rankings and recognition from Institutional Investor are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.
Illinois State University
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Supported by the global resources of Merrill, my team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.
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.
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
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Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
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.
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.
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