Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
As a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor, I focus on connecting all aspects of clients’ financial lives to help them prioritize and pursue the goals that matter most to them.
Benjamin J Black
Ben has been a part of the financial services industry since 2001 and joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2013.
He focuses on clients’ goals and concerns, offering the goals-based wealth management process, global resources and up-to-the-moment Web technology that complement his ability to help clients pursue the financial lifestyle that is most meaningful to them.
Ben's approach to wealth management is consultative, and he is committed to excellence. First, he takes the time to listen to and review client financial situations, preferences and goals. Second, he offers recommendations for asset allocations designed to accurately reflect each client’s income and growth goals. And third, he follows up with discussions covering a wide range of opportunities, including investments, retirement, estate planning services and philanthropy.
Ben is a graduate of Purdue University, with a B.S. degree from the Krannert School of Management. He and his wife, Vanessa, live in Aurora, Illinois, with their two children Annabelle and Andrew.
Our team is involved with local communities, assisting charitable organizations such as Rotary International. For more information about how we can help you pursue your goals and dreams, contact us at your convenience.
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We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of 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.
1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.
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 approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.
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.
Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.
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
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Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together I can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can I 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.
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.
We put you first, every day.
We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.
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.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.