Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
Our focus is your goal. Simple.
Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.
Forbes/SHOOK “America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” 2017 & 2018
As recognition for his excellent service and passion, Billal Virani has been named to Forbes/SHOOK "America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" List in 2017 and 2018*
The Virani Group is a team within Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Through the investment platform at Merrill and banking solutions at Bank of America, we provide our clients with customized strategies for their entire financial life.
What We Do
It’s simple: We create and implement an investment and wealth management strategy for clients.
We are committed to a process that is designed around our clients.
1. Understand Goals
2. Implement Strategy
3. Review Progress
Who We Are
Billal Virani is the senior Financial Advisor on the Virani Group. As recognition for his excellent service and passion, Billal Virani has been named to Forbes/SHOOK "America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" List in 2017 and 2018*. Billal earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Billal also holds multiple professional designations, including the Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠ (AAMS®) designation, the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ (AWMA®) designation, and the Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist℠ (CRPS®) designation. Billal lives in Oak Brook with his wife, Faizah, a second grade teacher in Naperville, and their daughter Amara. When they are not working, Billal, Faizah, and Amara enjoy playing tennis, traveling, and enjoying great food together.
Billal primarily focuses on:
Meeting with clients
Discussing updates in markets or changes your investment strategy
Creating strategies that align with your goals and wealth management plan
Anthony Ferrazzi is a Registered Client Associate who has twelve years of experience in client services, several of those years spent with Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. He graduated from Trinity Christian College. Anthony currently resides in Plainfield with his wife Jackie, a middle school math teacher. In their free time they enjoy traveling and spending time with family. Anthony is responsible for all administrative functions for our team.
Anthony can help you with:
Questions on your relationship with us
Opening new accounts
Transferring external accounts
Moving funds within Merrill accounts
Banking solutions through Bank of America
Gaining online access on My Merrill
Peggy Jordan is a Client Associate with The Virani Group. Peggy lives in Naperville with her husband Tom. In her free time, Peggy enjoys playing golf and spending time with her family.
Peggy can help you with:
Updating data in the wealth management plan
Creating customized illustrations for annuities and insurance
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.
Forbes' "America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors"
Personalized advice, disciplined investing and ongoing review can make this a reality.
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 Lending Officer NMLS # 754761
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
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.
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.
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.
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.
Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, I can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can I 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 Wealth Management 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.
Getting to know you is our primary goal.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, 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.