Andy Tappe

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Andy Tappe


Financial Advisor

Understanding your life priorities is an important part of how I work with the clients I serve. It’s not just about markets and returns, it’s about what matters most to you. I welcome the opportunity to show you how we can work together to create financial strategies designed around you, your goals and your aspirations.

Profile

Andy has worked in the financial services industry for over 12 years. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch in 2013, Andy worked as a commercial loan officer, branch manager, and financial advisor in Chicago. He is a graduate of Quincy Notre Dame and Quincy University. Andy remains active in the community by serving as a chairperson for the QND Fund Drive, on the investment committee for the Quincy Society of Fine Arts, as a member of Kiwanis, and helps with the Quincy University baseball team. Andy enjoys golf, baseball, and spending time with family.

Andy focuses on planning and works closely with clients to build a customized strategy based upon their financial goals. He draws from his banking, lending, and planning experience to help clients manage both sides of their balance sheet. He works closely with clients to put a plan in place that is regularly updated and monitored. He aims to develop lasting relationship through consistent communication and outstanding customer service. 

Andy follows the deep-seated Merrill Lynch tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives his interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in the community.

*Banking and Lending Services are through Bank of America, N.A.

  • LANGUAGES

    English

  • EDUCATION

    Quincy University

    Quincy Notre Dame

Professional Staff

Supported by the global resources of Merrill Lynch, my team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Richard V. Marcolla

Richard V. Marcolla

Senior Resident Director

217.592.3940
Lyndell R Fross

Lyndell R Fross

Senior Financial Advisor

217.592.3948
Ralph A Vandenboom

Ralph A Vandenboom

Senior Consultant

217.592.3940
Thomas  Cutrone

Thomas Cutrone

Senior Financial Advisor

217.592.3944
William Ramsay Easterling

William Ramsay Easterling

Senior Financial Advisor

217.592.3946
Tyler J Ormond

Tyler J Ormond

Financial Advisor

217.592.3953
Deana L Smith

Deana L Smith

Client Associate

217.592.3947
Krista D Savage

Krista D Savage

Registered RD Assistant

217.592.3945

Additional Resources

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

Jeffrey Snyder

Jeffrey Snyder

External MSG Specialist

Hollie Bonnes

Hollie Bonnes

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Marsha Russo

Marsha Russo

Wealth Management Lending Officer NMLS # 1546693

Where do we begin? It starts with you.

At Merrill Lynch, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

Understanding Your Life

Welcome

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

Philosophy

I believe that the best financial strategy is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Worried about managing future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth on to future generations? With access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America, I will work with you to develop strategies that are designed to address your priorities and financial needs.

Approach

Wealth Management is a dynamic, ongoing process. As I focus on you today and help you identify your goals for tomorrow, we can strive to work together throughout life’s ups, downs, triumphs, and transitions. Helping you pursue your goals starts with getting to know you. My job is to first understand what matters most to you. We will work together to create a financial strategy that reflects your investment personality and is built around your life priorities. I will be here to help you make adjustments to your unique wealth management strategies if and when necessary over time.

Capabilities

My process is designed to deliver a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond portfolio management. My ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America offers a way for clients to manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. I can be a financial resource, helping clients with the process of transferring wealth to the younger generation.

Focus On High-Net-Worth Individuals and Business Owners

I offer clients a breadth of strategies, premier customer service and financial tools based on their unique circumstances. No matter what your goals may be, I begin by defining and prioritizing your financial goals based on the following seven areas:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals
I'll also draw on our industry knowledge and experience to make recommendations for strategies around the following:
  • Risk management
  • Trust and estate planning services
  • Investment management
  • Provide access to Bank of America for credit and banking needs

Your approach to investing

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill Lynch developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and potentially help you refine your own investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing through this assessment, we can customize the financial strategy we develop together to help you with your approach for what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help me get to know you – to understand your goals and priorities. These questions will give you a sense of the full assessment and help us provide you with additional insights and resources.

Understanding your goals and priorities

Your life and goals change. We have tools to help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial strategy.

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch, trust and fiduciary services from U.S. Trust, 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.

FAMILY
FAMILY
Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
HEALTH
HEALTH
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
HOME
HOME
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
WORK
WORK
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
LEISURE
LEISURE
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
GIVING
GIVING
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
FINANCE
FINANCE
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Lynch Investment Accounts1
  • Investment Advisory Accounts1
  • Alternative Investments1
  • Exchange-Traded Funds1
  • Mutual Funds1
  • Closed-end Funds1
  • Fixed Income Products1
  • Options1
  • Annuities3
  • Impact Portfolios1
  • Market-Linked Investments1
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Margin1
  • Home Loans2
  • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
  • Credit Cards2
  • Online Account Access1,2

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.

Staying on Track

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.

Regular reviews to help you stay on track
Regular reviews to help you stay on track

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.

  • Sample client review agenda
  • Sample Wealth Outlook Report
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals

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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Access to what you need, when you need it

MyMerrill is your destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities.

  • Your advisor is never more than a click away within our site or mobile apps
  • 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 Lynch’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. 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.

Let’s Have a Conversation

I believe it’s important that you seek the advice and guidance of an experienced financial advisor who can thoughtfully analyze your situation, identify strategies that address your needs, and clearly communicate them to you. We want to work with you to develop your wealth management strategy for the future.

Why Merrill Lynch?

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.


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Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

Getting to know you is our primary goal.

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

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.

Adjusting your plan as your life and the markets change.

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