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McMullen McCaw Group

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A Wealth Management Team For The Long Term
Whether you are still accumulating wealth, enjoying your retirement or considering how to transfer your wealth to future generations, McMullen & Associates is committed to offering you the highest-quality financial advice and guidance.

Meet Our Team

Founded in 1992 on the principle that every client is special and deserves personalized care and attention, our team strives to be accessible to you and responsive to your needs.

Our commitment is to help business owners, corporate executives and other successful families in the Midwest and throughout the country prepare for their financial future. We are honored that as clients have retired and relocated to other states, they have chosen to continue working with our dedicated team. We have found that geographical distance is no obstacle to building long-term relationships based on personalized service and trust. As of Jan. 10, 2018, clients have entrusted McMullen & Associates with approximately $475 million in client balances.

We believe communication is the key to building strong client relationships and strive to regularly reach out and explain the current market environment and to hear your concerns. We will also remind you to review nonfinancial issues that may be essential to your long-term goals, such as living wills and durable powers of attorney.

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A Wide-Angle View of Your Financial Life

Our goal is to be your financial advisor for all the seasons of your financial life—whether you are still accumulating wealth, enjoying your retirement or considering how to transfer your wealth to future generations.

We believe your wealth management strategy should be powered by big-picture thinking and supported by detailed advice and guidance. That's why we start with a thorough analysis of your financial life—finding out all we can about your current circumstances, future aspirations and any particular concerns that keep you awake at night. Then we can guide you in establishing clear financial objectives and custom-design a strategy with the aim of helping you to reach those goals.

Our conversations might begin with questions like these:

  • When would you like to retire and how much income do you think you will need to live comfortably in retirement?
  • Do you have specific retirement goals, such as traveling or purchasing a vacation home?
  • Do you want to fund a child's or grandchild's education? Leave a legacy for future generations?
  • Do you have adequate insurance coverage, such as long-term care insurance for yourself and your spouse?

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Balancing Risk and Reward

One of the most important tasks of a wealth management team is to help you determine the appropriate level of risk, not just for your temperament but for your investment goals at different stages of your financial life. For example, you may want to reduce the amount of risk in your portfolio after you retire. But in all likelihood, you may need to take some risk to generate income to fill the gaps between stable, fixed sources of income, such as pensions, and your spending in retirement.

We believe you should manage the risk in your portfolio by taking into account market risks and volatility as well as your personal risk tolerance, liquidity needs and time horizon. We consult a range of resources—including BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research—to be aware of current economic conditions, global market trends and projected corporate earnings.

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Four Pillars of Our Investment Approach

ASSET ALLOCATION We will work with you to apportion your investments among multiple asset classes that reflect your long-term objectives, income and liquidity needs, time horizon and overall risk tolerance.

DIVERSIFICATION Portfolios that are broadly diversified across and within asset classes have the potential to mitigate volatility risk and smooth out returns over time.

RESEARCH We leverage thought leadership from BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research and the Investment Management and Guidance Group, as well as consulting outside sources to gain a broad perspective on world events and the global economy.

INVESTMENT SELECTION For most clients, we consider a broad universe of investments that includes:

  • Domestic and international stocks
  • Taxable and tax-advantaged bonds of all maturities
  • Cash and short-term instruments
  • Mutual funds and exchange-traded funds
  • Nontraditional asset classes such as commodities, currencies and alternative assets (where appropriate for certain investors)


*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.

  • We have invested a great deal of time in further education, earning credentials that contribute to our knowledge and experience in designing customized strategies.Kevin McMullen, Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor

Meet the Team

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.

Kevin C McMullen

Kevin C McMullen

Wealth Management Advisor

317.848.5540
Jerry  McMullen

Jerry McMullen

Senior Financial Advisor

317.848.3332
Patrick J Rhodes

Patrick J Rhodes

Financial Advisor

317.848.3948
Bruce C McCaw

Bruce C McCaw

Senior Financial Advisor

317.706.6949
Jacob  Statz

Jacob Statz

Financial Advisor

317.706.6951
Marcie E Aukerman

Marcie E Aukerman

Registered Client Associate

317.848.2107
Michele  Stiff

Michele Stiff

Registered Senior Client Associate

317.706.6910
Karen  Craft

Karen Craft

Client Associate

317.706.3189

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch 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

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.

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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Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor.





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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.