Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
Our approach is based on:
You deserve a customized, insightful road map for your finances, and we stand ready to help, with substantial experience in offering customized advice and guidance to a diverse cross-section of affluent families. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, we help clients to make key decisions on investing, asset management, retirement savings, gifting and wealth transfer, and much more.
Barlow Associates takes a thorough approach to helping affluent families manage their wealth. We can look at everything-present income, assets and expenses-to help you develop a clear and actionable strategy toward your long-term goals, taking into account your risk profile, time horizon, financial objectives and liquidity needs.
Our team targets three key areas when helping clients answer the question, "What's next?":
Once your goals are clearly defined, we can guide you in customizing portfolios targeted to specific objectives. You may have business or other equity investments, equity compensation, real estate, intellectual property, trusts, cash and other assets.
Our team can look at your present holdings to help you see which assets we believe are working for or against your long-term financial outlook. We evaluate each investment for its value, risk and utility toward your financial goals.
In developing investment strategies for preservation and growth, we consider the latest research on market and economic trends as well as an analysis of the types of investments that are suitable for your objectives and tolerance for risk.
Discretionary Portfolio Management
Barry Barlow is a specially qualified Senior Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. Senior portfolio managers are provided a high degree of flexibility in constructing portfolios and selecting securities. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a senior portfolio manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis. After meeting certain additional requirements, a senior portfolio manager may use his own strategies to manage the assets of clients working with other Merrill Lynch advisors.
Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.
Personalized advice, disciplined investing and ongoing review can make this a reality.
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.
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*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, 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.
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.