Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
Originally from New Jersey, Chris graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Business and Finance in 2002 and entered the financial services sector. Since Joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2010, Chris and a team of specialists develop highly customized wealth management solutions(based upon the client risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs and overall investment objectives) for entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, private foundations / endowments, privately controlled corporations, and ultra-affluent families; coupled with access to the open architecture and global resources of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Bank of America. Chris now resides in Kennebunkport, Maine and enjoys spending time sailing, saltwater fishing, and skiing.|
As a Senior Financial Advisor, Chris’ primary goal is to streamline clients' financial lives so that they can focus on the activities and interests they most enjoy. Within that framework, he is keenly attuned to protecting the financial independence of each family, structuring a deliberate and meaningful family legacy, and directing capital to reflect a family’s values. He prides himself on delivering financial advice in straightforward and understandable terms. Clients are drawn to his evident commitment to their satisfaction, and his highly structured and organized approach to helping meet their needs.
Chris inherently recognizes that ultra-affluent clients require individualized strategies that reflect the personalized nature of their needs and goals. He provides proactive idea flow on the critical areas of focus for the ultra-affluent, and enacts his investment approach with diligence and precision. His investment approach is grounded in a macro perspective, with a strong emphasis on capital preservation. He foregoes fads and impulse thinking, believing that research, diversification, and risk monitoring are the bedrock of financial success. He also advises clients on strategies to hedge, monetize, and diversify risk associated with concentrated equity positions.
•Use of entities and trusts
•Concentrated stock risk management
•Traditional banking services through Bank of America, N.A
•Sophisticated asset allocation guidance**
•Municipal and Taxable Fixed Income*
•Open architecture to provide clients with the best minds on Wall Street
•Institutional access to various alternative investments, including:
*Note-Merrill, its affiliates, and financial advisors do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.
**Note-Asset Allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
***Note-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.
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.
The University of Vermont
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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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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.