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- Trust & Estate Services2
- Education Funding Strategies1
I focus on offering a comprehensive approach to managing wealth that begins with listening to a client’s needs and helping to ensure every strategy is grounded in understanding what each client wants to achieve. I provide access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America to help address the various aspects of clients’ financial lives. I am driven by my passion for delivering excellent service and helping clients pursue their goals.
With over 30 years of experience as a Merrill Financial Advisor, Steve focuses on managing discretionary investment portfolios through the Merrill One™ Platform. Steve is a qualified 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 model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a Portfolio Manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis.
Steve provides a highly customized service, starting with a Wealth Management Analysis to determine the needs of each client. Steve works with clients' attorneys and tax advisors to help ensure the best service, and often educates clients' children about investments and wealth management.
Discretionary portfolio management eliminates the need for clients to be involved with day-to-day investment decisions. Instead, Steve reallocates and adjusts portfolio holdings as necessary in response to changes in market conditions. Clients in this program receive monthly statements as well as performance reports detailing performance relative to various benchmarks.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Steve began his career with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 1981. He lives in Potomac, Maryland with his wife, Sari. They have two grown children.
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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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There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor committed to your needs – a caring advisor who can leverage the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America to help clients face today’s financial and economic landscape. 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.