The Halsey Collins Muller Group


The Halsey Collins Muller Group

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The Halsey Collins Muller Group believes that good client relationships are built through teamwork and client involvement, delivered through our advisors, client associates and access to the global resources of Merrill Lynch. Our goal is to be your primary source for financial advice and guidance. We want you to value the dedication and diligence we provide at each step of the wealth management process.

Focusing on Family Wealth Dynamics

The sophisticated financial needs and multigenerational concerns of families with significant wealth require a broad spectrum of wealth management resources. Whether you are a wealth creator or a member of a multigenerational family, we strive to understand your values and family dynamics in addition to your financial vision.

The way clients look at wealth, combined with their current income, unique lifestyle and family aspirations, informs the kind of relationship we have with them. The investment strategy and wealth management strategies we offer are aligned with the distinct personal wants and needs of each client.

Clients look to us as their first point of contact and we enjoy working closely with them to understand their family's goals and needs. We can bring together resources and capabilities from Merrill Lynch to address complex issues and help families face their challenges.

Taking a Disciplined Approach to Investing

To create a meaningful legacy for the generations to come requires experience-based vision and top-tier resources. Whether clients are the original wealth creators or the next generation, their goal is to preserve and grow their holdings. The development of an investment strategy designed to generate funds to help clients meet their needs—current and future—is critical.

Our role is to actively listen to you, help to create the roadmap and assemble the resources and your team of trusted advisors who, guided by the family mission, assist you in forming meaningful legacies.

We work closely with investment managers, stay in contact with clients and respond to any significant life events or material changes in their financial situation. Our ability to respond in a timely manner to clients' lives or to movement in the marketplace helps us to guide you in developing an investment strategy that can be sustained over time. To that end, we practice a disciplined approach to investing that is designed to help clients stay the course.

Linking Your Family Mission to Your Investments

Creating the appropriate investment strategy for each client is not just about the numbers. As we work with you to create a family legacy strategy, we help you to prioritize what your family may want to accomplish and to identify what matters most in your life. We talk about philanthropic considerations offered through Bank of America and the need for income generation to provide the funding for specific family goals. This is a highly personal process that ultimately evolves into a customized roadmap linking the family mission to your investment strategy.

Creating the Roadmap
We start by gaining an understanding of all aspects of your financial life. Managing wealth is similar to managing a business. Through a disciplined process that encompasses a holistic approach to strategies and data analysis, we can work with the professionals that are a part of clients' lives to evaluate the complete picture. We evaluate past net cash flows and utilize projections to understand operating, investing, and, through Bank of America, financing aspects of a client's life. We focus on understanding the short- and long-term objectives and utilize our software to evaluate both the current risk exposures of the family and the expected volatility of returns. We seek to educate the next generation of the family to help develop appropriate financial decision making and foster the sustainability of a legacy. We want families to feel that, although they face many financial challenges, our team is here to support them as we help them manage their day-to-day responsibilities and develop wealth management strategies, allowing the family to continue in the pursuit of their own pleasures.

Develop a Strategy
We believe that all aspects of a family's financial life should be involved in the development of a strategy. This step involves understanding the current estate structure, effective tax rates and how to maximize a legacy to the family both during their lifetimes, and to the beneficiaries of their estate. Equally evaluating all assets beyond financial, including social, intellectual, and human, are important when developing the strategy for the family. For owners of privately held businesses, we help develop exit strategies and utilize resources within and outside of the firm to help them as they pursue their financial and personal goals.

With your individual goals in mind, we help to group assets into three main categories: lifetime working assets, wealth surplus and aspirational wealth. By doing so, we can help clients to implement an investment strategy with the appropriate levels of risk to each category and seek to minimize the volatility experienced by each category of wealth.

Due Diligence
We believe access to the top intellectual resources within our firm is a valuable asset for clients, including a dedicated due diligence team, such as Merrill Lynch's Investment Management and Guidance (IMG) group. The due diligence carried out by IMG helps the client to understand the current macro environment of the investment world and individual manager strategies implemented within their portfolio.

Customized Service Model
Your life is complex and time is valuable. We believe it is our responsibility to customize a service model that gives clients the freedom and flexibility to focus on their aspirations. We guide you in developing appropriate investment strategies and implementing long-term wealth management strategies, and we offer access to Merrill Lynch services, such as bill payment and concierge services, and access to total banking capabilities offered by Bank of America, N.A. Throughout our relationship, we will customize a service model that allows you to take advantage of those services you would value and create a contact management strategy to be most effective in our communications together.

Reviewing Your Progress
Through the initial steps of our team's engagement process, just as a business will model outcomes for future years, our team will help develop barometers of progress for successive years. These barometers may include the development of wealth management strategies, they may include savings objectives, funding objectives and investment return goals. By outlining relationship objectives in this manner, a family is better able to evaluate the contribution of our team to their progress.

Our Commitment to Top-Tier Client Service

We listen to clients. Our long-term success is based on our understanding of the needs, values and concerns of families with significant wealth. Client feedback helps us to discern and offer the information, events and services that are most meaningful to the client experience.

In addition to our scheduled client meetings and ongoing communications, we enjoy interacting with clients throughout the year. This may take the form of developing and updating a financial organizer for the family, attending a charitable event or conducting conference calls with multiple generations of one family. If requested, we can also meet with accountants and attorneys who are part of your family's circle of trusted advisors. We believe it takes a collaborative effort to help clients create a fully integrated and effective wealth management strategy.

Some of our client services include:

Bridging the Generations

Communication is the lynchpin to strong, multigenerational client relationships. In addition to the ongoing interaction we have with clients, we recognize that communication within client families is an integral part of effective wealth management. We encourage clients to conduct family meetings as part of that effort.

Developing Client Educational Forums

In addition to financial education, the Halsey-Collins Group delivers educational programs on select topics of interest including health care expense issues, social security, next generation concerns and lifestyle trends.These programs may be developed for a next generation audience, for a single family, a select group of clients or for all clients and are delivered in multiple formats—e.g., face-to-face seminars or conference calls.

Providing Concierge Services

We are able to leverage the experience of the Merrill Lynch concierge service team to help clients plan a trip or special event down to the minutest detail.

  • Transparency, candor and constant feedback from clients on performance, communication, client services and account management are part of the fabric at the Halsey Collins Muller Group.Shawn J. Halsey, CPWA®, CRPC®, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, WEALTH MANAGEMENT ADVISOR


Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Shawn Halsey

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  2018

Meet the Team

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.

Additional Resources

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

James Brennan

James Brennan

Trust Specialist

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Sahil Anand

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

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Satishkumar Peters

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer NMLS # 652334

Your Financial Strategy

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.

Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
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 you stay on track to 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.

    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.

    Access to what you need, when you need it

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

    Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

    You can 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's asset aggregation tool

    • 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'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. 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.

    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 Wealth Management 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, 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.