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The Lvovsky Baker Group

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We'll deliver the investment insights of Merrill® to you and offer access to the banking convenience and lending solutions of Bank of America. We'll help you explore financial possibilities that may be available in today's changing markets.  And we can leverage additional support by calling upon our global network of specialists to assist you.

Welcome

Proud to serve an impressive clientele and the manner in which they’re served, The Lvovsky Baker Group assists accomplished individuals whose careers and busy lifestyles leave little time to manage their wealth. Among longtime and recently referred clients are successful executives and business owners, physicians, dentists, “retirees” launching their next venture, and generations of client families.

“Superior wealth management demands that we fully appreciate clients, stay in touch, and stay on top of the opportunities and challenges they face. There are no shortcuts to helping clients pursue what matters most. Our strategies may be sophisticated, but we put tremendous effort into simplifying clients’ financial lives,” Steve Lvovsky explains.

A hallmark of The Lvovsky Baker Group is its collaborative, forward-looking approach to satisfying clients’ goals. For example, Steve Lvovsky and Ryan Baker may blend their own insights with those of clients’ CPAs and attorneys – and Bank of America Private Bank specialists – into a defined strategy that accounts for tax minimization and estate planning considerations. And because effective liability management is critical to clients’ financial wellbeing, access is offered to Bank of America, N.A. for residential and securities-based lending.

With wealth preservation and “retirement readiness” both primary concerns for clients, Steve and Ryan begin the investment process with an assessment of where a client stands on their path toward a desired outcome. With goals identified and prioritized, a tailored, risk-managed portfolio will likely contain multiple asset classes to minimize volatility, including income-generating investments such as dividend-paying equities and laddered bonds.

“Clients may want to sustain a lifestyle in retirement, leave a heartfelt legacy to their children and grandchildren, or know that their spouse will be okay after they’re gone. Being trusted advisors means the world to us,” Ryan points out. “It’s gratifying to not only enhance clients’ wealth, but enrich their lives.”

Philosophy

We believe the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Calculating how to manage future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? It all starts with a plan intended to help you manage, grow, and preserve your wealth today, while also considering the impact it can have for years to come. With access to the investment insights of Merrill and banking solutions from Bank of America, we will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.

Approach

Every relationship begins with a conversation, helping you identify and prioritize which goals matter most to you. Whether it's transferring wealth to the next generation, customizing your financial approach to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, we start by listening to learn more about you and your family.

Your approach to investing

Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and potentially help you refine your own investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing through this assessment, we can customize the financial approach we develop together to help you pursue what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help us get to know you - to understand your goals and priorities. These questions will help us provide you with additional insights and resources.

Understanding your goals and priorities

Your life and goals change. We have tools to help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial approach.

Capabilities

Merrill’s process is designed to help deliver a customized, comprehensive experience to assist you not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investments. Providing you with access to the investment insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking and lending solutions of Bank of America offers a way to help you manage all of the pieces of your financial life. Working one-on-one with a Merrill advisor means you have a single point of contact to help you with potential strategies for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

We believe that financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. Whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or funding a child’s education, the process begins by getting to know you and how you feel about the following:

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

Success will be measured by the amount of progress you are making toward reaching your goals, making thoughtfully considered adjustments as events and conditions warrant.

This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

Our Videos

Insights, observations, and ideas to help you in your pursuit of your financial goals.

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Recognition

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

Steve Lvovsky

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams” 2023
Published on January 12, 2023. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2022.*

Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" 2019, 2021, and 2023
Published annually Jan- April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.

R. Ryan Baker

Forbes "Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors Best-in-State" 2023
Published on August 8, 2023. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2023.*

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams” 2023
Published on January 12, 2023. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2022.*

Forbes "Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors 2019
Published on September 4, 2019. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2019.

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.

Kristina Gentle

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #484047

Asagai Brevil

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill

Michael K Costo

Retirement Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Upcoming Events

You're Invited | “Where We’ve Been, Where We Are and Where We Think We are Going” Market Outlook with Rob Romano

November 30th, 2023|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST

Please click on this link to register.

    For more information: 301.230.3103 or rrbaker@ml.com

    Staying on Track

    We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.



    Reviews to help you
    stay on track

    We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.



      Changes in your life
      and to your goals

      Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.

      #DigitalMerrill

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      Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill’s asset aggregation tool

        Let’s Have a Conversation

        Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together we can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

        Why Merrill?

        As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.


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        No question too big or moment too small
        For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.


        The Power of the Right Advisor®
        Working with a dedicated Merrill advisor means you get personalized investment strategies from Merrill plus access to comprehensive financial solutions only Bank of America can deliver.

        Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

        We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

        A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

        Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

        Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

        We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.