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- Education Funding1
Kristopher Todd, CFP®, CRPC®
Senior Financial Advisor
In a constantly dynamic global economy, Kris Todd delivers the goals-based wealth management services investors need to help ensure their financial decisions align with their life goals. As a dedicated Financial Advisor, he believes clients receive the best outcomes when a professional is by their side with straightforward, honest guidance, no matter their objectives. Kris delivers personalized service and hands-on guidance solely driven by clients' unique needs.
Kris first entered the financial services industry serving as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. In 2011, he joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management so he could engage clients with access to industry-leading research and specialists, as well as banking and investment services that address both sides of their balance sheets: assets and liabilities. In 2017, Kris and Bill Shields formed The Shields / Todd Group in order to leverage their capabilities and better serve clients' needs. When working with clients, Kris strives to never settle for yesterday’s approach and diligently works to refine strategies as the markets and clients’ life goals evolve. Education and accountability are at the forefront of his relationships, as he believes informed investors are better prepared to pursue long-term success.
Kris holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (CFP®) certification and the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) professional designation, as well as applicable securities registrations and insurance licenses. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Salisbury University. He and his wife Traci have been blessed with three children; Sadie, Kyler and Savanna.
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.
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2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.
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