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The Pearce Group

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Welcome

As a client of The Pearce Group, you'll have access to the experience and skill of highly trained financial advisors, who are supported by a wealth management platform and thought leadership program we believe are second-to-none.  We offer an objective and flexible framework that we can use to help you organize your financial life, whether your aim is growth, wealth preservation, succession planning or wealth transfer.

We offer a highly disciplined wealth management philosophy, specifically targeted to address the needs of a high-net-worth clientele - individuals and families, corporate executives, business owners, foundations, venture capital firms and private and public businesses, including companies that interact with the New York Stock Exchange, AMEX, and NASDAQ.  We also call upon Merrill specialists, as needed, to help us deliver wealth management strategies that focus on the long-range goals of professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. 

We begin each relationship by taking the time to fully understand each client's unique financial situation.  We then use that information to shape a thoughtful, customized approach that can make use of numerous products and services from one of the world's largest full-service investment firms.  Our global perspective helps you adjust to financial challenges and identify unique opportunities.

 

Focus On High-Net-Worth Individuals and Business Owners

We  offer clients a breadth of potential solutions, premier service and financial tools based on their unique circumstances.

No matter what your goals may be, we begin by helping you define and prioritize your financial goals based on the following seven areas:

  • 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 and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together; defining your financial goals
We work closely with other professionals to help clients pursue their wealth management goals, drawing on the investment insights of Merrill and offering access to the banking convenience of Bank of America as we do so.

We'll also draw on our industry knowledge and experience to offer:
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  • Potential risk management strategies
  • „„Trust and estate planning services
  • „„Potential wealth management solutions
  • „„Access to Bank of America for your credit and banking needs

Our mission

We measure our success by the success of the clients we serve. 

Our group's mission is to develop and nurture long-term relationships that enable us to help clients pursue their individual, corporate and family goals - today and in the future.

Approach

Working with us means working with advisors truly dedicated to your success. Our approach is simple, transparent and supported by thoughtful investment guidance. Helping you pursue your goals starts with getting to know you and your family. Our job is is to understand what matters most to you. We’ll work together to create a financial approach that reflects your investment personality and is built around your priorities. You’ll receive advice to help you navigate changes in your life.

Capabilities

Our process is designed to help deliver a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investments. Our ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience and lending solutions of Bank of America offers a way to help clients manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. We view ourselves as a financial resource, helping clients with potential solutions for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

Recognition

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

Kent V Pearce

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  2020 - #1 in Maryland

Forbes’ “America’s Top 250 Wealth Advisors” in  2018 - 2020

 Barron’s “Top 100 Financial Advisors” 2020

Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2009-2020

Financial Times –“Top 400 Financial Advisers”  2013-2020

Meet Our Group

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our group 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.

Patricia Sue Lueckert

Patricia Sue Lueckert

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #532638

Mindy S Fang

Mindy S Fang

Senior Structured Credit Executive

Bank of America, N.A.

William K. (Bill) Flanigan, C(k)P®, CEBS

William K. (Bill) Flanigan, C(k)P®, CEBS

Employee Benefits Specialist

Merrill Lynch

Your Financial Approach

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of 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.

FAMILY
Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Planning Services4
  • Education Funding1
  • Insurance3
HEALTH
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
HOME
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
WORK
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
LEISURE
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
GIVING
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds4
  • Private Foundations4
  • Charitable Trusts4
FINANCE
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill 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

1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
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.

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 approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.


Periodic 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.


    Monitoring 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.

    Wealth Management Your Way

    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

      Let’s Have a Conversation

      We believe there is no substitute for having a relationship with a team of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors committed to your needs, who can leverage the investment insights of Merrill and offer access to the banking convenience of Bank of America to help clients navigate the financial and economic landscapes. Let’s work together to help you pursue 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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      We put you first, every day.
      Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

      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.