The Carroll Group

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The Carroll Group

The Carroll 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.

Meet the Team

Supported by the global resources of Merrill Lynch, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Jenna M Carroll

Jenna M Carroll

Wealth Management Advisor

617.243.8048
Joshua A Cotter

Joshua A Cotter

Financial Advisor

617.243.8006
Keith  Gilbreath

Keith Gilbreath

Financial Advisor

617.243.8055
Christopher A Griffin

Christopher A Griffin

Registered Client Associate

617.243.8043
Rachelle S. Callender

Rachelle S. Callender

Client Associate

781.283.5658

Additional Resources

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

Victor Elezaj

Victor Elezaj

Trust Specialist

Mark J Glynn NMLS # 3428

Mark J Glynn NMLS # 3428

Wealth Management Lending Officer

John P Walsh

John P Walsh

Retirement Specialist

Where do we begin? It starts with you.

At Merrill Lynch, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

Understanding Your Life

Welcome

Connecting the dots in clients’ financial lives by connecting in ways they’d want from a financial advisor, The Carroll Group’s members serve accomplished individuals (and often, their extended families) in Massachusetts and nationwide. Clients include hedge fund and money managers, traders and other financial professionals, attorneys, physicians, corporate executives, retired couples, and divorced and widowed women.

“We are proactive and proficient in helping clients manage and optimize their liabilities,” Jenna Carroll explains. “Our banking backgrounds inform our perspectives, so that we scrutinize both sides of clients’ balance sheets. Using debt wisely is an essential, but often overlooked way to help clients enjoy tangible financial benefits. Nearly every week, we access the banking services available through Bank of America and work with our bank colleagues to offer residential, securities-based or corporate lending.” - Jenna Carroll

Philosophy
We believe that the best financial strategy 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. Worried about managing future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth on to future generations? With access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America, we will work with you to develop strategies that are designed to address your priorities and financial needs.

“Clients are busy and want convenience,” Josh Cotter points out. “Whether we manage a client’s real estate, bring a U.S. Trust specialist to the table, coordinate with a client’s CPA or attorney, or discuss a car loan with a client, the impact we can have on clients’ lives and lifestyles is a source of pride for all of us."
Approach
Another hallmark of The Carroll Group is its “hands-on, ears-open” approach. In the spirit of helping clients achieve meaningful goals, the team wants to learn “everything” about clients – their concerns, motivations and aspirations (what keeps them up at night and what gets them up in the morning).

”When it comes to investments, The Carroll Group believes in providing compatibility between clients’ goals and assets. Highly transparent about risk and costs, Jenna and Josh aim to create tax-efficient, low-cost portfolios that often include index funds, stocks and a menu of alternative investments.

Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.
Focus on Individuals and Families
Focus On Individuals and Families
We work primarily with high-net-worth individuals and families. We’ll begin by getting to know you as we explore the following seven priorities together:

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

We work closely with other trusted professionals to help clients pursue their goals, drawing on the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America as we do so.

“Having taken our roles beyond the balance sheet – and worked closely with both spouses and their children – we consider many clients our good friends. We’ve also received calls from hospital rooms, when a client is sick. Those occasions remind us of how we’re perceived and the trust we’ve earned,” Jenna adds.


Your Financial Strategy

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

  • Sample client review agenda
  • Sample Wealth Outlook Report
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.

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Access to what you need, when you need it

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

  • 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 Lynch’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. 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 financial 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 Lynch, 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.