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Doug Watts is a Financial Advisor with Merrill. He is based out of the Wealth Management office in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He believes that every client is entitled to the highest level of personalized service and care. Therefore, Doug uses a client-centered advisory process. This process includes helping the client to uncover and define their financial objectives, designing goals-based financial strategies, and guiding the client along the path to financial confidence.
Doug is a fierce advocate for financial literacy and is passionate about socially responsible investing. He often works with clients that are interested in investment strategies which seek to consider both financial return and social/environmental good.
Doug is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelors in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He currently holds the Series 7 & 66 FINRA registrations. He also has licenses for Variable Annuities, Life, accident and health insurance.
*Impact investing and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) managers may take into consideration factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities, which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks, depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market. Further, ESG strategies may rely on certain values based criteria to eliminate exposures found in similar strategies or broad market benchmarks, which could also result in relative investment performance deviating.
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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.
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