Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
Jay B. Howard serves as a Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
In this role, Jay works closely with individual, business and institutional investors to help them build their wealth and achieve their financial goals. Jay focuses on offering a comprehensive approach to managing wealth that begins with listening to a client’s needs and helping to ensure every strategy is grounded in understanding what each client wants to achieve. He provides access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America to help address the various aspects of clients’ financial lives. Jay is driven by his passion for delivering excellent service and helping clients pursue their goals.
Jay has more than 20 years of financial experience, with deep roots in serving high net worth individuals. He joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in December 2019 from Fifth Third Private Bank in Birmingham, where he most recently served as senior vice president and wealth management advisor. While at Fifth Third Private Bank, Jay focused on providing clients with comprehensive wealth management guidance that included investments, banking and trust services. Prior to joining Fifth Third Private Bank in 2017, Jay was an executive director and market team lead for Michigan in the Birmingham, Michigan office of JP Morgan Private Bank. He began his career in public accounting in Chicago and has held numerous roles in the industry, including advising, accounting and investment management roles.
*Jay does not provide accounting advice in his role with Merrill.
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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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.
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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Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together I can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can I 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.
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complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.
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We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.
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.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.