The London Group

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The London Group

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"Our team offers wealth management strategies to individuals as well as small and medium-size businesses.

We develop our services and insight through candid, thoughtful client communication and dedication to client

goals. A prime reason that clients seek our help, we believe, is that we focus on service. Clients know we

are available for customized wealth management along with practical help with financial transactions.

We are avid educators and believe in helping individual and business clients every step of the way."


Lisa M. London, CFP®, CRPS®
Senior Vice President
Wealth Management Advisor
Retirement Benefits Consultant

The London Group

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Offering a wide range of financial insight and strategies

The London Group is headed by Lisa London, Wealth Management Advisor and Senior Vice President, and Nora Kolar, Financial Advisor. We have significant experience in helping clients address a wide range of complex financial issues. Along with our skills, we believe our service philosophy is a key reason many of our relationships with clients span decades. Everyone on our team is dedicated to helping clients on their financial journey by building relationships and striving to provide an exceptional experience.

A commitment to outstanding service
Our team understands that affluent investors and prominent companies expect and deserve a higher level of service. We think you'll find our service commitment is clear in every interaction we have with you, no matter how small the matter. Whether we are helping you with integrated wealth management or assisting you in selecting a platform for a multimillion dollar retirement plan, we make your priorities our priorities. We know the importance of these assets—and how much depends on proper execution of the strategies we create with you.

Communication you can count on
The London Group understands the desire for clear, timely communication and open dialog. In addition to our regularly scheduled financial reviews, our team is happy to meet with you to discuss and offer feedback on any financial matter. We also work to provide you with timely updates on any market or economic changes that could affect your financial outlook.

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A broad array of strategies designed for sophisticated financial needs

While we help individuals and businesses manage their assets for the future, that's only the beginning. Our team can offer you access to strategies across the financial spectrum. No matter where your life or business takes you, we can help you maintain focus on what you value most.

Investment services, banking services—personal service
Because we work with clients holding significant assets, we can—through the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America—offer you access to a customized suite of high-level financial services. Our team can offer individual clients approaches to asset allocation, wealth management strategies, estate planning services and retirement planning services, as well as insurance and risk management strategies. In addition to retirement plan services, we can help with business valuation and succession strategies. We can also provide access for corporate clients to Bank of America cash and investment management, treasury services, equipment financing and lines of credit as well as help with business valuation and succession strategies.

An open investment platform
Through The London Group, both individual and corporate clients have access to Merrill Lynch's open investment platform. We can assist with investment strategies and wealth preservation strategies using domestic and international equities, fixed-income, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, alternative investments, annuities and life insurance. Although we cannot be involved in the selection of the funds in a plan we can provide information to the investment committee of a plan sponsor who ultimately make the decision.

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A higher level of wealth management, insight and service

Because The London Group works with affluent families across the country, chances are we've seen your financial challenges before. This insight helps us offer individualized strategies based on your outlook and financial personality.

Wealth preservation
We can help families pursue their financial goal of developing their assets over time. They may also have business interests, deferred compensation or other tax-deferred assets, or legacies from inheritance or trusts. We can offer long-term portfolio recommendations designed to help maintain your core wealth structure, while seeking smart, sensible growth. We also look at various ways to help you manage your risk, taking into account the potential hazards of income loss, taxes, inflation or the unexpected passing of a key provider.

Retirement planning services
The London Group has worked extensively throughout the retirement arena, so it's no surprise that affluent individuals approaching retirement have sought our advice and guidance. We offer highly customized strategies to help you pursue the kind of post-working life you want. We look at what kind of lifestyle you envision, where you want to live, how extensively you will travel, and what kinds of health care savings you will need. This understanding helps us offer you a range of income and distribution options tailored to your needs and goals, no matter where retirement may take you.

Your financial management
Regardless of where you are in your life or career, we believe informed financial management is essential to helping you keep more of your assets and income. We can show you where we think you may be overspending on taxes, debt and other expenses and obligations In collaboration with your tax and other professionals, We can help you bring together key aspects of your financial life into a single over-arching structure that evolves as your life changes.

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Helping businesses provide sensible, cost-effective retirement benefits

The London Group can provide administrative services to help businesses of all sizes manage their qualified and nonqualified retirement plans. From employee education to updates for the plan sponsor, we can provide businesses with access to retirement benefits that are cost-effective, manageable and easy for your employees to use.

Customized investment menus
Whether you're fine-tuning or completely redesigning your retirement plan's investment menu, The London Group can work with your investment committee to help provide guidance to selecting high-quality choices that present long-term potential. These plans may also offer self-directed brokerage accounts for employees. Our team can also access specialists within Merrill Lynch to draft an investment policy statement and help your investment committee and plan reviews.

In-depth employee education
The London Group can meet with your employees through group seminars and one-on-one consultations to help them make the most of the retirement plan. We can offer them education on their contributions, employer contributions, asset allocation strategies and various distribution options. Our team can also help participants understand the importance of portfolio diversification and rebalancing. The goal is to give employees a chance to build a tailored portfolio, taking into account their tolerance for risk, liquidity needs and time to retirement.

Providing access to plan services
Our team can help with key administrative aspects of your retirement plan, as we work with plan providers to help with employee meetings and plan sponsor meetings, contribution processing, and more. You can also get up-to-date reports on your plan's investment performance, participation, contributions and distributions quickly and easily online.

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.

Lisa London

Lisa London

Wealth Management Advisor

248.645.7254
Nora J Kolar

Nora J Kolar

Financial Advisor

248.645.7253
Maria C Anderson

Maria C Anderson

Senior Financial Advisor

248.645.7461
Annette  Brown

Annette Brown

Registered Client Associate

248.645.7250
Chantel  Somoskey

Chantel Somoskey

Client Associate

248.645.7455

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch, trust and fiduciary services from U.S. Trust, 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.