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Cary began his career as a financial advisor in 1983. As a Senior Financial Advisor, Cary provides his clients with over 36 years of investment industry experience. His areas of focus include customized portfolio management, asset allocation advice, risk management, securities analysis, retirement income strategies and executive financial services.
Cary is a Senior Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, and Merrill Lynch Wealth Management model portfolios. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a Senior Portfolio Manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis. After meeting certain additional requirements, a Senior Portfolio Manager may use his own strategies to manage the assets of clients working with other Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors.
Cary graduated from the University of Michigan in 1978 with a B.S. in Psychology. He was a member of the Academy of Certified Portfolio Manager’s first graduating class of advisors who achieved the Certified Portfolio Manager (CPM®) certification, taught in conjunction with the IEOR Department at Columbia University.
He was an active member of the Portfolio Management Institute and served on its board of directors from 2007 to 2012. He also served on the board of directors of the Academy of Certified Portfolio Management which is an entity dedicated to the continuing education, promotion, and development of the CPM® designation for portfolio managers. Cary also holds the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor designation.
Cary was named to Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list in 2018 and 2019.*
Cary is a member of the Board of Directors for the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan Foundation. He was recently a member of the Finance Committee for Oakland Hills Country Club. He is presently the president of his homeowner's association at his secondary residence in Michigan.
He has been married to Patti for 35 years and has two adult children Julia (30) and Harrison (28). He enjoys spending non-working hours with family and friends pursuing activities such as snow skiing, fishing, golfing, running, hiking, dining, and reading.
*Asset allocation does not ensure profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
*Source: Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" list, February 2019. The ranking for this list by SHOOK Research is based on due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a ranking algorithm that includes: client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Forbes is a trademark of Forbes Media LLC. All rights reserved. Rankings and recognition from Forbes/SHOOK Research are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor.
University of Michigan
Forbes' "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" list in 2018
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors"
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