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Laurie Bournias is a Senior Vice President and a Wealth Management Advisor who joined Merrill in 1994. She is a graduate from Walsh College with a B.A. in Finance.
She holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Additionally, Laurie has received the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation.
Laurie is a specially qualified Portfolio Manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing her own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm's Investment Advisory Program, a Portfolio Manager may manage her strategies on a discretionary basis.
The FINRA registrations that Laurie holds include Series 7, 63, 65, and 31. Additionally she holds licenses in life, health and variable annuity insurance.
As a Wealth Management Advisor, Laurie works with an exclusive group of high net worth individuals, families and businesses in developing and implementing strategies to manage their wealth.
It is her practice to approach each client's unique needs through Goals-Based, financial strategies, retirement planning, college planning and investments. Both sides of the balance sheet are considered during client reviews. In conjunction with these services, Laurie is supported by specialists, state-of-the-art technology and top-rated research at Merrill. She works closely with our client's legal and accounting professionals. Laurie also works with businesses to establish company retirement plans such as SARSEPs, SIMPLE, Profit-Sharing and 401k plans. Together with our Commercial Business Banker, she assists owners with their cash management, lending and merchant card processing needs.
Laurie is married and loves to travel and maintain an active lifestyle with her husband.
She serves on the Board of the Hellenic Museum of Michigan.
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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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