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- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
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Kathy Chen is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc.
Kathy has over 25 years of extensive experience in the industry. Her focus for the last 15 years has been on individual and family wealth management. Prior to joining Merrill in 2006, Kathy worked many years with wealth management group for a prominent Minnesota family.
Kathy received her MS in Finance from the University of Strathclyde School of Business (U.K.) in 1991. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association (FPA) and is fluent in Mandarin.
Kathy and her team provides clients with portfolio management, ongoing investment guidance, retirement planning, exploring family & business issues regarding wealth transfer, design estate strategies, shaping their philanthropy, implementing and reviewing financial recommendations.
In Feb. 2012, Kathy and her team were named one of the Top Wealth Managers in Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal by NABCAP (The National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices).
Kathy's team is committed to MANAGE WEALTH WITH INTEGRITY.
*On February 2012, the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal published NABCAP's list of Premier Advisors. NABCAP, a 501(c)3 non-profit, assesses 20 categories of practice management and objectively compares and evaluates all participants numerically. A minimum score must be attained for a practice to be considered for the final list, and the winners are then listed in alphabetical order. The list details Advisory practice credentials, specialties, avg. size client and size of practice. There is no cost for advisors to participate and be considered for publication.
*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete a CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
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.
Chinese & English
Business School of University of Strathclyde UK
Supported by the global resources of Merrill, my team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
Bank of America, N.A.
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
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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