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Ally works in Wealth Management helping individuals and families with their banking and investment needs. By aligning clients’ needs and values with their goals, Ally can help ensure families feel confident they have enough money to live their desired retirement lifestyle. By leveraging her enterprise specialists, Ally can offer additional resources during unexpected life events such as: the sale of a business, loss of a job, death or severe illness, special needs and divorce. Ally’s mission is to take the complexities of investing and make them easy to understand and a family’s financial success easy to visualize. She educates her clients, uses top industry planning tools, provides access to research, and integrates new technology into her practice. Ally understands wealth management is about more than money. She serves as a buffer between your emotions and your portfolio making the waves of an uncertain market easy to ride. She instills confidence in her clients. People work with Ally, because she is a financial advisor who delivers impact.
Ally was born and raised in West Frankfort, Illinois. She received her B.S. in Economics and her B.A. in Philosophy from Southeast Missouri State University. Pursing her dream of helping others, Ally went on to receive her Master's in Social Work from Washington University in Saint Louis. Using her passion to bridge economics and social work, Ally has a passion for impact investing. Impact investing can be defined as investments made into companies, organizations and funds with the intention to derive measurable social and environmental impact alongside a risk adjusted financial return. Other common terms for aspects of Impact Investing include socially responsible investing (SRI); environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing; and values-based investing (VBI). While they have some distinctions, they share common elements of investing strategies designed to create positive change in society. The most recent term is Environmental, Social and Governance. ESG factors refer to industry specific issues such as climate change, human capital and labor management, corporate governance, gender diversity, privacy and data security, among others. The Global Wealth & Investment Management Chief Investment Office (GWIM CIO) created the Merrill Lynch Impact Portfolios (ML Impact Portfolios) to help meet investors’ desires to align their investments with the issues and causes important to them. Ally is available to personalize portfolios and strategies helping families own their environmental, social, and governance impact in society. During her free time, Ally enjoys running, hiking, and traveling. She serves as a leader on the Young Professional Board of Directors for Girls on the Run and participates in various community awareness events for anti-human trafficking.
Neither Merrill Lynch nor its Financial Advisors provide tax, accounting or legal advice. Clients should review any planned financial transactions or arrangements that may have tax, accounting or legal implications with their personal professional advisors.
Impact investing and/or Environmental Social Governance (ESG) investing has certain risks based on the fact that ESG criteria excludes securities of certain issuers for nonfinancial reasons and therefore, investors may forgo some market opportunities and the universe of investments available will be smaller.
Asset allocation does not ensure profit or protect against loss in declining markets.
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