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Recognition

Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from financial industry publications or directly from Bank of America Corporation. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.

Jennifer Shydler

Forbes "Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors" 2018
Published on July 25, 2018. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2018.

Working Mother/SHOOK Research's "Top Wealth Advisor Moms" 2018-2021
Published annually Sept - Oct. Rankings based on data as of Mar 31 of current year.

Forbes "America's Top Women Wealth Advisors" 2021
Published on March 24, 2021. Rankings based on data as of September 30, 2020.

Forbes "Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State” 2022-2023
Published annually in February. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30 of prior year.

Profile

Jennifer Shydler is a Senior Vice President, a Wealth Management Advisor, and the founder of the Shydler Wealth Management Group at Merrill. Jennifer looks to create lasting value in clients’ financial lives, helping people resolve issues, uncover possible efficiencies, weigh important decisions, and plan for the future. She brings high expectations to her own work and that of her team, fostering an environment that demonstrates each client’s importance through her care, customization, and attentiveness.

 
Jennifer has earned a number of national accolades for her work, recognition that she believes reflects the caliber and contributions of her team and the clients they are proud to serve:

·         Forbes “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors,” 2020-2021 (Published annually Feb – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 –
September 30 of prior year) and Forbes "America's Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in State" for 2022-2023 (Published annually in February. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30 of prior year).

·         Forbes “Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors,” 2019 (Published on September 4, 2019. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2019)

·         Forbes “America’s Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors,” 2017-2018 (Published annually July – Sept. Rankings based on data as of March 31 of current year)

·         Working Mother, “Top Wealth Adviser Moms,” 2018-2021 (Published annually Sept – Oct. Rankings based on data as of Mar 31
of current year)

Jennifer was also recognized with one of Merrill’s most esteemed honors in 2019, the David Brady Award, named for a Merrill employee who lost his life in the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001. The award is given annually to the employee who best exemplifies exceptional commitment to her clients, her team, and the firm.

Clients from varied paths look to Jennifer for assistance. Some are medical professionals who appreciate the time that she creates in their schedules by simplifying the intersection of their personal and professional wealth. Other clients include retirees, women, and widows, who sense Jennifer’s genuine interest in helping them organize their wealth, reduce stress, and grow in confidence as decision makers. Still others include investors who have traditionally managed their own portfolios, but who recognize value in having a trustworthy resource for the years that lie ahead, either to reduce their own time commitments or to nurture a reliable relationship for their loved ones. Finally, nonprofit institutions engage Jennifer’s assistance to support their obligations concerning fiduciary asset management.

Jennifer has significant tenure with the firm—a continuity that helps her connect clients to impactful capabilities, enterprise wide. She began her career with Bank of America in 1999 and has served as a Financial Advisor with Merrill since 2008. Committed to professional excellence, she holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Jennifer has also earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and the Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor designations. Within the firm, she is also a Retirement Accredited Financial Advisor. She earned her B.S. in Finance with distinction in Financial Services, Cum Laude, from San Diego State University.

Very active in her community, Jennifer has served as a “Big Sister” for more than 17 years. She also is the Treasurer on the Executive Board of the Tyler Robinson Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports pediatric cancer patients and their families. Eager to give back, she also volunteers with the Three Square Food Bank and teaches a wealth planning course for the UNLV Women’s Research Institute. 

A fifth-generation Las Vegan, Jennifer is proud to have put down roots in her home city. She and her husband, Mark Wiley, love spending time with their young son, Andy, who keeps them active, busy, and very happy. In her free moments, Jennifer loves listening to live music, hosting friends at her home, crafting, and traveling. She welcomes the opportunity to trade ideas on new travel destinations and share some of her own favorites—New York City, Maui, and Pacific Beach/San Diego.


*Bank of America Corporation’s David Brady Community Service Award is named for David Brady, a Merrill financial advisor who died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He was highly respected for putting the client first and giving back to his community. The award that bears his name was created in 2007 and seeks to honor individuals within Bank of America Corporation Global Wealth & Investment Management who continue to emulate David’s ethos.

*Source: Working Mother/SHOOK Research’s “Top Wealth Advisor Moms” list, published annually Sept - Oct. Rankings based on data as
of Mar 31 of current year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. SHOOK Research considered women advisors with children living at home under 21 years
of age. The ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures derived from telephone and in-person interviews and surveys: service
models, investing process, client retention, industry experience, review of compliance records, firm nominations, etc.; and quantitative
criteria, such as assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because
client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions
of SHOOK Research, LLC and not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Rankings and
recognition from Working Mother/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. Neither SHOOK nor Working Mother receives compensation from the advisors or their firms in exchange for placement on a
ranking. SHOOK Research is a trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC. All rights reserved.

*Source: The Forbes “Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list, published annually July - Sept. Rankings based on data as of March 31
of current year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Forbes “Top Next Generation Wealth Advisors” ranking. SHOOK considered advisors born in
1983 or later with a minimum 4 years as an advisor. Advisors have: built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are
viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures: telephone and in-person
interviews to measure best practices, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations;
and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a
criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on
the opinions of Forbes and not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, future performance, or investment outcome
and should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors
choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past
performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement
on the ranking. For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.

*Source: The Forbes “Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list, published on September 4, 2019. Rankings based on data as of
March 31, 2019.

Forbes “Best-in-State Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list was developed by SHOOK Research. Advisors considered for this ranking
were born in 1980 or later with a minimum 4 years relevant experience; advisors have: built their own practices and lead their teams;
joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures:
telephone and in-person interviews, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations;
and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a
criteria because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based
on the opinions of SHOOK Research, LLC and not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, future performance, or
investment outcome. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receives compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. Forbes
is a trademark of Forbes Media LLC. All rights reserved. Rankings and recognition from Forbes 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.

*Source: The Forbes “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” list, published annually Feb - April. Rankings based on data as of
June 30 - September 30 of prior year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Forbes.com America’s Top Women Advisors ranking was developed by SHOOK Research
and is based on in-person, virtual and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a
ranking algorithm that includes: client impact, industry experience, review of best practices and compliance records, firm nominations;
and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a
criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and
rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or
representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research
receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is
a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.
 *Source: The Forbes “Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State” list, published annually in February. Rankings based on data as of Sept 30 of prior year.

Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Forbes “Top Women Wealth Advisors Best-in-State” ranking was developed by SHOOK Research and is based on in-person, virtual and telephone due diligence meetings to evaluate each advisor qualitatively, a major component of a ranking algorithm that includes: client impact, industry experience, review of best practices and compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, including: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. Rankings are based on the opinions of Forbes and not representative nor indicative of any one client’s experience, future performance, or investment outcome and should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor. Rankings and recognition from Forbes 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. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see www.SHOOKresearch.com. SHOOK is
a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC.

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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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.

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Associate Investment Advisory Specialist

Merrill

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At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, your financial advisor focuses on the things you care about most- family, goals and priorities - even as they change over the years.

Understanding Your Life

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Every relationship begins with a conversation, helping you identify and prioritize which goals matter most to you. Whether it's transferring wealth to the next generation, customizing your financial approach to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, I start by listening to learn more about you and your family.

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I believe that financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals. Whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or funding a child’s education, the process begins by getting to know you and how you feel about the following:

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Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know you better as an investor and potentially help you refine your own investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing through this assessment, we can customize the financial approach we develop together to help you pursue what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help us get to know you - to understand your goals and priorities. These questions will help us provide you with additional insights and resources.

Understanding your goals and priorities

Your life and goals change. We have tools to help you keep track of these changes so they can be reflected in your financial approach.

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I believe the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Calculating how to manage future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? It all starts with a plan intended to help you manage, grow, and preserve your wealth today, while also considering the impact it can have for years to come. With access to the investment insights of Merrill and banking solutions from Bank of America, I will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.

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My mission, first and foremost, is to understand you and what matters most to you. Armed with that information I can ask thoughtful questions -- listening carefully, then understanding in detail where your wealth stands today and where you’d like it to be tomorrow. I help you design and implement a personalized plan intended to help you and your family pursue financial goals while helping manage investment risk. My approach is to focus on potential solutions that can help turn goals into reality.

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      Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

      Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

      We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.