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Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management

Understanding your life priorities is an important part of how we work with the clients we serve. It’s not just about markets and returns, it’s about what matters most to you. We welcome the opportunity to show you how we can work together to create a financial approach designed around you, your goals and your aspirations.
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Welcome

Our mission is to understand you and what matters most to you. To take the time, to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully, then to understand, in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today, and where you’d like it to be tomorrow. We help you design and implement a customized wealth management approach that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while helping manage investment risk. Our wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.

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Philosophy

We believe it is important that you take positive steps toward your financial future, and that means getting more than just investment advice.  We take the time to get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you. Using an understanding of your life and priorities as a foundation, we can work with you to build a goals-based financial approach.

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Approach

Working with us means working with advisors truly dedicated to your success. Our approach is simple, transparent and supported by thoughtful investment guidance.

We believe clients realize the full value of our relationship, including:

  • helping you make significant decisions
  • recognizing your life priorities and goals
  • understanding your investment personality
  • helping you prioritize and pursue goals
  • being transparent by making possibilities, fees and risks clear
  • taking steps to help you preserve income during a life challenge
  • educating the younger generation about investments and the markets

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Your approach to investing

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 give you a sense of the full assessment and help us provide you with additional insights and resources.

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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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Capabilities

Our process is designed to provide a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investments. Our ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America offers a way for clients to manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. We see
ourselves as a financial resource, helping clients with potential solutions for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

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Focus On Individuals, Families, and Small Businesses

We can offer advice and guidance designed to assist you in making investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals.  So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, we start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.

  • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
  • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

Who We Are

Supported by the global resources of Merrill, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Additional Resources

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.

Tricia Kropp

Tricia Kropp

Trust Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Gary Pierson

Gary Pierson

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #280343

Aileen T. Takio

Aileen T. Takio

Employee Benefits Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Upcoming Events

A Conversation with Caroline Johnson, author of "Jet Girl"

March 23rd, 2021|4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EST

Caroline graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2009 to become an F/A-18 Super Hornet Weapons Systems Officer, meaning she communicated, targeted, and coordinated all bomb and missile employments in her aircraft. She was one of two female aviators in her 230-person unit, and one of the only 1.7% women flying fighter jets in the Navy. She deployed in 2014 aboard the USS George HW Bush seeing combat action in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, and she was the first woman to employ weapons against ISIS in Iraq.

Wrapping up her active duty career, Caroline earned her master’s degree and returned to the Naval Academy to teach leadership and run aviation recruitment. She now serves in the Naval Reserves.

Caroline’s memoir, Jet Girl, was published in November 2019, and she is a professional speaker renowned for her remarkable stories, real business anecdotes, and relatable personality.


    For more information: 908.879.3304 or ALT_WMG@ml.com

    The New Retirement: Will You Be Ready?

    March 18th, 2021|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

    Featured Speakers and Panelists

    • Andy Sieg, President, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
    • Ken Dychtwald, Co-founder, Age Wave
    • Lorna Sabbia, Head of Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions, Bank of America
    • Chris Hyzy, Chief Investment Officer, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank
    • Surya Kolluri, Managing Director, Retirement Thought Leadership, Bank of America

    Discussion topics will include:
    • How the pandemic accelerated certain trends that may impact planning for retirement
    • Retiring earlier than expected — or working longer remotely
    • Medical advances driving increased longevity or quality of life in retirement
    • Investment strategies and other steps pre-retirees can take now to adapt to new realities

    Premiering March 18, 2021 at 2 PM ET

    Available On-demand following premiere

    Register Here 

      For more information: 908.879.3304 or ALT_WMG@ml.com

      Your Financial Approach

      We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.

      FAMILY
      Taking care of your family and other people in your life
      • Trust & Estate Planning Services4
      • Education Funding1
      • Insurance3
      HEALTH
      Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
      • Long-term Care Insurance3
      • Health Savings Account2
      • Disability Insurance3
      HOME
      Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
      • Home Loans2
      • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
      • Securities-Based Lending2
      • Credit Cards2
      WORK
      Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
      • Bank of America Business Banking2
      • Exchange Funds1
      • Concentrated Stock Management1
      • Succession Planning1
      LEISURE
      Spending your free time in meaningful ways
      • Credit Cards2
      • Securities-Based Lending2
      • Structured Lending2
      GIVING
      Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
      • Donor-Advised Funds4
      • Private Foundations4
      • Charitable Trusts4
      FINANCE
      Using your finances to bring it all together
      • Merrill Investment Accounts1
      • Investment Advisory Accounts1
      • Alternative Investments1
      • Exchange-Traded Funds1
      • Mutual Funds1
      • Closed-end Funds1
      • Fixed Income Products1
      • Options1
      • Annuities3
      • Impact Portfolios1
      • Market-Linked Investments1
      • Securities-Based Lending2
      • Margin1
      • Home Loans2
      • Bank of America Checking and Savings Accounts2
      • Credit Cards2
      • Online Account Access1,2

      1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
      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.

      Staying on Track

      We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By periodically checking in to discuss changes in your life and revisiting your financial approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.


      Periodic reviews to help you
      stay on track

      We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.


        Monitoring changes in your life
        and to your goals

        Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.

        Wealth Management Your Way

        MyMerrill is your online destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities.

        Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

        You can manage account security with our customizable security capabilities such as touch ID, one time passcode, and other security features

        Access to your complete financial life is available with My Financial Picture, Merrill’s asset aggregation tool

          Let’s Have a Conversation

          Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together we can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can we offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

          Why Merrill?

          As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.


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          We put you first, every day.
          Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

          Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

          We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

          A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

          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.