The Windsor Group

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The Windsor Group

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The Windsor Group helps clients organize and streamline their financial lives, propelling them from where they are, to where they want to be. Skilled planners, we design a singular path for each client that reflects his or her unique goals, needs, and long-term aspirations.

The Windsor Group


Headquartered in Glen Rock, New Jersey, we are a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management team committed to providing an exceptional level of care and responsiveness. Our client focus testifies to our interest in helping you achieve the life you envision.  Our willingness to listen and to understand your personal concerns and goals enables us to develop a detailed plan designed to relieve stress, increase clarity, and achieve the long-term vision for your life and legacy.

Drawing on our multiple industry designations and decades of experience, our team employs a time-tested process. More importantly, we are engaged and enthusiastic problem-solvers, helping you grow, preserve, and transfer your wealth more effectively.

A Planning-Based Approach

A six-member team, we have the depth and complementary skillsets to tackle a range of needs and priorities.  Our financial advisors hold a number of industry designations:

  • CIMA®, Certified Investment Management Analyst®
  • CPWA®, Certified Private Wealth Advisor®
  • CRPC®, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠
Our approach is founded on a thorough and thoughtful plan, especially designed for you, your family, or your business.  A good plan takes time and we commit ourselves to the integrity of our process by getting to know you and developing the precise input that is integral to an effective plan. We revisit and refine our approach over time, updating our strategies and allocations to reflect the dynamic nature of life’s opportunities and challenges. Each plan is the blueprint of our work and our basis for moving forward, guiding actionable strategies that are critical to long-term success.

A Single Source for Diverse Needs

We work with clients from diverse paths: business owners, executives, multi-generational families, retirees, and businesses. Whatever their background or circumstances, clients share the same primary concern, which is ensuring they maintain the proper track to reach their goals. 

Our goal as a team is to help you tune out the noise and distractions of fads and headlines, and focus on integrated strategies for capital preservation, disciplined growth, and effective wealth transfer. Harnessing the renowned research and technology at our disposal, we help you develop a roadmap that reflects your unique circumstances and aspirations.  We believe strongly in the value of diversification, rebalancing, down-side risk mitigation and detailed wealth planning as key components of your customized strategy.  We also work in conjunction with your attorney and accountant, promoting clear communication and reliable leadership. The result is a thoughtful wealth framework flexible enough to weather diverse market conditions but tailored to your individual preferences, values, and risk tolerance.

Driven to Serve

Service is a fundamental pillar of our practice. If you have a question or need, we want to be your first phone call, for matters large or small. We are relentless in our efforts to dispel complexity, promote simplicity, and resolve uncertainty.

We know that your priorities evolve and change. We are eager to stay apprised of changes in your life, personal or professional, so we can better serve your needs.  Through periodic reviews and face-to-face meetings, we will develop and refine a workable plan for pursuing your goals more effectively, whatever the market condition, fiscal environment, or life event.

We are honored that client referrals constitute the majority of our new relationships and work hard to validate that trust every day.

Our Group

Supported by the global resources of Merrill Lynch, our group 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 Financial Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Michael K Costo

Michael K Costo

Retirement Specialist

Katrina Brown

Katrina Brown

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

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Michael L Gaeta

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer NMLS # 431927

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch, trust and fiduciary services from U.S. Trust, 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.

Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
Using your finances to bring it all together
  • Merrill Lynch 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

1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.

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 strategy, our goal is to help give you peace of mind* that you're on track to help achieve what's most important to you.

Regular reviews to help you stay on track
Regular reviews to help you stay on track

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

  • Sample client review agenda
  • Sample Wealth Outlook Report
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals
Monitoring changes in your life and to your goals

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

Access to what you need, when you need it

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

  • Your advisor is never more than a click away within our site or mobile apps
  • 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 Lynch’s asset aggregation tool

*Peace of mind is an aspirational state of mind that clients hope to achieve. There are no guaranteed results following completion of the Goals-Based Wealth Management process because markets can fluctuate and investments can lose value. Advisors work with clients to help them understand how the goals based wealth management process can help to address their concerns, financial situation and priorities.

Let’s Have a Conversation

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

Why Merrill Lynch?

As Merrill Lynch financial advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment strategy to pursue your goals.


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Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

Getting to know you is our primary goal.

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

Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill Lynch, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.

Adjusting your plan as your life and the markets change.

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