Jennifer Polidori

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Jennifer joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 1997. As a Merrill Financial Advisor Jennifer works with families, individual investors & business owners by helping her clients design a road map to realizing their financial goals and implements the strategies necessary to achieve them. She works closely with her clients, monitoring the progress towards their goals and meets with them regularly to make adjustments to their individually designed strategies as needed. Jennifer believes in incorporating her clients other professional advisors, such as their attorneys & CPAs, into the planning process in order to create a more goals based and efficient investment strategy and also to better understand every aspect of her client’s financial picture and long term planning needs and wealth transfer desires.

Additionally, Jennifer believes that each client presents their own unique set of goals and challenges and she enjoys taking the time to really get to know each one of her clients personally. Working with a team of specialists, Jennifer works with her clients in all aspects of the goals based planning approach whether it is investments, asset allocation, saving for college, purchasing a first or second home, planning for retirement, estate planning services & philanthropy. She holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) designation and the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA®) Designation.

Jennifer lives in her hometown of Pompton Lakes, NJ, where she also sits as an elected Councilwoman.  She is the proud mother of two beautiful children, Paige and John Michael. She enjoys competitive skeet shooting, cooking, traveling, water sports and spending summer days on Greenwood Lake.

Community involvement is an integral part of how Jennifer interacts with clients and communities. She is enthusiastically involved with volunteering and fundraising for Bergen County Habitat For Humanity, an active member in her Rotary Club as well as various other organizations throughout New Jersey.


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    Professional Staff

    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.

    Additional Resources

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    AI Specialist

    Where do we begin? It starts with you.

    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

    Welcome

    My mission is to understand you and your priorities. 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. I help you design, implement and periodically monitor a customized wealth management strategy that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while managing investment risk. My wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.

    Working with Nonprofits

    Managing a nonprofit organization is a time consuming undertaking that can be, at times, a challenging task. As a financial advisor with more than two decades of experience, Jennifer derives great satisfaction from helping non-profit organizations improve the lives of others.

    Sitting on the board of Bergen County Habitat for Humanity gives Jennifer first-hand experience assisting organizations in making the difficult decisions required to further their mission and long-term goals. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Jennifer understands that every nonprofit’s mission and financial needs are unique. Supported by a team of specialists from Merrill Lynch Global Institutional Consulting and Bank of America Private Bank, she is well positioned to help your organization create a customized investment management approach focused on your mission, investment and spending policy, and liquidity needs. Jennifer also assists major donors of nonprofit organizations with tax efficient gifting strategies, including charitable remainder and charitable lead trusts, charitable gift accounts, and the gifting of highly appreciated securities.

    A former board member for CUMAC, Jennifer volunteers with The Habitat for Humanity Women Build Committee, Soroptimist of Passaic Valley and the Pompton Lakes Women’s Club. Deeply involved with her local community, she also serves as Councilwoman for the Borough of Pompton Lakes, chairperson for multiple Lenox Elementary School Parent Teacher Association committees and minor division soccer coach for Pompton Lakes Riverdale Soccer Association.

    Global Institutional Consulting (“GIC”) is part of the Global Wealth and Investment Management business of BofA Corp. Institutional Investments & Philanthropic Solutions (“II&PS”) is part of Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of BofA Corp. Trust and fiduciary services and other banking products are provided by wholly-owned banking affiliates of BofA Corp., including Bank of America, N.A. Banking activities may be performed by wholly owned banking affiliates of BofA Corp., including Bank of America, N.A., member FDIC. Brokerage and investment advisory services are provided by wholly owned non-bank affiliates of BofA Corp., including Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S” or “Merrill”), a dually registered broker-dealer and investment adviser and member SIPC.

    Philosophy

    I believe the best financial strategy 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. Worried about managing 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? With access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, I will work with you to develop strategies designed to help address your financial needs.

    Approach

    I begin every relationship with a conversation, helping you identify and prioritize which goals matter most to you. Whether it's transferring wealth to the next generation, customizing financial strategies 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.

    Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help me get to know you better as an investor and help you refine your investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing, through this assessment I can customize financial strategies together. Using an understanding of your priorities and investment personality as a foundation, I help you access the full breadth of resources from Bank of America’s banking products and services and Merrill’s investment insights to address all aspects of your financial life.

    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 strategy 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.

    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 strategy.

    Capabilities

    My process is designed to help deliver a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investment management. My ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America offers a way to help clients manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. I view myself as a financial resource, helping clients with strategies for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

    Focus On Individuals and Families

    I work primarily with high-net-worth individuals and families. I’ll begin by getting to know you as we explore the following seven priorities together:

    • 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

    I work closely with other trusted professionals to help clients pursue their goals, drawing on the investment insights of Merrill and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America as we do so.

     

    Your Financial Strategy

    We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, as well as banking, trust and fiduciary services from 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
    FAMILY
    Taking care of your family and other people in your life
    • Trust & Estate Services2
    • Education Funding Strategies1
    • Insurance3
    HEALTH
    HEALTH
    Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
    • Long-term Care Insurance3
    • Health Savings Account2
    • Disability Insurance3
    HOME
    HOME
    Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
    • Home Loans2
    • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
    • Securities-Based Lending2
    • Credit Cards2
    WORK
    WORK
    Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
    • Bank of America Business Banking2
    • Exchange Funds1
    • Concentrated Stock Management1
    • Succession Planning1
    LEISURE
    LEISURE
    Spending your free time in meaningful ways
    • Credit Cards2
    • Securities-Based Lending2
    • Structured Lending2
    GIVING
    GIVING
    Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
    • Donor-Advised Funds2
    • Private Foundations2
    • Charitable Trusts2
    FINANCE
    FINANCE
    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 you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.

    <br />Regular reviews to help you stay<br />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.

      <br />Monitoring changes in your life<br />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.

      Wealth Management Your Way

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

      It’s easy to seamlessly integrate your Merrill Wealth Management and Bank of America banking accounts online and through our mobile apps with a single click

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

      Your advisor is a click away through our Secure Inbox and texting application

      Access to your complete financial life is available with Spending & Budgeting, integrating your Merrill and Bank of America activity into a powerful tool to track your expenses and income

        Let’s Have a Conversation

        Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, I can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can I 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 Wealth Management 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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        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.

        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, 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.