More volatility ahead:  Your key questions answered
More volatility ahead: Your key questions answered

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Kent Mollo Group

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Hear how Lisa Kent and her team support their clients in identifying their vision and outlining a plan for the future to help them stay focused and reach their financial goals.

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Our Team

For over 40 years Lisa Kent has witnessed up and down markets, strong and weak economies, and investment fads and bubbles of all kinds. What remains unchanged is her philosophy of helping clients live the best lives possible with the resources that they have. The Team strives to make simple what may be complicated, to promise to ask questions no one else asks, and to help solve complex financial challenges for their clients. With the investing insights of Merrill and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America, the Kent Mollo Group has a wide variety of strategies and services available to serve their clients.

Lisa’s partners include her husband, Timothy Kent, a 31 year veteran of the financial services industry, and Francesco Mollo who has served in this industry for nearly 18 years.

Kelly Nilsen, a Registered Wealth Management Client Associate over 27 years experience is joined by Stephanie Williams, also a Registered Wealth Management Client Associate, and Marissa Baldoni, a Financial Advisor, and the most recent addition to the Team in 2019.

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The Kent Mollo Group Philosophy

Our Team is driven by the power of our clients’ goals and aspirations. We will ask questions to help you identify the intention of your wealth, and offer solutions that help solve for these needs while maintaining flexibility. Are you looking to leave a legacy for your children? What happens in the timeline of your life between now and then? Are there others that you are financially responsible for? What about saving for milestone events? Let us help you uncover all that matters to you and your family over the course of the generations. With the power of the combination of Merrill and the Bank of America, we will work alongside of you to develop an approach that is customized for your personal financial needs.

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Approach

We 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 your financial approach to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, we start by listening to learn more about you and your family.

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 help you refine your investing preferences. Together, we can help customize your investment approach. Using an understanding of your priorities and investment personality as a foundation, we 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 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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Capabilities

Our 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 investments. Our ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience and lending solutions of Bank of America offers a way to help clients manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. We view ourselves as a financial resource, helping clients with potential solutions for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

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Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

We 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. 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.

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.

Lisa K Kent

Forbes’ “America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors” in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors”  in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

Meet the Team

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.

Karen Gower Hofrichter

Karen Gower Hofrichter

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

NMLS #589277

Michael K Costo

Michael K Costo

Retirement Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Deena Darkhabani

Deena Darkhabani

Wealth Management Banking Specialist

Merrill

Upcoming Events

Summer Time Grilling with Pitmaster Rodney Scott

June 16th, 2022|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

Get the grills ready for this virtual lesson on BBQ with Chef Rodney Scott! Famous for his craft and passion for whole-hog BBQ, Chef Scott will share his techniques in grilling some delicious summer BBQ just in time for Father’s Day. A week prior to the event, all registered attendees will receive a list of ingredients and the recipes if you’d like to cook alongside the James Beard Award winning chef and legendary Pitmaster.


Click here by June 15, 2022 to reserve your place for this exclusive, live virtual event.

    For more information: 609.243.7946 or kentmollogroup@ml.com

    Past Events

    An update on the economy, markets and Washington policy

    March 31st, 2022|12:00 PM EST

    During this event, Mitchell Drossman and Jonathan Kozy from the Chief Investment Office within Bank of America Corporation will discuss:

    ·         Our Chief Investment Office’s view on the U.S. economy
    ·         An update on Washington policy
    ·        Our Chief Investment Office’s view on the world markets

      An update on the economy, markets and Washington policy

      March 31st, 2022|5:30 PM EST

      During this event, Mitchell Drossman and Jonathan Kozy from the Chief Investment Office within Bank of America Corporation will discuss:

      ·         Our Chief Investment Office’s view on the U.S. economy
      ·         An update on Washington policy
      ·        Our Chief Investment Office’s view on the world markets

        The Art of Deduction: An Evening with Colin Cloud

        April 21st, 2022|6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

        Please join us for an exciting and interactive evening with world renowned mentalist – Colin Cloud. Described as the closest thing to a real-life Sherlock Holmes, Colin’s award-winning act will leave you inspired, astounded and wondering “How did he know that?”

          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 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.



          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.



            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.

            #DigitalMerrill

            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.



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              No question too big or moment too small

              For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.

              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.