Kharmia DeLemos Powell

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Kharmia DeLemos Powell

Vice President
Senior Financial Advisor

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

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Kharmia DeLemos Powell
Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

As a Senior Financial Advisor, Kharmia Powell assists individuals and families with determining their financial goals and implementing customized wealth management strategies. Ms. Powell also works with other family advisors to help clients focus on estate planning issues, including strategic philanthropic giving.

Before joining Merrill Lynch in 2001, Ms. Powell was a bond analyst in the Wall Street headquarters of J.P. Morgan Securities. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 1994, she was president of an international management consulting firm based in New York City. Ms. Powell earned a B.A. from Smith College and studied law and finance at the University of Pennsylvania Law School* and New York University Stern School of Business. Ms. Powell has served on the board of directors of the Gift Planning Council of New Jersey, an organization of professionals engaged in education and training in the philanthropic community.|*Ms. Powell does not provide legal advice in her role at Merrill Lynch.

    Professional Staff

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

    Farah Z Kazmi

    Farah Z Kazmi

    Registered Client Associate

    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.

    Karen Gower Hofrichter

    Karen Gower Hofrichter

    Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer

    Michael K Costo

    Michael K Costo

    Retirement Specialist

    Matthew W McKean

    Matthew W McKean

    Trust Specialist

    Where do we begin? It starts with you.

    At Merrill Lynch, 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, first and foremost, is to understand your goals and priorities. To take the time to ask hard, smart questions and listen carefully, then understand in great detail, exactly where your wealth stands today and where you’d like it to be tomorrow. I then help you design, implement and periodically monitor a customized wealth management strategy that helps you and your family pursue personal financial goals without unnecessary investment risk. My approach is about designing strategies that help turn goals into reality. When you succeed, I succeed.

    Philosophy

    I believe that the best financial strategy is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, I 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 on to future generations? With access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America, I will work with you to develop strategies that are designed to address your priorities and financial needs.

    Approach

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

    Merrill Lynch developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help us get to know your investing preferences. By gaining a deeper understanding of how you think and feel about investing through this assessment, I can help customize the financial strategy we develop together.

    Capabilities

    My process is designed to deliver a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond portfolio management. My ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America offers a way for clients to manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. I can be a financial resource, helping clients with the process of 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 Lynch and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America as we do so.

    Your approach to investing

    Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill Lynch 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 with your approach for what matters most to you. Our Investment Personality Assessment is one of the ways to help me 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.

    Your Financial Strategy

    We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch 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
    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 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.

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    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.

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





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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.