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Carolyn Bain Ottenbreit is a Vice President and Senior Financial Advisor with the Sparta, New Jersey, office of Merrill Lynch. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.*
Carolyn works with a select group of affluent clients, helping them to manage all aspects of their finances and investments. Drawing on the global resources of Merrill Lynch, Carolyn is able to provide a wide array of investment services including retirement planning, estate planning services, tax planning and investment management. She is supported by is supported by a team of Merrill Lynch and Bank of America specialists who provide in depth expertise in each of these areas and work closely with her clients' tax and legal advisors.
Carolyn graduated from Princeton University with a major in Philosophy and received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with a concentration in Finance. She joined Merrill Lynch in 1986. After spending 10 years in corporate finance, she joined the Private Client Group in 1996.
*Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
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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.
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