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- Trust & Estate Services2
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The Stevens, Thompson & Sweers Group was founded with the mission “to use all of our talents and resources to make clients’ financial lives more successful”. The ever-increasing complexity of today’s financial environment requires excellent talent, resources, and technology. We work as a team so that clients may benefit from the experience, knowledge and insight of our entire group as we help develop and implement strategies to pursue their goals while minimizing risks. We believe in building long term relationships with clients and their families. This allows us to understand all of the critical aspects of their lives so we are able to provide advice and guidance in the areas of wealth accumulation, investment management, retirement income and cash flow planning, legacy planning, education planning, philanthropic services, liability planning, and strategies for business owners and executives. We understand that everyone has unique goals and priorities for their wealth. We work with clients to tailor their investments to help meet these goals by combining time tested, disciplined investment strategies with flexibility and tactical asset management. Focusing on wealth management strategies holistically enables us to keep the various aspects of clients’ financial lives working together and evolving, as the dynamics of life can change over time.
Life is always changing and growing more complex. Your needs and priorities specific to your family, work, health and home are continuously evolving. And since your finances are so deeply connected with the rest of your life, strategies that are specific to your unique situations can be helpful. Even if you're accustomed to managing your wealth on your own, you may find value in having a relationship with someone who understands your priorities and who has the knowledge and resources to help you make more informed decisions, no matter where in your life you are.
Working with us means working with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors truly dedicated to your success. Our approach is simple, transparent and supported by experienced investment guidance.
We believe our clients realize the full value of our relationship, including:
Our years of experience through multiple market fluctuations have helped us understand that we can help you pursue your goals by being consistent in our approach. We'll work with you to build a portfolio strategy that helps you pursue your goals - no matter the financial environment. We'll take into account your objectives, time horizon and liquidity needs and, perhaps most important, your sensitivity to risk and investment personality.
We work primarily with high-net-worth individuals and families. We’ll begin by getting to know you as we explore the following seven priorities together:
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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*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. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management 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.
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.
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.
We put you first, every day.
Getting to know you is our primary goal.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, we will build a strategy that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.