The Hirsch Stabile Group

Merrill Lynch

The Hirsch Stabile Group

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Our goal? Deliver creative strategies, innovative thinking, and top-tier service to a select circle of clients. Positive outcomes are achieved by planning strategically and investing intelligently.  

The Hirsch Stabile Group


What matters most to you – and what brings you here? Perhaps you have investments in different places and no clear strategy that connects them to your financial goals. Or maybe optimizing and organizing your financial life requires time you simply do not have.

At The Hirsch Stabile Group, we work closely with highly accomplished individuals and organizations who are as motivated as we are. And rather than categorize these ambitious clients by arbitrary guidelines – such as age or life stage – we view each of them as having specific financial, personal and emotional characteristics that dictate how we can serve their best interests.

As longtime proponents and practitioners of Goals-Based Wealth Management, we put each client at the center of a highly personalized and integrated financial strategy. This allows us to look forward with clients, to help them prepare for distinct opportunities and challenges (both likely and unlikely).
We also find it beneficial to serve fewer clients and continue to expand our team – and therefore, have the ability to deliver more value than they might have found elsewhere. Please use this website as a way to learn about us – and how we can assist you.


Overseeing approximately $1 Billion in client assets as of January 1st, 2018, our goal is to act as a steward of your wealth by creating and implementing creative strategies that grow assets responsibly in up markets, while providing improved downside capture during challenging markets, so that personally meaningful life goals are not compromised. Helping you to achieve your goals is the most important aspect of our relationship and regular interactions.   

As such, asset allocations are methodically devised and driven by client goals, not by short term market conditions. We inherently believe in increasing risk exposure to assets we want to own for the very long term during market, sector, or company corrections. We believe the world is flat, and invest globally, tax efficiently, and systematically. For clients with low liquidity needs, we capitalize on illiquidity premium by allocating to private equity. We are data driven not emotion driven, and strive to educate and coach our clients on the benefits of doing so.

Goals-Based Investing

We remind clients, “What you’ve accomplished is a given. Where you go from here is how we can help.” 

As goal-based financial advisors, we begin – not with investments – but with our Behavioral Discovery Process during which we ask questions, listen and learn about “life factors” that distinguish you from everyone else. We want to know about your experience with investing, your life, family and achievements. What are your “hot” issues and what’s been in the back of your mind for a while?

You have a unique personality, circumstances, and aspirations. Therefore, it’s appropriate that we develop a clear notion of what a fulfilling life means to you. We take no shortcuts to embracing your objectives – and crafting a smart, disciplined and defined strategy to help meet them. From there, we employ goal-focused benchmarks to measure your progress, keep you on track, and keep your goals within reach. As part of our systematic progress measurement, we provide clear updates on your progress to achieving your goals, both from an investment and planning perspective.  

We also believe in providing a high level of transparency in terms of investing.  

What You Can Expect

To help you enjoy meaningful, real-world outcomes, we will:

  • Provide creative financial strategies and goals-based thinking that may include income generating, philanthropic, tax minimization, pre-liquidity event planning, concentrated stock management, wealth transfer and estate planning strategies, as well as liability management.
  • Take a client-centered investment approach that invariably leads to core portfolios driven by a client’s long-term objectives. Once crafted, we actively manage each portfolio, regularly monitor performance, and stay in touch – to keep pace with changes in markets and your circumstances.  We always seek opportunities to capitalize on market created inefficiencies.
  • Offer you timesaving technology, to help simplify and streamline your financial life.
At the heart of what we can deliver, is what we believe:
  • Developing strategies aligned with your short- and long-term goals can help bring you clarity, which can help you focus on your professional and personal life. By using a behavioral finance overlay, we can also help you avoid costly and irrecoverable reactions to market volatility.
  • Coupling passive investments with best-in-breed third-party managers can help us provide tax efficient, risk-adjusted returns with a focus on managing risk.
  • Frequent and friendly dialog with you is essential to our process and promise. While our structure is informal, our approach is highly disciplined. From day one, we’re devoted to earning the trust you place in us.

Are We a Fit?

We are proud of how we serve clients – and even prouder of the clients we serve. The success of clients has spread them far and wide, to include extended families residing in the New York area and nationwide.

They include technology and media entrepreneurs, financial and other corporate executives, and attorneys. While diverse in profession and passion, clients can best be distinguished by their busy lifestyles and specialized needs:

  • When assisting entrepreneurs, we help them plan and prepare – ideally a year before a liquidity event. In advance of and throughout a sale or acquisition cycle, we develop timetables and strategies, often in concert with tax advisors, trust attorneys and investment bankers.
  • Because we help financial and corporate executives manage wealth that often includes concentrated stock or options, we aim to balance “career risk and investment risk” through hedging, liquidity and diversification strategies.
  • On behalf of attorneys, we work to appreciate the intricacies of their partnerships. When formulating a tax-deferred retirement strategy, we consider the effect of partnership equity, a client’s 401K, defined benefit, cash balance plan, and other vehicles. This is especially important for attorneys in transition.

At The Hirsch Stabile Group, we are selective in our choice of clients. Why? Because our success and that of each client may result from the caliber of those relationships and the depth of service we can provide.

Meet the Team

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

Adam C. Hirsch

Adam C. Hirsch

Wealth Management Advisor

Stephen M Stabile

Stephen M Stabile

Wealth Management Advisor

Hsiou-Chi  Liou

Hsiou-Chi Liou

Financial Advisor

Michael  Mouro

Michael Mouro

Wealth Management Advisor

Marisa Lauren McCallum

Marisa Lauren McCallum

Registered Senior Client Associate

Michelle  Fasciano

Michelle Fasciano

Financial Advisor

David L Kenny

David L Kenny

Registered Client Associate

Sheila R Riley

Sheila R Riley

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.

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Chris J Callahan

Retirement Specialist

Louis P Giambertone

Louis P Giambertone

Insurance Specialist

Jonathan Barry Rank

Jonathan Barry Rank

Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer NMLS # 642155

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.

Taking care of your family and other people in your life
  • Trust & Estate Services2
  • Education Funding Strategies1
  • Insurance3
Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
  • Long-term Care Insurance3
  • Health Savings Account2
  • Disability Insurance3
Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
  • Home Loans2
  • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Credit Cards2
Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
  • Bank of America Business Banking2
  • Exchange Funds1
  • Concentrated Stock Management1
  • Succession Planning1
Spending your free time in meaningful ways
  • Credit Cards2
  • Securities-Based Lending2
  • Structured Lending2
Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
  • Donor-Advised Funds2
  • Private Foundations2
  • Charitable Trusts2
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.

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.

Let’s Have a Conversation

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.

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.


We put you first, every day.
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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.