Per Furmark

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Per Furmark

Vice President
Financial Advisor

I seek to deliver a comprehensive approach to managing wealth, working with clients to discern and quantify their financial priorities while striving to ensure every strategy is properly grounded in the understanding of a client’s financial or personal objectives. 

Profile

Per Furmark seeks to deliver a comprehensive approach to managing wealth, working with clients to discern and quantify their financial priorities while striving to ensure every strategy is properly grounded in the understanding of the client’s financial or personal objectives.  Access to the thought leadership and investment insights of Merrill Lynch, the banking services of Bank of America, and the capabilities and experience of his colleagues, enable him to address the many diverse aspects of his clients’ financial lives. He is driven to deliver excellent service and support clients in the pursuit of their unique goals.


Per's approach to wealth management is consultative and holistic, exploring an investor’s complete financial situation, preferences and goals in advance of identifying strategies designed to support the pursuit of a client’s individual objectives.  Discussions can cover a wide range of topics including retirement income, insurance protection, education finance, estate planning services, philanthropic strategies in addition to investments.

 
Per can also offer clients access to a Wealth Management Lending Officer from Bank of America, N.A., who can draw upon an expansive array of cash management, credit and other lending solutions designed to correspond with a client's overall financial strategy. The Wealth Management Lending Officer does not offer investment advice, nor make recommendations on investment products.


Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Furmark spent his career working with sophisticated investors and their consultants in the private banking and institutional marketplaces while employed by investment managers Fidelity Investments Institutional Services, Franklin Templeton Institutional and Putnam Investments. Today he devotes his energies to serving individual clients and their families, as well as catering to the diverse needs of entrepreneurs and business professionals.
 

Mr. Furmark has been part of the financial services industry since 1986 and joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management in 2013.  Per Furmark is a Senior Portfolio Advisor who can help clients pursue their objectives by managing on a discretionary basis custom investment strategies, selecting from a wide range of Merrill Lynch model portfolios and third-party investment strategies.

 
Per lives in Rowayton, CT and is a graduate of Dartmouth College where he earned a B.A. in English.

 

  • EDUCATION

    Dartmouth College

    Northfield Mount Hermon School

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.

Brian L McDonough

Brian L McDonough

Registered Client Associate

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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.

John Grassia

John Grassia

Sr Structured Credit Exec-R

Peter C Bernard

Peter C Bernard

Trust Specialist

Louis P Giambertone

Louis P Giambertone

Insurance 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 is to understand you and your priorities. To take the time, to ask hard, smart questions and to listen carefully, then to 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 your personal financial goals without unnecessary investment risk. My wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality. When you succeed, I succeed.

Philosophy

I believe it is important that you take positive steps towards your financial future, and that means getting more than just investment advice. I take the time to get to understand who you are, what you hope to achieve and what keeps you up at night. Using an understanding of your life and priorities as a foundation, I can work with you to build a goals-based financial strategy.

Approach

I believe an effective approach to wealth management requires working closely with you to help identify and define your goals.

My job is to first understand what matters most to you. We will work together to create a financial strategy that reflects your investment personality and is built around your life priorities.

My approach is to help you pursue your goals by providing customized service and strategies. Whether you are focused on building, preserving or transferring wealth we are committed to helping you address your financial objectives at every stage of your life.

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.

Capabilities

Using the broad investing resources of Merrill Lynch, I can also assist with income management, education funding, retirement planning, and guidance for executives with concentrated stock positions, traditional and alternative investments, wealth transfer and estate planning services. And with your permission we can also work closely with your other professionals, such as attorneys, accountants and other specialists, to help you pursue your goals.

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.

Let’s Have a Conversation

Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, I can help you create a financial strategy that reflects your personality. Only then can I 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.


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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.