Wiktoria O'Hare

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Wiktoria O'Hare


Financial Advisor

As a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch, when you become my client, you become a member of my community, of my family, and you will be taken care of as such.

Profile

Different is how I would describe myself. Being an immigrant, twice, and growing up in a Canadian ski village meant that my community was my family and integrity and altruism are the foundations of who I am today. As a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch, when you become my client, you become a member of my community, of my family, and you will be taken care of as such.

I emphasize goals-based wealth management, which means that once your distinct needs and goals have been identified, I leverage my team of specialists and Merrill Lynch resources to engineer your financial action plan. Your financial action plan will be a highly customized step-by-step map enabling you to properly prepare whether it's for your retirement, a significant life change, safeguarding your children’s education, taking your business to the next level, or leveraging investment strategies to your advantage.

I help my clients toward making their goals become a reality. You work hard, so why shouldn’t your money?
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Taught to ski by Canada’s Female Athlete of the Century, Nancy Greene-Raine, Wiktoria subsequently became an alpine ski racer herself. She competed for 10 years, during which time she was an internationally ranked competitor for four. As a top Canadian athlete, Wiktoria was recruited for the inaugural collegiate ski team at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. The women’s ski team dominated the collegiate circuit, becoming national champions several years in a row with Wiktoria claiming multiple First Team All-American titles. Wiktoria has since retired and now enjoys having fun on the slopes with family and friends.

Before joining Merrill Lynch, Wiktoria was a Capital Markets Analyst at a woman-owned broker dealer where she was involved on the sell side in IPOs, investment grade debt offerings, and secondary and overnight equity deals. She holds the Series 7, 63, and 65 FINRA registrations. Wiktoria currently lives in Manhattan with her husband and many succulent plants. Outside of skiing, she enjoys weightlifting, baking, and reading in her spare time.

  • LANGUAGES

    Polish

  • EDUCATION

    Westminster College

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

As a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, I focus on connecting all aspects of clients’ financial lives to help them prioritize and pursue goals that matter most to them. I work with individuals, families, and businesses to understand their financial situation, risk tolerance, time horizon and liquidity needs. I help them articulate their short- and long-term goals then recommend a financial strategy aligned with what they strive to achieve. I do so while combining personalized service with the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America.

Philosophy

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, you need strategies that are specific to your unique situation. 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.

Approach

No two investment strategies are alike because no two investors are alike. I'll examine several components — your life priorities, investment personality and financial situation — to help create an actionable strategy with personalized advice and measurable goals. I'll be here with you every step of the way, helping you track progress to your goals and working with you to adjust your investment strategy over time if or as needed.

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.

Capabilities

We believe that to feel good about your finances, you need to know exactly where you are, where you want to go, and how much you may need to get there. I work with you to develop a customized financial strategy, drawing on the best thinking of our firm, to help you with your financial future. I will manage all aspects of our relationship, making it clear what you’re paying for and what you’re getting. As your life and the markets change, we will meet periodically to help make sure you’re on track in pursuing your goals and to adjust your strategy as needed for the journey ahead.

Your Financial Strategy

We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill Lynch, trust and fiduciary services from U.S. Trust, 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

There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor committed to your needs – a caring advisor who can leverage the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and access to the banking convenience of Bank of America to help clients face today’s financial and economic landscape. 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.