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The Douglass Group is dedicated to serving the financial needs of a select cadre of families and individuals who possess substantial wealth. We offer strategic wealth management for business owners, entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, wealthy retirees, private investors and institutions. These clients have come to The Douglass Group, in our opinion, because they realize their wealth demands special care.
Prospective clients often ask, "Why should we work with The Douglass Group?" We believe that they find the answer in who we are, what we do and how we do it. Our team has more than 100 years of collective experience helping affluent families make prudent choices about managing their wealth. That's seven combined decades of offering wealth and investing strategies through a number of market and economic cycles, across waves of ever more complicated financial products and services.
We believe that clients seek us out for goals-based guidance on the complex matters affecting their futures, and we also believe that they find value in engaging our insights across multiple wealth management disciplines.
Clients, especially those preparing for the next stage of their lives, face a number of challenges in managing significant wealth. Our team understands the obstacles, the opportunities and the many forms of risk. We are adept at developing strategies that help clients create the kind of future they want–on their terms, within their outlook.
In helping you define and chart a path toward your goals, we take into consideration your assets, your objectives and, just as important, your attitude and habits regarding money. We'll look at how you can segment your assets into portfolios targeting preservation, income and liquidity, intermediate and long-term growth, plus any special objectives you have. We'll also look at how to help you:
Your wealth has a structure–and as with any structure, the better its design and construction, the better it can withstand the stress of the outside environment and the demands of the people it can benefit. Our wealth allocation framework can help you reengineer and manage your assets to stand up to these four key risk factors:
To take advantage of the opportunities in today’s markets, there is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Merrill Lynch financial advisor committed to your needs—an advocate who can access the combined strength of the investment insights of Merrill Lynch and the banking convenience of Bank of America, so you can plan ahead with strategies designed to face the new financial landscape:
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.
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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.
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 give you peace of mind* that you're on track to help 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. 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 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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Getting to know you is our primary goal.
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.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.