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BRITTANY L. STIVALE

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Brittany Stivale moved from Southern California to join Merrill Lynch Wealth Management as a Financial Advisor in 2017. She is now a Financial Advisor and a Senior Portfolio Advisor, and holds three designations: Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠ (AAMS®), Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ (AWMA®), and Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ (CRPC®).

Brittany has been in the financial services industry since 2014 and worked previously for two boutique wealth management firms in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. She came to Merrill because she believes it provides a more complete platform for wealth management, including investment research, an enhanced technology platform, and access to strategic specialists. She is dedicated to helping families with their wealth and retirement management through goal-based wealth management, centered on the principles of integrity, objectivity, and honesty. Serving proudly as a Financial Advisor and Senior Portfolio Advisor, she passionately seeks to educate her clients on the fundamentals of establishing and pursuing their short and long term visions. Brittany has a broad client base focused on business owners and pre-retirees.

Prior to joining the financial services industry, Brittany started and ran a paint contracting business that eventually grew to twelve offices. She received national recognition for her rapid growth and success. She graduated from Franklin and Marshall College (F&M) with a major in Business and a minor in Economics in two and a half years. Currently, Brittany participates as the Co-Membership Chair of Delco Property Investors Club, as an ambassador for the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, and as a council member of the F&M Delaware Alumni Chapter.

*AAMS®, AWMA®, and CRPC® are trademarks or registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning in the US and/or other countries.

*Any information presented in connection with BofA Global Research is general in nature and is not intended to provide personal investment advice. The information does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation and particular needs of any specific person who may receive it. Investors should understand that statements regarding future prospects may not be realized. BofA Global Research is equity research produced by BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofA Global Research does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decision.

  • EDUCATION

    Franklin & Marshall College

Professional Staff

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

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Past Events

Outlook 2021: A World in Transition

December 17th, 2020|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

What a vaccine, changes in Washington and a shifting geopolitical landscape could mean for the global economy, the markets and our financial lives.

    2020 Market & Portfolio Updates Post Election

    November 17th, 2020|2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

     
    Please join Derek Harris (Head of Wealth Management Portfolios for BofA Research) and his colleague for a lively discussion on the current market environment. They will discuss both the risks and the opportunities in the market by leveraging recent reports from Bank of America’s world-class Research department. As a visual aid, they will feature key tables and charts on the screen to help illustrate their talking points. In addition to market commentary, they will also discuss how they are actively managing each of the 6 Research portfolio strategies – Income, Income & Growth, Growth, International, Midcap and Large Cap Defensive. After their discussion, they are happy to take any and all questions.

    Please pre-register here to join the virtual meeting.

      2020 Portfolio and Market Updates with Derek Harris

      October 14th, 2020|3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

      2020 Portfolio and Market Updates

      Please join Derek Harris, Head of Wealth Management Portfolios for BofA Research for a lively discussion on the current market environment. He will discuss the market effects of the upcoming election and both the risks and the opportunities in the market by leveraging recent reports from Bank of America’s world-class Research department. As a visual aid, we will feature key tables and charts on the screen to help illustrate their talking points. In addition to market commentary, we will also cover how we are actively managing each of the 7 Research portfolio strategies – Income, Income & Growth, Growth, International, Midcap, Endeavor (Small cap) and Large Cap Defensive.

      Please register for the event.

        Where do we begin? It starts with you.

        At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, 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

        At Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, we believe that wealth isn't just about the performance of your portfolio—it is about how you live your life and the personally meaningful goals you want to achieve. This could be saving for retirement, planning for a college education, saving for a second home, caring for a family member or starting a business. Our advisors draw upon the investment insights of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management thought leaders and can offer access to Bank of America's products and services to help unlock opportunities tailored to clients' needs. Starting with your life priorities as a foundation, your Merrill advisor can recommend a wide variety of financial strategies to help you pursue your goals, assist in tracking progress and make adjustments along the way, putting you—not the market—at the center of all we do.

        Approach

        I begin every relationship with a conversation, helping you identify and prioritize which goals matter most to you. Whether it's transferring wealth to the next generation, customizing your financial approach to help you pursue your passions, or providing advice and guidance to help you stay informed, I start by listening to learn more about you and your family.

        Drawing upon research in the field of behavioral finance, Merrill developed the Investment Personality Assessment to help me get to know you better as an investor and help you refine your investing preferences. Together, I can help customize your investment approach. Using an understanding of your priorities and investment personality as a foundation, I help you access the full breadth of resources from Bank of America’s banking products and services and Merrill’s investment insights to address all aspects of your financial life.

        Capabilities

        My process is designed to help deliver a customized, consistent experience to assist clients not only in wealth accumulation and preservation, but in areas that go beyond investments. My ability to provide access to the investment insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience and lending solutions of Bank of America offers a way to help clients manage all of the pieces of their financial lives. I view myself as a financial resource, helping clients with potential solutions for transferring wealth to the younger generation.

        Focus On Individuals and Families

        I can offer advice and guidance designed to assist you in making investment-related decisions and trade-offs that can help you reach personally meaningful goals.  So whether you’re planning your retirement, saving to buy a home or fund a child’s education, I’ll start by getting to know you and how you feel about the following seven life priorities.:

        • Health: Managing healthcare expenses, now and in the future
        • Home: Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
        • Family: Taking care of your family and other people in your life
        • Leisure: Spending your free time in meaningful ways
        • Giving: Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
        • Work: Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
        • Finance: Bringing it all together and defining your financial goals

        This material should be regarded as general or educational information on healthcare or Social Security considerations and is not intended to provide specific healthcare or social security advice. If you have questions regarding your particular situation, please contact your legal or tax advisor.

        Philosophy

        I believe the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Worried about managing future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? With access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America, I will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.

        Your approach to investing

        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 approach 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.

        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 approach.

        Your Financial Approach

        We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, 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
        Taking care of your family and other people in your life
        • Trust & Estate Planning Services4
        • Education Funding1
        • Insurance3
        HEALTH
        Planning for healthcare expenses now and in the future
        • Long-term Care Insurance3
        • Health Savings Account2
        • Disability Insurance3
        HOME
        Upsizing, downsizing, remodeling or buying a vacation home
        • Home Loans2
        • Home Equity Lines of Credit2
        • Securities-Based Lending2
        • Credit Cards2
        WORK
        Working in retirement, selling or starting a business
        • Bank of America Business Banking2
        • Exchange Funds1
        • Concentrated Stock Management1
        • Succession Planning1
        LEISURE
        Spending your free time in meaningful ways
        • Credit Cards2
        • Securities-Based Lending2
        • Structured Lending2
        GIVING
        Volunteering, mentoring others and giving to charities
        • Donor-Advised Funds4
        • Private Foundations4
        • Charitable Trusts4
        FINANCE
        Using your finances to bring it all together
        • Merrill 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

        1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
        2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
        3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
        4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.

        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 approach, our goal is to help you stay on track to achieve what's most important to you.


        Periodic reviews to help you
        stay on track

        We’ll meet with you to review your goals and the progress you’ve made toward reaching them. We’ll also discuss any adjustments needed to your financial approach to help you stay on course.


          Monitoring changes in your life
          and to your goals

          Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.

          Wealth Management Your Way

          MyMerrill is your online destination for access to your financial information, secure communications, and a robust offering of tools and capabilities.

          Your advisor is a click away within our site or mobile apps

          You can 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’s asset aggregation tool

            Let’s Have a Conversation

            Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together I can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can I offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.

            Why Merrill?

            As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.


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            We put you first, every day.
            Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.

            Adjusting your investment approach as your life and the markets change.

            We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.

            Personalized advice from a dedicated financial advisor.

            We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.

            A comprehensive approach, built around your life’s priorities.

            Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.