Midyear Outlook 2022: Turning volatility into opportunity

Midyear Outlook 2022: Turning volatility into opportunity

Chris Hyzy, Chief Investment officer for Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank sits down with special guest Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media plus experts from BofA Global Research to discuss what they’re watching for in the second half of the year that could affect the markets and bring potential new opportunities.

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Profile

I came to Merrill after a career in Technology and Consulting, looking to shift my focus to have a greater impact on individuals, families, and businesses in my community. I work with my clients who want to invest with a positive societal or environmental purpose, by adding Sustainable and Impact Investments into their portfolios. This style of investing seeks to avoid harm, benefit all stakeholders (which include employees, customers, and the community, in addition to shareholders), and contribute to potential solutions by considering social and environmental factors. In other words, we seek out investments designed to create positive change in society, while also seeking competitive risk adjusted returns.

I earned my B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia, then I spent 25 years as a technologist and consultant, working mostly in the Financial Services industry, as well as the Utilities and Entertainment fields. My experience includes:
- Underwriting and Systems roles with a major Insurance Company
- Technology and Management Consulting for a "Big 6" firm
- Enterprise Data Architect with J.P. Morgan, working on projects across all Lines of Business

As a Certified Private Wealth Advisor® professional, I can help clients manage sophisticated estate, tax and investment issues for affluent clients.  As a Wealth Management Advisor with the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® designation, I help my clients build a wealth management strategy that can address their short term needs and long term objectives. 

As an Advisor with the Chartered SRI Counselor™ designation, I help clients align their values to their investment choices using Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) analysis.

My passion to help people led me to co-found a non-profit, cBridge, which helps clients through the legal, financial and emotional challenges of Divorce.

I enjoy wine tastings, hosting and attending house concerts, and staying warm in hockey rinks. I live in Bucks County with my husband Jeff, and our college-age sons.

I welcome the opportunity to demonstrate why I believe I can make a significant difference in your life.



*Impact investing and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) managers may take into consideration factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities, which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other strategies or broad market benchmarks, depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market. Further, ESG strategies may rely on certain values based criteria to eliminate exposures found in similar strategies or broad market benchmarks, which could also result in relative investment performance deviating.

*Merrill, its affiliates, and financial advisors do not provide legal, tax, or accounting advice. You should consult your legal and/or tax advisors before making any financial decisions.


I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.

  • LANGUAGES

    English & Spanish

  • EDUCATION

    University of Virginia

Additional Resources

The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.

Chris Claps

Alternative Investments Regional Specialist

Bank of America, N.A.

Christopher Caradec

Wealth Strategist

Merrill

Jennifer Calista

Wealth Management Lending Officer

Bank of America, N.A.

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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

My mission is to understand you and what matters most to you. 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 help you design and implement a customized wealth management approach that helps you and your family pursue your personal financial goals while helping manage investment risk. My wealth management approach is about using wealth to help turn goals into reality.

Philosophy

I believe it is important that you take positive steps toward your financial future, and that means getting more than just investment advice.  I take the time to get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you. Using an understanding of your life and priorities as a foundation, I can work with you to build a goals-based financial approach.

Approach

My approach to investing is grounded in an understanding of you. It all begins with a conversation. I take the time to get to know you — your kids' names, how hard you worked to get where you are and how you define success. I'll work together with you to understand your investment personality, prioritize your goals and build a financial approach that reflects your needs. I believe investors can benefit from our advice, access to the investment insights offered by Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank and the banking convenience of Bank of America. When it comes to your success, there’s only one financial approach that really matters — yours.

Sustainable and Impact Investing

As a financial advisor, Elizabeth assists clients by helping them manage their wealth in a manner designed to meet their individual needs and aligned with their values. Elizabeth focuses on offering a comprehensive approach to managing wealth that incorporates Sustainable, Responsible and Impact (SRI) investing considerations to help clients pursue their goal of generating a measurable social and environmental impact while also pursuing their other goals.

*Impact investing and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) managers may take into consideration factors beyond traditional financial information to select securities, which could result in relative investment performance deviating from other approaches or broad market benchmarks, depending on whether such sectors or investments are in or out of favor in the market. Further, ESG approaches may rely on certain values-based criteria to eliminate exposures found in similar approaches or broad market benchmarks, which could also result in relative investment performance deviating.

DISCLOSURE: The Chief Investment Office (CIO) provides thought leadership on wealth management, investment strategy and global markets; portfolio management solutions; due diligence; and solutions oversight and data analytics. CIO viewpoints are developed for Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., (“Bank of America”) and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S” or “Merrill”), a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.

Focus On Individuals, Families and Small Businesses

I believe that financial success can be achieved when you’re able to make 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 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.

Staying on Track

We understand that both your life and the financial markets can change over time. By 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.



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.



    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.

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      Let’s Have a Conversation

      I believe it’s important that you seek the advice and guidance of an experienced financial advisor who can thoughtfully analyze your situation, work with you to identify potential solutions that address your needs, and clearly communicate them to you. I want to work with you to develop your wealth management approach for the future.

      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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      Learn more about the dedicated one-on-one relationship you can have with a Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor.



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      No question too big or moment too small

      For every question you have, every decision you make and every answer you need, we are with you to listen and help guide you along the many paths your life can take. Watch this video to see some questions we can address together.

      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.

      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.