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For a successful clientele, Brooks Bowman blends his old-fashioned work ethic with high energy and a dedication to details. His goal? To enhance distinct aspects of clients’ financial lives that can prove critical to building sustainable, multi-generational wealth.
“Many clients are afraid of outliving their assets,” Brooks says. “By listening to their concerns and helping them identify their goals, I go beyond what many clients expect – offering the sincerity and attention that I believe each client deserves.”
Since joining Merrill Lynch in 2008, Brooks has come to serve a loyal circle of client families. While they’ve taken different career paths, most are saving for retirement without the time or inclination to manage their investments. Brooks explains his goals-based approach to helping manage client wealth, “By focusing on clients’ financial goals, I can bring purpose and clarity to their investments. This enables me to ignore the daily market noise, maintain a long-term approach, and avoid the pitfalls of emotional investing.”
Adhering to his philosophy, Brooks works with clients to help identify their primary goals and needs – including, asset allocation, education funding, retirement income planning, tax minimization strategies and estate planning services – and then commits himself to crafting financial strategies designed to help clients pursue desired outcomes, while building, managing and preserving their wealth for current and future generations.
A highly credentialed advisor, Brooks has earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Certified Plan Fiduciary Advisor designations. Brooks is also a specially qualified Senior Portfolio Advisor who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can draw from his experience to help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing custom investment strategies, selecting from a wide range of Merrill Lynch model portfolios and third-party investment strategies. When servicing clients through the firm’s Investment Advisory Program, a Senior Portfolio Advisor may manage those strategies on a discretionary basis.
Brooks holds a BBA in Entrepreneurship and Venture Management from the University of Oklahoma. He resides in Lantana, TX with his wife, Kristin and their two children.
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