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Accessible, knowledgeable and experienced, I am committed to building and maintaining strong client relationships. I am passionate about what I do and I bring that passion to helping every client make what may be the most important financial decisions of their lives.
As a Wealth Management Advisor in the Kingwood office of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, Robert L. (Bob) Hayes concentrates on the financial and investment needs of serious investors. Mr. Hayes assists clients in meeting their long-term financial goals and implements customized risk appropriate financial strategies to help clients reach those goals. Merrill's access to a broad range of financial products, markets, and wealth management strategies enables Bob to build truly diversified investment portfolios for clients. Client satisfaction and goals based performance are his primary business objectives. Bob is committed to providing a high level of quality service to all clients.
Robert L. (Bob) Hayes is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certificant, CFP®, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselorsm designation, CRPC®, and is a licensed and former practicing Certified Public Accountant, (CPA). Bob Hayes is a 1979 graduate of the University of Houston with a BBA in accounting. Mr. Hayes began his professional career in 1981 working as a tax accountant for a Houston area tax attorney and CPA. In 1984 he moved to Kingwood Texas and was employed as a CPA for a local firm where he was responsible for over 500 client relationships. In 1989, Bob established his own successful CPA practice in Kingwood. After retiring from public accounting, he joined the Kingwood office of Merrill in 1998. Throughout his professional career, Bob feels he has achieved a superior level of technical competence that empowers him to fulfill the complex and sophisticated needs of the affluent investor. Bob does not provide tax advice in his current role at Merrill.
Ellen Jewell, Client Associate, has been in the financial services industry since 1980. Her vast experience and dedication to client service is unique and much appreciated by clients and collegues alike. Ellen and her husband Gary have two children, Emily and Martin, and have lived in Kingwood since 1991.
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselorsm and CRPC® are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.
University of Houston System
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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.
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.
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Your life and goals change. As these changes occur, we can update your approach to reflect them.
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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.
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 get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.
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.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.