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Our philosophy is simple: Wealth should grow, be preserved and be passed on to future generations. We believe clients choose us because they realize they need an integrated approach to managing their financial lives. We embrace and share your vision, and we bring its various parts together in a clear—and clearly stated—strategy designed to target your goals.
The work we do is customized for you and your financial situation. We take into account where you are now, your tolerance for risk, your liquidity needs and where you see yourself and your family in five, ten or twenty years. We look at your wealth today and help you utilize various tools designed to help forecast your expected income and spending. What's more, the thinking you get goes beyond our office in Northbrook, Illinois. As needed, we can bring in specialists from Merrill Lynch and Bank of America.
The Loewenthal Group can help bring clarity to your financial life. We work to help you preserve your capital and identify suitable investments. We have always believed in developing a robust wealth management strategy that is long term and not overly reactive to market conditions. Our other essential belief is that your strategy must be individualized.
We evaluate where your wealth is invested, your spending habits and income needs, significant milestones and upcoming events, and your overall outlook for the future. Our objective is to help keep your financial life moving forward toward your goals.
We work to help you crystallize your thinking about the financial goals you want to pursue and develop strategies tailored just for you. We also establish agreed-upon checkpoints to measure your progress and consider adjustments.
Whatever your financial needs, you can leverage a full range of financial strategies drawing on the investing insights of Merrill Lynch investing and the banking convenience of Bank of America. Our goal is to map out innovative, forward-thinking strategies and tactics that can work toward your objectives.
Our mission is to meet the needs and exceed the expectations of clients, and this requires significant time and attention. Providing outstanding customer service elevates service to the next level—in our belief, the only level clients should accept. This commitment to service comes from having high-quality people, working in a nurturing environment that values accuracy, energy and optimism. With every opportunity we get, we look for ways to add value to a client relationship. And, especially when it comes to client interactions, we strive to have every call, meeting or communication end on a positive note.
We try to lead by example, steadily providing organization and discipline to your financial life. We believe this, too, contributes to the pursuit of what is important to you.
We work with affluent clients because they face an array of interesting situations, challenges and needs. Over the years, our experience with them has brought us extensive practical knowledge — and, we believe, a reputation for knowing how to address wealth, in all its forms.
In fact, we have seen an amazing variety of business ventures, professional and career accomplishments, exceptional ideas, creative talents and hard work. The clients we work with care deeply about their families and their communities. They recognize the privilege and responsibility of wealth. These are the people, we believe, who most want our help — and who we can help most.
"It is our goal that when clients see what we can do, from wealth management to legacy strategies, they will decide that The Loewenthal Group is the only financial advisor they need."
The Loewenthal Group offers decades of combined financial services experience. We are a stable, well-positioned team that is prepared to access all the resources that Merrill Lynch has to offer. Each of our professionals has a deep commitment to excellence and the individualized attention you will receive from us will be nothing short of enthusiastic, making for an exceptional, well-rounded relationship. We work to respond quickly to market changes, price volatility and global events to help your portfolio stay on track.
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Rod joined Merrill Lynch in 1995 and has 19 years of financial services experience. Today, Rod works closely with clients on wealth management and wealth transition strategies.
Rod is a specially qualified senior portfolio manager who, in addition to providing traditional advice and guidance, can help clients pursue their objectives by building and managing his own personalized or defined strategies, which may incorporate individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies. Senior portfolio managers are provided a high degree of flexibility in constructing portfolios and selecting securities. When servicing clients through the firm's Investment Advisory Program, a senior portfolio manager may manage his strategies on a discretionary basis. After meeting certain additional requirements, a senior portfolio manager may use his own strategies to manage the assets of other Merrill Lynch Advisors' clients.
Rod earned his bachelor's degree with honors in history from the University of Michigan. He resides with his wife, Tracy, and their three children in Highland Park, Illinois. Barron's named Rod to its 2014 Top 1,200 Financial Advisors list. He appeared on Barron's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors list in 2011 and 2013.
Kevin joined Merrill Lynch in 1998 as a trust specialist with the Merrill Lynch Trust Company and the Merrill Lynch Wealth Structuring Group, and has served as a wealth management advisor since early 2013. He joined the financial services industry in 1989. Kevin offers clients customized advice and guidance in wealth management, retirement planning services and wealth transfer strategies. He is a CFP® certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He also holds the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy® (CAP®) and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designations. Kevin earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Illinois State University and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University. He resides in Western Springs, Illinois, with his wife, Eileen, and two daughters.
Betsy joined the firm in 1985 and has spent the majority of her 28-year Merrill Lynch career coordinating all aspects of supervisory and administrative issues with senior branch management. Betsy joined The Loewenthal Group in 2005, bringing her talent and a tremendous drive to strengthen all aspects of the client experience. She provides support in all phases of client service and client relationship management. Betsy resides in Lindenhurst, Illinois, with her husband, James, and their three daughters.
Justin joined Merrill Lynch in 2006 and has 10 years of financial services experience. He assists in the daily business activity of the team, with a focus on technological team support and helping clients develop their financial outlook. Justin provides personalized assistance to clients, with high-level problem-solving skills. Calling upon his innovative approach, Justin serves on the firm's Client Associate Technology Committee, where he handles testing and introduction of updated software. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Capital University, in Columbus, Ohio, where he earned a varsity soccer letter three years in a row. He lives in Grayslake, Illinois, with his wife, Magdalena, and son, Conor.
Marianne has more than 20 years of financial services experience, having joined Merrill Lynch in 1993. Her main focus for the team is providing direct administrative support to clients, taking care of daily service needs and helping clients through the onboarding process.
Marianne is an active volunteer for the Misericordia Home for people with developmental disabilities, in Chicago. She is passionate about gardening, music and cooking.
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