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For over 25 years, The Barcomb Group at Merrill Lynch has provided customized solutions, based upon the client's risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs and overall investment goals. By utilizing the resources of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, we serve three types of investors’ needs and objectives:1.) Retail investors focused on wealth accumulation and overall planning. From our experience, these investors may face challenges including concentrated stock positions, deferred compensation and asset management. 2.) Retired investors focused on income generation, estate-planning services and growth that outpaces inflation. These clients have spent their lives accumulating assets and now focus on generating sufficient income while maintaining principal. 3.) Emerging institutional clients focused on cash management, asset management and credit and lending. These clients typically include: nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, for-profit businesses and professional organizations (law firms and CPA firms). Our process is straight forward, and designed to guide your lasting financial health. To support your wealth management, we will: Meet with you to discuss your objectives and goals, provide a detailed analysis of your current financial situation, create an optimized strategy based on those objectives and goals and execute your plan.Commit our team’s resources and capabilities, as well as those of all our strategic partners and specialists under the Wealth Management umbrella at Merrill Lynch.Review our collective progress on a periodic basis. The ultimate investment strategy should be consistent with not only your investment goals but also your life goals — because numbers are irrelevant unless they act as a road map to your lifetime goals. At your request, we will work with your attorney, CPA, and estate planner to ensure continuity.
David A. BarcombManaging Director -Wealth Management, Senior Financial Advisor, Portfolio ManagerDavid joined Merrill Lynch in 2008, and with over 20 years of experience managing The Barcomb Group. David is our team’s senior member and principal. He focuses primarily on asset management and retirement planning for families, non-profits and emerging businesses. David has earned Merrill Lynch's highest title of Managing Director-Wealth Management. He is a graduate of Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut, where he studied economics and political science. Away from the office, David is actively involved in his community, serving on the board of trustees for the South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation. He also coaches youth baseball and basketball. David and his daughters, Sarah and Kate; and son, Dave Jr., reside in Norwell, Mass.Alex F. Tanguay, CFP®First Vice President-Wealth Management, Wealth Management Advisor Alex joined Merrill Lynch in 2008, and applies more than 13 years of experience in the financial services industry as he focuses on retirement planning services and asset and liability management. Because he believes thorough planning is the foundation of lasting success, Alex serves as a member of the Financial Planning Association. He hold the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He is a graduate of Boston University's School of Management, an active member of the Boston University Alumni Association’s leadership council and serves on the national governing body for Sigma Chi. Originally from Cape Cod, Alex resides in Boston’s Seaport District. He has been a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program of Massachusetts Bay for over eight years and is a member of their Board of Overseers. In his spare time, he is an avid runner who has completed numerous marathons.Stephen MelzFinancial AdvisorStephen brings over 25 years of experience in Financial Services to The Barcomb Group. Originally from northern New Jersey, he worked in New York City for several years before career opportunities with ABN-AMRO and J.P. Morgan took him to Chicago, San Francisco and finally to Boston where he joined Merrill Lynch in 2012. Stephen graduated with a BS in Finance from Marist College. Away from the office, he is actively involved in his community as a member of the Sudbury for Wounded Warriors Project, the USO and DA organizations, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. In his free time, Stephen coaches his children’s baseball and hockey teams in Sudbury, MA where he lives with his wife, Donna, and 13 yr.-old twins, Ava and Trevor.Christopher Ferreira, CRPC®Team Financial AdvisorChris joined the Barcomb Group in February of 2014. He is a 2009 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, and holds the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designation. Chris couples his academic background along with 3 years of experience in the financial services industry to provide a client-centric approach to service. He enjoys spending much of his free time outdoors skiing, hiking, and fishing. Originally from Trumbull, Connecticut, Chris currently resides in Charlestown, MA.Madeline C. Murray, CIMA®, CRPC®Registered Senior Client Associate Madeline has been a member of The Barcomb Group since 2007. She focuses on portfolio analysis and composition, and works with clients to identify and address their needs and ensure consistent, high-quality service. Madeline holds both the Certified Investment Management Analyst® and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM designations. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University where she was a member of the Women’s Crew Team. William BarryClient AssociateBill joined the Barcomb Group in July of 2016, where he assists with account administration. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Bill worked in the life insurance industry for 3 years where he assisted financial advisors with design, support and placement of life insurance policies. Bill earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst where he was an active member in the Undergraduate Economics Club. He is originally from Pittsfield, MA and currently resides in South Boston, Massachusetts. Additional Resource – Wealth Management Lending OfficerJulie SheaYou may also benefit from the experience of a Wealth Management Lending Officer from Bank of America, N.A. who can provide strategic and personalized banking guidance focused on your needs. Working together, your Financial Advisor team and Lending Officer can draw upon an expansive array of lending solutions designed to fit into your overall financial strategy and help you pursue your financial objectives. Julie Shea, Assistant Vice President, Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer, supports your Financial Advisor team. The Wealth Management Lending Officer does not offer investment advice, nor make recommendations on investment products. *Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S. *Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA®) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA® or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed IMCA’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management consultants.*CRPC® and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.
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David Barcomb is registered to do business in : AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI
Alex Tanguay is registered to do business in : AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WI
Stephen Melz is registered to do business in : CA, CO, CT, FL, IL, MA, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VT
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