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Mason Bryant
Financial Advisor
NMLS #1869577
800 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
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My mission is to empower individuals and families to achieve financial freedom and create generational wealth through personalized and bespoke guidance. I am dedicated to building long standing relationships, integrity, and transparency. By providing tailored financial planning, investment management, and retirement strategies, I help my clients make informed decisions and reach their financial goals with confidence

Recognizing the need for a diverse clientele to have a reliable and responsive source of financial input and information, Mason has come to serve hardworking individuals and couples who are building wealth, saving for their first home, a child’s education, and, most often, a comfortable retirement lifestyle.

Mason was a three-sport scholar-athlete at Monrovia High School, where as captain, he led the football team to three consecutive CIF championships. Later, he played on the 2015 and 2016 Ivy League Championship football teams at University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, he returned to Southern California and joined Merrill in 2019 – ready to help real people achieve realistic goals – and overcome the financial challenges he witnessed friends and family experience in the past.

“The lessons I learned playing football impact what I do today,” Mason says. “Reflecting upon five total championships (with losses along the way), two key lessons come to mind. First, is the value of teamwork. My team at Merrill is exceptional – from my assistant to my banking, lending and trust specialists. They accelerate my success so that clients enjoy theirs. Two is execution. Thanks to my support staff and the firm’s incredible technology, clients can enjoy accuracy and timeliness beyond what they might expect. Championships are not won alone, and neither is achieving financial goals"

Mason is especially mindful of educating clients about the value of long-term saving and investing, and staying disciplined in following the strategy they agree upon. He also spends significant time getting to know clients personally – their vision, what makes them feel comfortable, how much they have on their plates, and how he can simplify their financial situations so that they can focus on the people and passions in their lives.

“Whether I serve high networth families or those who work hard to save and sacrifice, it feels good when clients find value in my efforts. If I show them a personal wealth strategy and they get excited about the direction they can take, it’s a tremendous moment for me. I enjoy working hard so clients don’t have to,” Mason explains.

When it comes to investments, Mason constructs personally-tailored portfolios for clients. Mason believes that using a diversified approach using fundamentally strong companies, fixed income, and private investments is the best way to maximizing returns while reducing volatility. "Every clients financial needs are different and I believe in constructing financial strategies catered to their needs" says Mason.

Mindful of tax efficiencies and the impact of financial decisions on future generations, Mason also coordinates with clients’ CPAs and attorneys (and his network of trusted advisors) – to employ tax-minimization and estate planning strategies. In addition, he offers access to residential and securities-based lending (typically for refinancing or purchasing investment properties), non-conventional property loans, and custom lending solutions through Bank of America, N.A.

Outside the office, Mason is a member of the Black Professional Group at Bank of America, is president of the Penn Club of Los Angeles, and is an active member of the San Gabriel Valley Chapter of the National Football Foundation – providing scholarships for student-athletes. He also actively participates with his church and other community service organizations. In the past, Mason has coached football and mentored athletes at Monrovia High School, his alma mater and believes that the most important legacy someone leaves is the impact on others. Mason follows the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities he serves. This drives his interest in spending time volunteering with churches and local organizations in our community.

*NMLS#1869577 **Some or all alternative investment programs may not be in the best interest of certain investors. No assurance can be given that any alternative investment’s investment objectives will be achieved.

About Me

My mission, first and foremost, is to understand you and what matters most to you. Armed with that information I can ask thoughtful questions -- listening carefully, then understanding in detail where your wealth stands today and where you'd like it to be tomorrow. I help you design and implement a personalized plan intended to help you and your family pursue financial goals while helping manage investment risk. My approach is to focus on potential solutions that can help turn goals into reality.

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Mason Bryant is registered to do business in AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, ID, MA, MD, MT, NC, NE, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA.