Sarah Kennedy

Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

1020 Boston Post Road
Darien, CT 06820
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Whatever your personal goals may be, I will work together with you, one-on-one, to develop a personalized financial strategy designed to help you pursue your long-term goals.

Managing your wealth begins with a deep understanding of your full financial picture. Based on what matters most to you, I can help create a strategy as flexible as today's changing market conditions, and I can provide access to the investment insights of Merrill and the banking convenience and lending solutions of Bank of America. I will work to help you pursue your goals through personalized wealth management strategies.

Sarah M. Kennedy began her financial services career in 2011 at a boutique investment advisory firm in Norwalk, CT. The following year, Sarah joined Merrill Lynch Wealth Management as a Registered Client Associate and is now a Senior Financial Advisor on the team. Sarah plays an integral role in bringing clients a boutique level of personal service that aligns with their preferences for information delivery and frequency of contact. Her diligence and dedication reflect her commitment to client families. Sarah’s responsibilities include working closely with client families on long-term wealth planning, enhancing the client review process, and serving as a responsive liaison between clients and fellow team members, as well as the specialists throughout the firm. A graduate of the Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University, Sarah earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance and Marketing. Sarah and her husband, Mike, reside in Darien along with their dog Max. When time allows, Sarah loves traveling, cooking, biking, and spending time with family and friends.
Forbes "Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors Best-in-State", 2023
(Published on August 8, 2023. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2023.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Women Wealth Advisors Ranking", 2024
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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.

Meet Our Professional Staff
Susan Fast
Assistant Vice President, Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Michael C Mancuso,


Officer, Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
Erica L Westfall
Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Associate
Alexis P Becroft
Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Associate
About Merrill

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The financial decisions you make today can help determine the future you build for yourself and your family. Carving a clear path forward starts with connecting your life and finances. A Merrill advisor provides access to the investing insights of Merrill and banking capabilities of Bank of America to help you make informed decisions as you pursue your goals.

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Sarah M Kennedy is registered to do business in AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI.