The Smiles Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
301 Tresser Blvd
Floor 10
Stamford, CT 06901
(203) 356-8803
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The Smiles Group believes understanding your life priorities is an important part of how we work with the clients we serve. It’s not just about markets and returns, it’s about what matters most to you. We welcome the opportunity to show you how we can work together to create financial strategies designed around you, your goals and your aspirations
The Smiles Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
Welcome

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

Recognition
Christopher Smiles
Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2019-2023
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
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The Smiles Group
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2020-2024
(Published annually Jan – April. Rankings based on data as of June 30 of prior year.)
About Us
Welcome

The Smiles Group team brings shared ideas and resources to you, offering a strategy that puts you, rather than the market, at the center of the planning process. Offering access to the global investing capabilities of Merrill and banking solutions from Bank of America, the team can assist you in identifying and prioritizing personal goals. That might include planning for and funding your children's or grandchildren's educations, helping ensure that income lasts in retirement, covering potential health care costs, and preserving wealth. We then help to develop a personalized financial strategy aligned with your goals.

Meet Our Team
Christopher Smiles,

CPFA™, CRPC™

Senior Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
203.356.8803
Benjamin Smiles,

CPFA™

Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
203.356.8669
Justin Stevens,

CIMA®, CPFA™, SE-AWMA™

Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor
203.356.8809
Colleen Sharkey,

CRPC™

Financial Advisor
203.356.8755
Julia Supple
Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
203.356.8875
Ginger J. Corbett
Wealth Management Client Associate
203.356.8749
Additional Resources
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Anthony Spaziani
Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer
NMLS #589601
Jeffrey Wiedmann
Wealth Strategies Advisor
Matthew Bennett
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
About Merrill

Bringing fresh perspectives to your financial life

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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Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, CRPC™, and the CRPC™ logo are certification marks or registered certification marks of The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. in the United States.
Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA®, and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed the Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.
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