The Moriarty, Pinaire, Barakat Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

110 N Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 696-7662
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The Moriarty, Pinaire, Barakat GroupWe are known for our ability to “listen hard” and help families cut through to what truly matters to them.  Our clients are predominantly self-made people from varied backgrounds with one important common characteristic – they are all too busy to do it themselves.  That’s where we come in; we collaborate and assist in getting things done in all aspects of their lives.
The Moriarty, Pinaire, Barakat Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

For more than two decades, we have offered personalized attention and the feel of a smaller, boutique-like firm with the power and insights of a global financial institution. We tailor everything we do for our clients and deliver customized, innovative financial strategies because we know they all have unique situations.

The Moriarty, Pinaire, Barakat Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
110 N. Wacker Drive, Mail Code:  IL4-110-17-00, Chicago, IL 60606 

Mike Barakat
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2024
(Published on January 12, 2024. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2023.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisors", 2023
About Us

We pride ourselves on being strategic thinkers. We take advantage of our experience and instincts to read between the lines and are able to quickly identify what is really important to our clients. We go above and beyond, focus on addressing their concerns and assisting them through key transitions in their lives.

We use our ability to anticipate potential upcoming circumstances, identify issues they hadn't thought about, provide proper advice and work hard to get things done so they can go on with their lives.

The Moriarty, Pinaire, Barakat Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
110 N. Wacker Drive, Mail Code: IL4-110-17-00, Chicago, IL 60606

Meet Our Team
Robert Moriarty,


Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor
Stephen E Pinaire
Senior Vice President, Senior Consultant
Mike Barakat,


Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Rodolfo Razo
Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Associate
Vicki A Rios,


Officer, Registered Senior Wealth Management Client Associate
Stacy Starl Jurich
Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
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.
Kristen S Busciglio
Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
NMLS #559834
David Neumann
Senior Structured Credit Executive
Bank of America, N.A.
About Merrill

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