The Stern Gavin Group

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
75 Rockefeller Plz
New York, NY 10019
(212) 415-7910
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The Stern Gavin Group believes that good relationships are built through teamwork and involvement, delivered through our advisors, wealth management client associates and access to the global investment capabilities of Merrill and the banking convenience of Bank of America. We want to be your primary source for financial advice and guidance. And we want you to value the dedication and diligence offered to you at each step of the financial planning process.
The Stern Gavin Group
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

At The Stern Gavin Group, every member of our team is dedicated to helping people achieve their financial goals. Our advice platform takes the form of a “three bucket” strategy, which enables us to tailor our recommendations and decisions to each client’s individual financial goals. The buckets we selectively fill are “fixed income", “growth", and “hedge".

Fixed income refers to holdings which generate predictable returns. Returns of this type serve as a base for many clients, providing a degree of stability to portfolio composition. As clients’ objectives become more conservative, the fixed income bucket can be filled higher to deliver consistency to their portfolio.

The growth bucket is, by nature, the most speculative of the three buckets. Here, The Stern Gavin Group conducts extensive research, identifying the stocks, as well as other growth vehicles that we believe will provide the most return given clients time frame and risk patterns.

Finally, the hedge bucket provides a necessary counterbalance to growth, mitigating risk and stabilizing returns. We utilize a variety of methods to offset volatility in the market place, while helping clients achieve reasonable risk adjusted returns.

Our objective is to balance the buckets in coordination with each client’s unique financial goals.

About Us

We believe the best financial approach is the one that helps you pursue your goals. That's why, from the start, we talk about your aspirations and encourage you to ask questions about issues that matter most to you. Calculating how to manage future health care expenses? College on the horizon? Considering the sale of a business or purchase of a home? Preparing to pass your wealth to future generations? It all starts with a plan intended to help you manage, grow, and preserve your wealth today, while also considering the impact it can have for years to come. With access to the investment insights of Merrill and banking solutions from Bank of America, We will work with you to develop an approach designed to help address your financial needs.

Meet Our Team
Gary Stern,


Managing Director, Senior Financial Advisor
Sean Gavin,


Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Zachary Howland,


Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Marsha O Kindell
Officer, Wealth Management Client Associate
Li-Asia Earth
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.
Brian E Comartin
Employee Benefits Specialist
Bank of America, N.A.
David Schlansky
Senior Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
NMLS #247463
Priya Anand
Wealth Management Banking Specialist
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