Bessire and Black

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management
301 Commerce St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 877-9606
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Understanding your life priorities is an important part of the relationship with you. It’s not just about markets and returns, it’s about what matters most to you.  We can collaborate to help create a personalized plan designed around you, your family, your goals and your aspirations.
Bessire and Black
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, 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.

Recognition
Jonathan Black
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Forbes "Best-in-State Next Generation Wealth Advisors", 2019
(Published on September 4, 2019. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2019.)
Forbes "Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors", 2020
(Published on July 22, 2020. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2020.)
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Advisors", 2022
(Published on April 7, 2022. Rankings based on data as of June 30, 2021.)
About Us
Welcome

Our 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. We help you design and implement a personalized plan intended to help you and your family pursue financial goals while helping manage investment risk. Our approach is to focus on potential solutions that can help turn goals into reality.

Meet Our Team
Jonathan Black,

CFP®,CPFA™,CRPC™

Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
817.877.9606
Michael Bessire,

CFP®,CIMA®

Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor
817.877.9623
Jacqueline B West
Assistant Vice President, Wealth Management Associate
817.877.9695
Angela P Lewis
Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
817.877.9717
Taylor Brooks
Registered Wealth Management Client Associate
817.877.9765
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.
Daniel Scalley
Wealth Strategies Advisor
Reggie Johnson
Structured Credit Executive
Kenneth Finke
Investment Solutions Group Portfolio Strategist
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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