Schneider Bera Dewhurst & Associates

Merrill Private Wealth Management

800 Capitol St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 632-8346
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Our team works closely with individuals and families of substantial wealth to help articulate their financial goals and assist them in navigating their complex financial situations. With over 100 years of collective wealth management experience, we strive to achieve our clients’ financial goals by creating individualized strategies that reflect and clarify the nuances and complexities of their financial, corporate and personal situations.
Schneider Bera Dewhurst & Associates
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
Schneider Bera Dewhurst & Associates
Forbes "Best-in-State Wealth Management Teams", 2024
(Published on January 12, 2024. Rankings based on data as of March 31, 2023.)
Our Approach
Our Philosophy

We believe your unique goals should be at the center of all of your financial decisions and form the foundation of your financial strategy. Because significant wealth requires customized goals-based financial strategies, we believe in building lasting relationships with a limited number of clients, taking the time to understand your most important priorities for today, tomorrow and your long-term future. Our philosophy celebrates collaboration. Working with a team of specialists, we draw on the resources and insights of a global financial institution to create strategies that reflect your aspirations for yourself and current and future generations of your family. Finally, we believe that while significant wealth brings complex challenges, our experience, passion and perspectives can help you simplify your life.

Meet Our Team
Cristin Bera
Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor
713.632.8341
Christopher Dewhurst,

CPWA®

Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor
713.632.8346
W. Barry Schneider
Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Senior Consultant
713.632.8348
Emily Abernethy,

AAMS™

Assistant Vice President, Private Wealth Relationship Manager
713.632.8386
Odalys Correa
Officer, Private Wealth Client Associate
713.632.8375
Additional Resources
The following specialists do not make securities recommendations. Please contact your Merrill Private Wealth Management Advisor if you have questions about how a specialist might be able to assist you.
Daniel Colt
Wealth Management Lending Officer
Bank of America, N.A.
NMLS #39170
Kenneth C. Sprague
Senior Structured Credit Executive
Bank of America, N.A.
Bryan Austin
Private Wealth Strategist
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Let's Have A Conversation
We take the time to listen and learn about you and your family before creating strategies that aim to meet your needs, goals and best interests now and in the future
About Private Wealth

Looking at your wealth from every angle
Navigating complex wealth requires more than making investing decisions. It takes a trusted confidante who can help you step back and see the big picture. Your Merrill Private Wealth advisor is that steadfast guide — advocating for you, your family, and the people and causes you care about. Working together, we can help with strategies designed to grow, sustain and transfer your wealth to amplify the impact at every step of life's journey with insight, simplicity, perspective and solutions. Find out what it's like to work with us.

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Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks CPWA® and Certified Private Wealth Advisor®. Use of CPWA®, and/or Certified Private Wealth Advisor® signifies that the user has successfully completed the Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for wealth advisors.
Accredited Asset Management Specialist™, AAMS™, and the AAMS™ logo are certification marks or registered certification marks of The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. in the United States.