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THE BHATIA GROUP

Private Wealth Advisors

540 W MADISON ST, SUITE 2020

CHICAGO, IL 60661

312.325.2676

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The Bhatia Group

The Bhatia Group is a Private Banking & Investment Group team based in Chicago serving highly affluent private as well as institutional clients. We serve clients with a minimum of $10 million in investable assets.

Raj Bhatia the founding partner of The Bhatia Group has received a number of national accolades as a financial advisor:

  • America's "Top 100 Financial Advisors" by Barron's magazine in 2009 and 2016
  • America’s "Top 1,200 Advisors" by Barron's magazine from 2009 to 2015
  • "Top 400 Financial Advisors" by Financial Times from 2014 to 2015
  • Private Wealth Services

    Our team focuses on providing private wealth services to entrepreneurs, business owners, corporate executives and their families. A particular strength is our experience in helping numerous families navigate a path from a concentrated stock or wealth position to a diversified and well managed portfolio that prioritizes financial security.

    We have extensive experience in these key financial disciplines and practices:

  • Portfolio management
  • Third party investment management consulting
  • Concentrated stock risk management
  • Customized market linked investments
  • Lending services through Bank of America, N.A.
  • Philanthropic giving
  • Retirement planning
  • Alternative investment strategies
  • Wealth transfer and structuring strategies
  • Access to Merrill Lynch thought leadership and exclusive conferences
  • Institutional Consulting Services

    As one of a select number of accredited Institutional Consulting Group teams at Merrill Lynch we focus on serving the needs of midsized nonprofit institutions and associations. We provide these clients with the extensive knowledge of The Bhatia Group in conjunction with Merrill Lynch’s significant strengths in investment advisory services.

    Our institutional offerings through the Global Institutional Consulting Group include the following strategies and services:

  • Investment policy services
  • Strategic asset allocation
  • Manager searches and oversight
  • Performance measurement
  • Custody of assets
  • Investment advice and guidance
  • Our Philosophy

    We believe that by focusing on client needs and investment markets we can deliver an exceptional service experience. We first seek to understand client objectives and constraints and then construct a rigorous and detailed investment plan to pursue stated goals. We embrace an open architecture approach to identifying and providing access to best in class investment managers and strategies. We value objectivity and are vigilant in identifying tactical and opportunistic trading ideas to enhance returns within client risk tolerances.

    Our Commitment to Clients

    Clients value our integrated approach to wealth management, our attentive client service and our ability to develop customized strategies that address their specific risk and return preferences, cash flow requirements and income needs. We are committed to providing the personal attention and higher level of service that is warranted by Private Banking & Investment Group clients.

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    Barron’s “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State” list, February 23, 2015. For information about the selection criteria go to Barron’s Top Financial Advisors page. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Years prior to 2014 this Barron’s list consisted of 1,000 advisors.

    Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisors, March, 2015. For information about the selection criteria go to: http://details-he.re/fWZZLQ. All rights reserved.

    Some or all alternative investments may not be suitable for certain investors. Certain alternative investments carry significant risk and are not subject to the same regulatory oversight as mutual funds and other traditional investments. For these reasons, access to alternative investments may be limited to investors who are designated as sophisticated, high-net-worth investors.

    Asset Allocation does not ensure a profit or protect against loss in declining markets.

    CFA® and Chartered Financial Analyst® are registered trademarks of the CFA Institute.

    Barron's "America's Top 100 Advisors" list, April 18, 2016. For information about the selection criteria go Barron's Top Financial Advisors page. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Global Institutional Consulting (“GIC”) is part of the Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions business of BofA Corp. Banking and fiduciary activities are performed by wholly owned banking affiliates of BofA Corp, including Bank of America, N.A. Both brokerage and investment advisory services are provided by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S”), a registered broker-dealer, Member Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), and registered investment adviser; the nature and degree of advice and assistance provided, the fees charged, and clients’ rights and MLPF&S’s obligations will differ depending upon the products and services actually provided. Global Institutional Consultants mentioned herein are registered representatives with MLPF&S and may assist you with investment products and services.

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    Raj Bhatia

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    312.325.2676

    312.325.2676

    raj_bhatia@ml.com

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    Shen Li, CFA®

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    312.325.2763

    312.325.2763

    shen.s.li@ml.com

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    Peter Marchese, CFA®

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    312.325.2736

    312.325.2736

    peter.marchese@ml.com

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    Monica Ilea

    Private Wealth Analyst Business Management

    312.325.2678

    312.325.2678

    monica.ilea@ml.com

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    Meet the team

    Raj Bhatia

    Managing Director

    Private Wealth Advisor

    312.325.2676

    312.325.2676

    raj_bhatia@ml.com

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    Shen Li, CFA®

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    312.325.2763

    312.325.2763

    shen.s.li@ml.com

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    Peter Marchese, CFA®

    Vice President

    Private Wealth Relationship Manager

    312.325.2736

    312.325.2736

    peter.marchese@ml.com

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    Monica Ilea

    Private Wealth Analyst Business Management

    312.325.2678

    312.325.2678

    monica.ilea@ml.com

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