Branch Manager
    COLUMBIA,  SC  29201

    Phone: (800) 937-0635

COLUMBIA Branch Office
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Merrill Lynch Branch Office

Branch Office Profile

The Merrill Lynch Columbia, SC Complex offers you the experience that comes from being exposed over many years to virtually every financial situation a client may face. We use that knowledge to provide individualized attention, customized advice and guidance, and access to Merrill Lynch's vast resources.
We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate how our experience can make a significant difference in your life through strategies such as wealth preservation and growth, cash flow consistency, retirement opportunities, wealth transfer and philanthropic endeavors.

To pursue those strategies, we employ Merrill Lynch's time-tested wealth management process, which begins by taking the time to fully understand your current financial situation. Our Financial Advisors understand the demands and responsibilities that accompany significant wealth.

As the largest complex in the state, we will use our experience to help you manage risk and address your short- and long-term financial goals.

Bill Edmonds has been the Director of the Columbia, SC Complex since 2008. Mr. Edmonds has 29 years of industry experience, which began in 1983 as an independent financial advisor. His Merrill Lynch career was started as a Financial Advisor in Greenville, SC in 1991. In 1996, he was selected to open and manage an office in Anderson, SC. Bill has progressed and excelled in various leadership roles within Merrill Lynch since that time. These roles included Resident Director (Greenville, SC) and Associate Director of the Tri-South Region (Atlanta, GA).

Before his career began, Bill attained a BA degree in 1982 from the University of South Carolina. Today, Bill serves the community as a board member of the South Carolina Council on Economic Education, a board member of the Sandhills School, and board member of the Cooperative Ministry. He is also an active member of the Columbia Rotary Club. He and his wife, Becky, and their two children reside in Columbia.

Our most deeply held commitment and tradition is that clients' interests come first. We are prepared to use our experience and move quickly as your goals change, family or businesses situations develop and new financial commitments arise.

We support our communities as volunteers and sponsors of local charities, including the arts, children's programs, and health-oriented activities.

The Complex consists of seven offices located throughout our area: Columbia, Camden, Clemson, Greenville, Spartanburg, Sumter and Augusta, Georgia. Our complex has the experience and support to provide one-on-one attention, tailored advice and guidance specific to your needs, and access to Merrill Lynch's vast resources.

We will maintain contact with you to help anticipate your needs and adjust your strategies. Earning your trust is our goal, and we encourage you to contact our office for answers and discussions at any time.

Client Commitment

Financial Advisors at this Location

  J. Hagood Ellison Jr.
  E. Robertson Kibler CIMA
  Richard T. Migliore CIMA
  John F. DaWalt, CIMA
  John M. McCardell, CFM
  Gordon R. Whittaker, CFP
  Ronnie Dennis
  J. Read Folline
  Robert N. King
  J. Walker Inabinet, Jr.
  J. Michael McCabe
  L. Shuford Rowe Jr
  W. Michael Phemister
  John F. McCabe
  Ladd Lumpkin
  Lewis Milligan
  G. Kirk Lloyd
  H. Phillips McDowell
  James E. Smith
  Brent Roof
  Thomas B. Caskey
  Terry A. Whigham
  Kevin Brazell
  Bill Meinel
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