Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Peter Hwang Group

Global Wealth Management

NEW YORK, NY 10036

Phone: (212) 3828419

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Peter Hwang (212) 382-8419 Senior Financial Advisor Senior Vice President-Wealth Management View Profile
Steve Lee (212) 382-8626 Senior Financial Advisor Vice President View Profile
Byung Sun Lee (212) 382-8423 Senior Financial Advisor Assistant Vice President View Profile
Daniel Park (212) 382-8413 View Profile
Gabriela Guardia 212-382-8458 Reg Senior Client Associate View Profile
Frederick Sauvan (212) 382-8643 Registered Client Associate View Profile


At Merrill Lynch we offer an institutional approach to investment and risk management coupled with personal services from a dedicated, hard working and experienced group of financial professionals with Ivy League educations and over 40 years of experience in the financial industry. Our illustrious list of clients includes corporate pension plans, high net worth individuals and families with the goal of wealth preservation.

Peter Hwang, Senior Vice President-Wealth Management
Wealth Management Advisor
International Financial Advisor

Peter Hwang is responsible for formulating our investment strategies and governing clients’ strategic asset allocations. Peter adheres to a disciplined process that delivers a consistent yet customized wealth management experience. Peter joined Merrill Lynch in 2002. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Hwang served as the president of Samsung Securities U.S.A. Inc. Mr. Hwang also served as Chief of the International Finance Department for Samsung Corporation as well as the head of the M&A Team for Samsung Securities. Mr. Hwang has an MBA from the University Of Pennsylvania Wharton School Of Business.

Steve Lee, Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor

Steve Lee is the partner and investment strategist for the team. Mr. Lee brings over 20 years of wealth advisory and institutional experiences to the group. Mr. Lee served as president of Korea Investment Trust Co. USA for four years. He also worked as analyst at the Securities and Exchange Commission and Chicago Board of Options Exchange. Mr. Lee has an MBA in Finance from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College.

Byung S. Lee, Senior Financial Advisor, CRPC®

Byung Lee has more than 10 years experience of economic research in premier economic research and academic institutes both in the United States and South Korea. Mr. Lee received his Ph.D. training in Finance and International Economics from Columbia University and worked as a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Lee headed the research department of the Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industries in the USA, and his academic and research background have provided essential insight into market conditions and future market trends; therefore, he plays an integral role in formulating the teams’ long-term investment strategies.

Daniel Park, Financial Advisor

Daniel Park brings to the team his experiences and acumen in research and business analysis from his prior position at Bank of America’s Global Corporate and Investment Banking division, where he researched Fortune 500 clientele to create and maintain their corporate structures, analyzed their complex corporate actions, and provided internal credit & risk ratings. Joined the Peter Hwang Group in 2013, he takes a vital role in evaluating global markets and managing risk for client portfolio. Mr. Park has a B.A. from University of Michigan with University honors.

Gabriela Guardia, Registered Senior Client Associate

Gabriela Guardia heads the operational management of the team. Ms. Guardia has been with Merrill Lynch for five years and coordinates the client support system. She is a Series 7 and 66 Registered Client Associate. Ms. Guardia has a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from the College of William & Mary.

Frederick Sauvan, Registered Client Associate

Fred plays a vital part in our client support and retention activities. He is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration.

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Steve Lee is registered to do business in:AL, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, MA, NJ, NY, PA, TX, VA

Byung Sun Lee is registered to do business in:AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA

Woong seong Hwang is registered to do business in:AL, CA, CT, FL, GA, HI, MA, MD, MO, NC, NJ, NY, PA, TX, VA

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