Carpenter named to top financial advisors list


Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Financial Advisor S. Wesley Carpenter was recently named to the 2021 Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” list.

Wesley lives in Fairhope and attended University of Alabama. He is a Managing Director and Senior Resident Director – Wealth Management Advisor on THE HARTY CARPENTER GROUP at Merrill Lynch.

Wesley was also named to Financial Planning’s “Top 40 Advisors Under 40” list in January 2021 and Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors” list February 2021.

Wesley currently serves on the board of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce and American Red Cross – South Alabama. He is also very active with the Business Council of Alabama, Coastal Alabama Partnership, Eastern Shore Art Center, Mobile Big Game Fishing Club, Mobile Touchdown Club and St. Lawrence Catholic Parish.

For the 13th consecutive year, Merrill holds the No. 1 position of all firms, with 286 total advisors recognized on the list, including 213 Financial Advisors (FAs) and 73 Private Wealth Advisors (PWAs).