Our Story and Services

Working closely with you, we will develop an investment strategy focused clearly on your objectives — one that reflects your lifestyle expectations, cash flow needs, risk tolerance and aspirations for your family. We apply our knowledge, experience and commitment necessary to manage your investments on an ongoing, fully discretionary basis, providing you with objective advice on critical financial matters.

When you look at wealth management from a long-term perspective, one thing becomes clear: it’s your future, not just your money. And over time, we can help you navigate the noise and distractions of challenging markets, providing a disciplined sense of focus on what’s most important— your progress toward your goals.
Services Include
  • Wealth Management1
  • Professional Portfolio Management2
  • Endowments and Foundations3
  • Estate Planning Strategies4
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • Municipal Bonds5
  • Retirement Planning6
  • Asset Management7
  • Trust Accounts8
  • Wealth Consulting
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Location

3700 Embassy Parkway
Suite 340
Akron, OH 44333
US
Direct:
(631) 755-1615(631) 755-1615
Toll Free:
(877) 594-0045(877) 594-0045
58 South Service Road
Suite 400
Melville, NY 11746
US
Direct:
(631) 755-1615(631) 755-1615

Meet Baer Wealth Management Group

About Me

Ken drives the team’s group retirement practice and oversees our wealth advisory process. He also has primary responsibility for several investment strategies in client’s discretionary accounts. A 1983 graduate of the Daniels School of Business at the University of Denver, Ken joined PaineWebber (later becoming UBS) in 1996, and co-founded the Baer Wealth Management Group.
Ken has served as a community volunteer and officer, including the boards and committees of Temple Beth Torah, Huntington Arts Council, Crones and Colitis Foundation, United Cerebral Palsy Association, United States Golf Association and PGA Tour. Ken resides in Dix Hills, New York with his wife, Robin.
Securities Agent: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1401643

About Me

Mark oversees the Baer Wealth Management Group’s asset allocation and investment selection process. As a Portfolio Manager, Mark has primary responsibility for bond, stock and option portfolio management strategies in our client’s discretionary accounts. A graduate from The Ohio State University, Mark joined PaineWebber (later becoming UBS) in 1983 as Vice President, Portfolio Manager, and cofounded the Baer Wealth Management Group. Mark made the decision to join Morgan Stanley in 2012.
Mark has served as a community volunteer and officer, including boards and committees of American Red Cross, Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank, Akron Jaycees, Lippman Day School, Temple Israel, Jewish Community Board of Akron, Shaw JCC of Akron, Akron Marathon and Rosemont Country Club. Mark resides in Akron with his wife Cathy.
Securities Agent: AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA; Investment Advisor Representative; General Securities Representative
NMLS#: 1310746

About Me

Mike joined the Baer Wealth Management Group in 2007 with an emphasis for business development and client relationships for individual clients and business retirement plans. Utilizing his previous business and finance experience, he helps to prepare clients for retirement. Mike earned a B.A. and M.S. degree in chemistry from Southern Connecticut as well as an MBA from the University of Connecticut.
Mike and his wife, Teri, reside in Akron and have two adult children and a grandson. He is a golfer and runner and participates on several nonprofit community boards and organizations.

About Me

Karen attended Kent State University where she studied Business Management. She has been in the financial service industry since May 1982.
Karen resides in Strongsville, Ohio with her husband Joe. They have two sons, Michael and Adam.

About Me

Barbara graduated from SUNY at Farmingdale with an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences. She has worked in the financial industry since 1994. Her knowledge, experience and attention to detail fully support the Baer Wealth Management Group.
Barbara resides in Bellport, New York.

Investment and Market Perspectives

On the Markets

Retirement

Working with you to understand your life goals and develop a personalized wealth strategy. Today and for the years to come.
  • 401(k) Rollovers
  • IRA Plans
  • Retirement Income Strategies
  • Retirement Plan Participants
  • Annuities
The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

The Simple Six-Step Retirement Checkup

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Investing

Working closely with you to guide your wealth and investments through the most challenging market cycles.
  • Asset Management
  • Wealth Planning
  • Traditional Investments
  • Alternative Investments
  • Impact Investing
Five Smart Strategies to Use a Bonus or Raise

Five Smart Strategies to Use a Bonus or Raise

Have extra money coming in? Here are ways to put your money to work for you now, so you can reap the rewards down the road.

Family

Creating customized financial strategies for the challenges that today's families face.
  • Estate Planning Strategies
  • 529 Plans / Education Savings Planning
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Trust Services
Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

Financial Transition: A Guide for Women

Here's how to take control of your finances if a death or divorce leaves you holding the reins.

Business Planning

Helping you on key aspects of your business such as ownership, liquidity and developing opportunities.
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Qualified Retirement Plans
  • Corporate Pension Funds
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Philanthropy

Making sure your philanthropic dollars are managed with the same high quality service as the rest of your wealth.
  • Endowments
  • Foundations
  • Donor Advised Funds
  • Impact Investing
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A New Roadmap for Mission Alignment

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