Bruce Munster ~ Moderator

Bruce Munster is a principal of the MPF Private Wealth Management Group, a M&A­focused advisory practice within the Private Banking and Investment Group at Merrill Lynch. 

Located in Los Angeles, the MPF Private Wealth Management Group manages more than $1.7 billion for 57 families, as of June 30, 2016. Clients include inventors, entrepreneurs, professional entertainers, professional investors, and heads of investment banks and private equity firms. Bruce and his team advise clients on their personal wealth management concerns related to M&A transactions in a variety of industries, including aerospace & defense, technology, specialty finance, consumer products, business services and real estate.

Bruce has garnered a number of national honors as a Financial Advisor. Forbes named Bruceas one of “America’s Top Wealth Advisors 2016” and On Wall Street named him to its 2014 list of the “Top 40 Advisors Under 40” (#7 nationally). Barron’s recognized Bruce as one of the Top 1200 Financial Advisors, State­by­State in 2014. The Financial Times distinguished Bruce as one of the Top 400 Financial Advisors in 2014. And REP Magazine honored Bruce as one of the Top 40 Wirehouse Advisors Under 40 in 2014 (#11 nationally).*

Bruce earned his B.S. in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University, while he participated on the varsity wrestling team, worked part­time and raised a young family. His experiences as a young dad have greatly helped him both in life and business. He lives in Valencia with his high school sweetheart, Therese, and their three children: Samuel, Bruce Jr., and Haifa.

Bruce serves as the Chair of the Finance Committee and is a Trustee at Woodbury University in Burbank. He also serves on the board of SRD Straightening Reigns and the advisory board for Bank of California in Irvine. Bruce is active with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and Provisors Beverly Hills­1 Chapter. He and his family support several charitable organizations including Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Boys and Girls Club, Food on Foot and Cornell University Wrestling.