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Become a financial advisor with Merrill

Merrill financial advisors believe in a simple principle: When we do our best for our clients, our community and each other, new clients and enhanced revenues can follow.

As a Merrill financial advisor, you’ll enjoy:


  • Development
    You’ll have access to top-caliber specialists, best practitioner advisors and dedicated mentors.
  • Platform and tools
    Equipping our financial advisors with innovative tools and technology is critical for continued success in this rapidly evolving marketplace.
  • Support
    We’ll connect you to leaders and teams that complement your skillset so you can enhance the service you provide for your clients.
  • Access to banking solutions
    Merrill provides access to a broad range of banking solutions and services from Bank of America to help meet clients’ liquidity and financing needs.
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace
    Inclusion is at the core of our work and central to making the “power of every connection” real.
  • Compensation
    Our package includes a salary, grid-based compensation and the opportunity for long-term awards.



Join a culture of achievement

If you’re an accomplished financial advisor or other professional, you can transfer your success into a new career with Merrill. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?1
  • Do you enjoy making a difference in other people’s lives?
  • Are you self-motivated with strong relationship-building skills?
  • Do you pride yourself on being resilient when facing challenges?
  • Do you have integrity and high ethical standards?

If you answered yes, consider becoming a Merrill financial advisor. To learn more, choose which best describes you:


Be a part of a diverse, inclusive and community-oriented workplace

We all want to work for a company where we can bring our whole self to work, realize opportunities and grow as professionals and people. We believe in doing right by our clients, our communities and each other, which is why we fully support an inclusive workplace and community volunteering.



Serve clients using a goals-based approach

Gone are the days of numerous proprietary products, mutual funds and incentives. Today we offer a dynamic investment platform. Clients also have access to banking, lending, trust and estate services through Bank of America. All of this allows you to help clients pursue what’s meaningful to them.

When clients succeed, we succeed

Clients can receive tremendous flexibility through a choice of financial strategies from Merrill, and access to a range of banking, borrowing, estate and trust products and services from Bank of America.

Our best advisors started right where you are now

Merrill ranked No. 1 for the fifth consecutive year with the most advisors on the Forbes 2021 “Top Next-Gen Wealth Advisors” list.2

Merrill had the most advisors named to the “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” list for the 13th consecutive year.4

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research (now known as BofA Global Research) named the “Top Global Research Firm” by Institutional Investor magazine for the eighth time since the recognition began in 2011.3

Merrill had the most advisor named to Financial Planning Magazine "Top 40 Advisors Under 40" list in 2021.5


Find your financial advisor path with Merrill:


1 May not be a trait for all team financial advisor career paths.

2 The Forbes “Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors” list, September 21, 2021. Data provided by SHOOK® Research, LLC. Data as of 3/31/21. SHOOK considered advisors born in 1982 or later with a minimum 4 years as an advisor. Advisors have: built their own practices and lead their teams; joined teams and are viewed as future leadership; or a combination of both. Ranking algorithm is based on qualitative measures: telephone and in-person interviews to measure best practices, client retention, industry experience, credentials, review of compliance records, firm nominations; and quantitative criteria, such as: assets under management and revenue generated for their firms. Investment performance is not a criterion because client objectives and risk tolerances vary, and advisors rarely have audited performance reports. SHOOK’s research and rankings provide opinions intended to help investors choose the right financial advisor and are not indicative of future performance or representative of any one client’s experience. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Neither Forbes nor SHOOK Research receive compensation in exchange for placement on the ranking. For more information, please see  HYPERLINK "" SHOOK is a registered trademark of SHOOK Research, LLC. For more information:

3 Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Global Research as one of the Top Global Research Firms in 2020 based on surveys held throughout the year. The magazine creates rankings of the top research analysts in a wide variety of specializations, drawn from the choices of portfolio managers and other investment professionals at more than 1,000 firms. BofA Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation. For more information about this award, go to Rankings and recognition from Institutional Investor are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement.

4 The Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” list, March 12, 2021. The Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” ranking considered advisors with a minimum of seven years financial services experience and have been employed at their current firm for at least one year. This is a list of the top advisors in each state, with the number of ranking spots determined by each state’s population and wealth. Other quantitative and qualitative measures include assets under management, revenues generated by advisors for their firms, and the quality of the advisors’ practices, regulatory records, internal company documents, and 100-plus points of data provided by the advisors themselves. Rankings and recognition from Barron’s are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results, and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor. Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

5 Financial Planning’s “Top 40 Advisors Under 40” list, January 25, 2021. The ranking for the “Top 40 Advisors Under 40” list is compiled using data solicited from the advisors’ employers. Advisors considered must be under 40 years old and work at an employee brokerage firm. Individual trailing 12- month production for each advisor was the primary ranking criteria. Financial Planning is a national publication serving the wealth management industry and retail brokers working in the employee channel for wirehouses and regional broker-dealers. Rankings and recognition from Financial Planning are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results, and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor. Financial Planning is a trademark of Arizent. All rights reserved. For more information:


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