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Become a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch

Merrill Lynch financial advisors believe in a simple principle: Our success is driven by understanding what matters most to our clients and helping them live their best financial lives.


As a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, you’ll enjoy:

Enjoy working closely with clients and teammates to help clients pursue their goals.

Be an entrepreneur who builds and manages a business.

Make a meaningful difference in the lives of clients.

Receive a salary plus monthly incentive compensation and annual performance and retention awards.

Receive comprehensive benefits including medical, retirement and life management support.

See what it's like to be a Merrill Lynch financial advisor

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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 Lynch. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?2
  • 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 Lynch 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.



We start with a client’s personal goals

Your finances connect to all aspects of your life. Investment strategies are not just based on market activity, they’re driven by personal goals. By understanding what motivates our clients, we help them pursue what matters to them most, whether it’s related to home, family, finances, work, giving, leisure or health.

When clients succeed, we succeed

Focusing on clients is how we’ve become a leading provider of comprehensive wealth management and investment products and services for individuals and businesses. With 14,000+ financial advisors and $2.3 trillion in client balances, Merrill Lynch is among the largest businesses of its kind in the world. Learn more about us.

financial advisors

$2.3 trillion
in client balances

Our best advisors started right where you are now

Most financial advisors with the #1 ranking in their state3

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research named Top Global Research Firm5

Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year 20174

#1 in Barron’s “America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors”6


Find your financial advisor path with Merrill Lynch:


1Intended within a cultural context. Merrill Lynch financial advisors are employees of Merrill Lynch and must adhere to all firm policies with regard to their business activities. May not be a trait for all team financial advisor career paths.

2May not be a trait for all team financial advisor career paths.

3Source: Barron's “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors” list, March 12, 2018. For more information about the selection criteria, go to Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. 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; such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement of the advisor.

4The Banker magazine, September 2017.

5 Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as one of the top global research firms from 2011-2018 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 Merrill Lynch 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.

6Source: Barron's “Top 100 Women Advisors" list, June 5, 2017. Financial advisor criteria: minimum seven years of financial services experience and employment at current firm for at least one year. Numerous quantitative and qualitative measures (including assets managed, revenue produced and quality of practice) determine the financial advisor rankings. Similar criteria used in prior years. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.


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