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Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management is a leading provider of comprehensive wealth management and investment services for individuals and businesses globally. With 14,629 financial advisors and $2.1 trillion in client balances as of December 31, 2016, it is among the largest businesses of its kind in the world. Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management specializes in goals-based wealth management, including planning for retirement, education, legacy, and other life goals through investment, cash and credit management. Within Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, the Private Banking and Investment Group focuses on the unique and personalized needs of wealthy individuals, families and their businesses. These clients are served by more than 190 highly specialized private wealth advisor teams, along with experts in areas such as investment management, concentrated stock management and intergenerational wealth transfer strategies. Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management is part of Bank of America Corporation.

Take a dynamic new career path as a financial advisor

If you’re successful and looking to maximize your potential, consider joining Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor.  When you join Merrill Lynch, you’ll tap into wealth management experience that has been formally training and coaching new advisors since 1946. You’ll have help every step of the way through our Practice Management Development (PMD) program — one of the most comprehensive in the industry.

What is the PMD program?

The PMD program is designed to develop the critical skills and knowledge necessary for building a successful wealth management practice — acquiring clients, enhancing relationships, providing tailored strategies and more.

The 43 month PMD program includes multiple components of:

• Investment, business development, business management and technology platform training and development

• Personalized coaching and support during each phase of the program

• Preparation for registration exams, including Series 7 and Series 66

Choose one of three paths to become a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor

Regardless of the role you eventually assume, you'll have access to the investing resources of Merrill Lynch and banking resources of Bank of America.

PMD Financial Advisor - Help clients pursue their goals

As a PMD financial advisor, your support team includes a group of Bank of America specialists with experience in banking and credit, as well as Merrill Lynch specialists with experience in retirement, insurance and investment strategies.

Team Financial Advisor - Play an integral role on a larger team

You'll play a specific role — in either business development, planning, investments and financing, business management or relationship management — contributing to the overall efforts of the team. In addition, you’ll take advantage of an accelerated curriculum (one year shorter than the standard PMD program).

Bank Team Financial Advisor - Provide client access to the full breadth of firm resources

After a length of service (LOS) of six months, you'll have the potential opportunity to work in a Bank of America financial center as a PMD financial advisor. You'll be able to build your team's book of business with preferred and affluent clients who already have a Bank of America banking relationship.

To learn more about how you can become a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, visit ML.com/careers.

Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates consider for employment and hire qualified candidates without regard to race, religious creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp.

Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc. (“MLLA”) is a licensed insurance agency and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.

Investment products offered through MLPF&S and insurance and annuity products offered through MLLA:

Are Not FDIC Insured

Are Not Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value

Are Not Deposits

Are Not Insured by Any Federal Government Agency

Are Not a Condition to Any Banking Service or Activity

 

The Bull Symbol, Life’s better when we’re connected and Merrill Lynch are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2017 Bank of America Corporation ARTR4NYY

Awards

Stand out with the help of an industry leader

Since 1946, Merrill Lynch has provided training, research and resources that help make financial advisors successful. Today we continue to do those things, and it’s earned us a number of awards.

  • Merrill Lynch’s PMD program won a Silver Award for "Best Sales Training and Performance Program" in the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Sales Performance Awards.1
  • Merrill Lynch ranked No. 1 for the eighth consecutive year on Barron’s “Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State” list.2
  • Merrill Lynch ranked first in number of advisors on Barron’s “Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” list.3
  • BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research named “Top Global Research Firm” for the sixth straight year by Institutional Investor magazine.4

To learn more about how you can become a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, visit ML.com/careers.

1 Source: In September 2016, Merrill Lynch’s Practice Management Development program (PMD) won a Silver Award for “Best Sales Training and Performance Program” in the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Sales Performance Awards. The Brandon Hall Excellence Awards recognize companies that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, processes, systems and tools achieving measurable results. The award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits. For more information please visit brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/.

2 Source: Barron’s “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State” list, March 7, 2016. Financial advisor criteria: minimum seven years 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. For more information about the selection criteria, go to www.barrons.com/report/top-financial-advisors.

Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

3 Source: Barron’s “America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors” list, June 6, 2016. Financial advisor criteria: minimum seven years 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. For more information about the selection criteria, go to www.barrons.com/report/top-financial-advisors.

Barron’s is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved.

4 In its December 2016 issue, Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as the Top Global Research Firm for 2016, 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. For more information, visit: http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3646543/research-and-rankings/the-top-global-research-firm-of-2016.html#.WFF65P6QzDc.

Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates consider for employment and hire qualified candidates without regard to race, religious creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp.

Investment products:

Are Not FDIC Insured

Are Not Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value

The Bull Symbol, Life’s better when we’re connected and Merrill Lynch are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2017 Bank of America Corporation ARTR4NYY

Benefits

A rewarding career path

When you join Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor, you can choose a career path that offers you:

Independence1

  • Be an entrepreneur who builds and manages a business.

Fulfillment

  • Make a meaningful difference in the lives of clients.

Income2

  • Receive a base salary plus an uncapped, unlimited annual income opportunity.

1 Intended 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.

2 The uncapped, unlimited annual income opportunity is for the Practice Management Development (PMD) advisor career path only.

To learn more about how you can become a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, visit ML.com/careers.

Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates consider for employment and hire qualified candidates without regard to race, religious creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp.

Investment products:

Are Not FDIC Insured

Are Not Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value

The Bull Symbol, Life’s better when we’re connected and Merrill Lynch are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2017 Bank of America Corporation ARTR4NYY

Culture

Join a culture of achievement

If you have a background of accomplishment, you can transfer that into a career that leverages your past successes. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit?1
  • Are you self-motivated and have 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" to these questions, consider the opportunity for a dynamic new career path as a Merrill Lynch financial advisor.

Come to a firm that supports you

At Merrill Lynch, wealth management is, and will always be, the core of what we do. Because the firm was built on putting clients’ needs first, you can count on having the resources to help clients succeed.  And in doing so, you’ll succeed.

Merrill Lynch’s culture offers continual opportunities to help develop your wealth management practice. The PMD program includes:

• Investment, sales and business management training and development

• Coaching and mentoring from industry leaders

• A rewarding compensation structure that includes salary, bonuses and incentive payouts2

Here — backed by the leadership, support and one of the broadest platforms of products and services in the business — you’ll have the potential to help clients change their lives.

Coaching and mentoring

• Your efforts will be supported by PMD coordinators and advisor mentors in local offices.

• If needed, you’ll be enrolled in a 90-day program of personalized coaching that helps you quickly break down barriers and build your business.

Valuable resources

• We’ll help you prepare for Series 7 and Series 66 exams.

• You’ll be able to take advantage of turnkey marketing and business development strategies so you can get your business up and running quickly.

• You’ll help clients support their personal goals using industry-leading research2 and analysis and Merrill Lynch’s broad investment platform.

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

2 Full salary through month 12 of Stage 1, reduced quarterly thereafter. Starting salary correlates to performance hurdle path. Additional awards are based on meeting performance hurdle and actual production numbers. This applies to the Practice Management Development (PMD) advisor career path only.

3 In its December 2016 issue, Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as the Top Global Research Firm for 2016, 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. For more information, visit: http://www.institutionalinvestor.com/article/3646543/research-and-rankings/the-top-global-research-firm-of-2016.html#.WFF65P6QzDc.

 

To learn more about how you can become a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, visit ML.com/careers.

Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates consider for employment and hire qualified candidates without regard to race, religious creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp.

Investment products:

Are Not FDIC Insured

Are Not Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value

The Bull Symbol, Life’s better when we’re connected and Merrill Lynch are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2017 Bank of America Corporation ARTR4NYY

Diversity

Work in a diverse global environment

We recognize that it’s the power of our people — and our differences — that makes us a stronger company. We’re proud to be committed to attracting, recruiting and retaining top diverse talent from across the globe.

We offer a worldwide network of Employee Networks with more than 240 chapters and 80,000 members. By joining one or more of these networks, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Choose from groups based on age, ethnicity, lifestyle and professional goals.
  • Develop leadership skills.
  • Build meaningful connections with people across the business and in the communities in which we live and work.  

We’re proud and honored to receive recognition for these programs:

  • The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) named Bank of America Corporation to their list of 2016 NBIC Best-of-the-Best Top 30 Corporations for Inclusion.
  • In 2016, we were named one of Working Mother magazine’s 100 Best Companies for working moms for the 28th consecutive year.

 

To learn more about how you can become a Merrill Lynch financial advisor, visit ML.com/careers.

Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates consider for employment and hire qualified candidates without regard to race, religious creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp.

Investment products:

Are Not FDIC Insured

Are Not Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value

The Bull Symbol, Life’s better when we’re connected and Merrill Lynch are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2017 Bank of America Corporation ARTR4NYY

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Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates consider for employment and hire qualified candidates without regard to race, religious creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp.

Investment products:

Are Not FDIC Insured

Are Not Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value

The Bull Symbol, Life’s better when we’re connected and Merrill Lynch are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2017 Bank of America Corporation ARTR4NYY

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Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management specializes in goals-based wealth management, including planning for retirement, education, legacy, and other life goals through investment, cash and credit management.

Within Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, the Private Banking and Investment Group focuses on the unique and personalized needs of wealthy individuals, families and their businesses. These clients are served by more than 190 highly specialized private wealth advisor teams, as of December 2016, along with experts in areas such as investment management, concentrated stock management and intergenerational wealth transfer strategies. Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management is part of Bank of America Corporation.

Bank of America Corporation and its affiliates consider for employment and hire qualified candidates without regard to race, religious creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, provincial and municipal laws.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and Member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”).

Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp.

Investment products:

Are Not FDIC Insured

Are Not Bank Guaranteed

May Lose Value

The Bull Symbol, Life’s better when we’re connected and Merrill Lynch are registered trademarks of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2017 Bank of America Corporation ARTR4NYY

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