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Merrill Private Wealth Supervision Manager

Merrill Wealth Management
San Francisco, California
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Jun 15, 2024

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Job Role
Financial Advisor
Employment Type
Full Time
Experience Level
1-4 years
CFP® Certification

Job Details

Job Description:

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Job Description:
Merrill Private Wealth Division provides comprehensive wealth management services to affluent and high-net-worth clients along with retirement and benefit plan services, philanthropic solutions and asset management to individuals and institutions. The Private Wealth Supervision Managers role is to supervise our Private Wealth advisors, and clients to ensure full compliance with laws, and policies while focusing on the needs of Ultra High Net Worth Families. These managers are client centric leaders in the organization. They are key partners with clients and Private Wealth Advisors in risk management to ensure risk is appropriately managed. The Private Wealth Supervision Manager is an integral member of the Office Management Team (OMT), and is responsible for a variety of supervision, compliance, and risk management functions. Many of these functions are focused on managing risk in client outcomes, partnering with the Regional Managing Director and coaching the Advisor. Their functions are related to the Regional Managing Directors overall responsibilities for the branch offices delegated to the Private Wealth Supervision Manager. In addition to their primary functions, the Private Wealth Supervision Manager will partner with and backup the Client Relationship Manager. The Private Wealth Supervision Manager operates with minimal guidance, monitors adherence to policies, acts as the independent voice on risk, supports the companys business objectives, and contributes to branch office profitability by influencing FA business practices in ways that minimize regulatory, financial and reputational risks. In addition, the Private Wealth Supervision Manager partners with Centralized Supervision. Collectively, the branch and central supervision teams are responsible for ensuring robust supervision is conducted, and ensuring solutions around client needs and concerns are managed in alignment with client goals.

Position Overview:

The Private Wealth Supervision Manager (PWSM) position reports to the Merrill Private Wealth Business Segment Supervision Executive (BSSE), with dual reporting to the Merrill Private Wealth Management Regional Managing Director (RMD).

The PWSM's functions as a member of the market leadership team, responsible for a wide variety of delegated compliance, administrative and business functions related to the MPWM RMD's overall managerial responsibilities for parent and associate offices. He or she functions independently, or with minimal guidance, but must keep the PWM RMD informed on significant matters and must determine when the PWM RMD should be directly involved. The PWSM supports the company's business objectives and contributes to market profitability by influencing Private Wealth Advisor business practices in ways that minimize regulatory, financial, and reputational risks.

Required Skills: " MUST " have these skills to be minimally qualified
  • The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, client centric individual who has:
  • Series 7, 66, 9, 10 (or equivalent) Licenses required
  • Series 3, 31 licenses, if warranted
  • Proven ability to manage risk, make sound decisions by having a deep understanding of industry regulations, supervisory requirements, policies/procedures, wealth management concepts, and financial services products
  • Ability to speak in terms of client needs and concerns, and coach Private Wealth Advisors on aligning solutions to goals in a suitable and controlled way
  • A deep appreciation and understanding of our client centric strategy
  • Strong interpersonal skills to provide coaching to Private Wealth Advisors to mitigate risk through segmentation, disciplined investment practices, and documentation
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to identify trends, root cause and effects, and implement improved processes to mitigate risk
  • Demonstrated strong and effective leadership style through clear communication and collaboration with others, making sound decisions with courage and conviction
  • Strong time management and organization skills with the ability to prioritize appropriately
  • If currently an internal associate, completion of Associate Office Management Team Development program and/or currently a Merrill Lynch Market Supervision Manager strongly preferred

Desired Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience


  • Decision Making
  • Influence
  • Negotiation
  • Problem Solving
  • Risk Management
  • Adaptability
  • Business Acumen
  • Collaboration
  • Oral Communications
  • Relationship Building
  • Business Operations Management
  • Client Solutions Advisory
  • Planning
  • Talent Development
  • Written Communications

Minimum Education Requirement: High School Diploma / GED / Secondary School or equivalent

Job Band:

1st shift (United States of America)

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