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Awards & Recognition

Congratulations to our advisors that have been recognized by some of the most prestigious industry publications and thank you to all of our advisors for demonstrating how we measure our success—by helping our clients pursue their goals. Through a dedicated one-on-one relationship, our advisors not only put their clients’ needs and priorities first, but at the center of everything they do for them each day.


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Working Mother Magazine’s 2018 Top Wealth Advisor Moms

In September, 2018, Working Mother published their Top Wealth Advisor Moms list. SHOOK Research considered Wealth Advisors who are mothers with children living at home and under the age of 18. We’re proud of our advisors recognized on this list.
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Financial Times' Top 401 Retirement Advisers

The Financial Times 2018 Top 401 Retirement Advisers list recognizes the top financial advisors who specialize in serving defined contribution retirement plans. Merrill Lynch has the most financial advisors overall for the second consecutive year with 50 advisors being recognized.
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Forbes' America's Top 250 Wealth Advisors

We congratulate our advisors for making the 2018 Forbes’ America’s Top 250 Wealth Advisors list. This year, Merrill Lynch had 51 advisors recognized.
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Forbes’ America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors

In 2018, Forbes released their second America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors list, focused on younger advisors who are the “next-generation” of wealth advisors. Merrill Lynch had 247 advisors on the list, the most advisors recognized among our competitors.

Barron’s America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors

In 2018, for the thirteenth year in a row, Merrill Lynch had the most advisors named to Barron’s America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list. We are proud to acknowledge our 18 advisors recognized.

Forbes’ Top Women Wealth Advisors

In 2018, Forbes named 250 advisors to their Top Women Wealth Advisors list. We are proud to congratulate our advisors who were recognized.
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Barron’s Top 50 Institutional Consultants

Congratulations to our six teams named to Barron’s Top 50 Institutional Consultants list. We are proud of those recognized.

Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors

Congratulations to our advisors who made the list as one of Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors. We’re proud of our advisors for achieving this honor.

Financial Times’ 2018 FT 400

We are pleased to have the opportunity to congratulate 80 Merrill Lynch advisors who made the Financial Times’ 2018 FT 400 top advisor list.
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Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors

We are pleased to announce that Merrill Lynch has the most advisors on Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors list for the tenth consecutive year. We are proud of our 295 advisors for their accomplishments and for making the list.

Forbes’ 2018 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors

Forbes released their 2018 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list. Merrill Lynch had the most advisors on the list. We’re proud of our 639 advisors recognized and are especially thankful to all the clients who have trusted our advisors to help them pursue their financial goals.
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On Wall Street’s Top 40 Advisors Under 40

We’re pleased to share that, in 2017, Merrill Lynch had the most advisors named to On Wall Street’s annual Top 40 Under 40 list, with 16 advisors being recognized. This list highlights top advisors under age 40 from various firms.
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