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Associate Investment Advisory Specialist

Pennington, New Jersey

Job Description:

Business Overview

The Merrill Lynch Investment Advisory Program (IAP) combines the advice and guidance of an Advisor with investment services backed by the research and insights of Merrill Lynch in a single solution designed to help clients pursue meaningful outcomes

The Associate Investment Advisory Specialist provides advice and guidance to Financial Advisors, Client Associates and Advisory Leadership to help identify appropriate and suitable IAP (platforms/strategies) for the Firm’s clients.  

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

Advice and guidance is informed by our Chief Investment Office that revolves around portfolio construction, investment/manager selection, asset allocation and best practices for creating a practices centered on investment advisory business.

The Associate specialist is focused on proactively supporting the advisors in their respective markets to drive sales growth through in person, virtual and phone interactions. They should think independently, develop and execute strategies to achieve their growth goals for their respective territories.

The role requires one week of travel per month and the remainder of the month will be based in Hopewell, NJ.

The Associate Specialist shall partner with their coverage team potentially consisting of a field based partner, internal partner and other specialists with the Investment Solutions Group to collaborate and bring holistic advice and guidance to their advisors.

Associate Specialists are expected to record all of their relevant activities in, a client relationship management tool, in order to provide the data necessary to manage activity from a metrics driven perspective.


5 years sales experience

Bachelor’s degree required

5+ years’ experience in financial services industry preferred

Series 7 and 63/65 or 66 required

Knowledge of professionally managed investment products and/or investment advisory business preferred

Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and meet clearly defined measurements

Strong communication, interaction and presentation skills required

Willing to travel on a monthly basis to meet with advisors in person

Self-motivated, adaptive, positive attitude and high energy are a must

Must display a passion for achieving aggressive goals in innovative and highly professional way


1st shift (United States of America)

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Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time


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Primary Location:
1600 AMERICAN BLVD, NJ, Pennington, 08534