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Client Associate

Palo Alto, California

Job Description:

The Palo Alto office is seeking an experienced Client Associate to join Hughes Walsh & Associates.

We are located in a flagship office in Palo Alto, CA.  Our team consists of two 20-year+ Wealth Management Advisors, 1 Senior Financial Advisor and 3 Registered Client Associates.  We continue to grow.  The ideal candidate excels at relationship building and demonstrates a strong desire to deliver spectacular client service each day.

We are looking to add a Client Associate to manage all servicing aspects for a select group of clients on a team with clearly defined roles and responsibilities.   This position is ideal for someone who is energized by sharing a common vision and collaborating with other team members to improve daily productivity in an innovative and dynamic work environment.  Team members are hand-selected for their competence, efficiency, people skills and positive attitude.  The ideal candidate would play an integral role in our continued shared success!

Business Overview

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is a leading provider of comprehensive wealth management and investment products and services for individuals, companies, and institutions. Merrill Lynch wealth management is one of the largest businesses of its kind in the world specializing in goals-based wealth management, including planning for retirement, education, legacy, and other life goals through investment advice and guidance.

Merrill Lynch’s financial advisors help clients pursue the life they envision through a one-on-one relationship with an advisor committed to their needs.  We believe trust comes from transparency.  Our trusted financial advisors are equipped with access to the investment insights of Merrill Lynch coupled with the banking convenience of Bank of America.

The Client Associate (CA) role is a sales support position, typically providing dedicated operational and sales support to multiple Financial Advisors (FA's). Incumbents may also on a regular basis support office initiatives, in addition to the businesses of particular FA's. For established clients, the CA will often serve as the most frequent point of contact with Merrill Lynch. Fully registered CA (Series 7, 63, 65, & 66). Fully paid or partially paid by the FA.

Qualifications for the ideal candidate include:

  • Desire to provide an exemplary client service experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work well within a team.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of investment and banking products, policies and procedures.
  • Series 7 & 63/65 or 66 registrations preferred but not required.
  • Proficiency in systems (Salesforce, Outlook, Excel and Word).
  • Undergraduate degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1+ years professional or relevant internship experience required

If Series 7 and 66 licenses or Series 7, 63 and 65 licenses are not currently held, must be obtained within a specified time frame if being hired into a registered job code.

Please be advised that under current company policy, Merrill Lynch does not sponsor a visa petition or other work authorization, nor will the company provide relocation assistance, for this position.

NOTE: Internal applicants should be in their current position for 1 year, have a minimum M/M rating, and be in good standing. In addition, internal ML applicants must first speak to their CRM, obtain approval and then apply to role. 

NOTE: In addition to any of the Client Associate roles (Registered, Partially Registered or Non-Registered), this position may be hired into any of the Private Wealth Associate roles (Registered, Partially Registered or Non-Registered).


1st shift (United States of America)

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Full time


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Travel: No


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Primary Location:
3075A Hansen Way, CA, Palo Alto, 94304