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Associate Financial Advisor Development Program (AFADP) - (Start date Summer 2020)

Bank of America Burlington, MA
  • Posted: July 25, 2019
  • Full-Time

**Job Description:**
Proposed start date will be Summer 2020.
Merrill Lynch provides a high-touch client experience through a network of approximately 15,000 client-facing financial advisors to our affluent clients with a personal wealth profile of at least $250,000 of investable assets. The Advisor Development role is a 12 month training program for our returning Merrill Lynch Wealth Management interns who wish to build a wealth management business and become a full-fledged Financial Advisor. It is a structured and disciplined program that demonstrates our on-going commitment to the growth and progress of our Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors. Advisor development program participants will have the opportunity to build upon their learnings from their intern experience by passing required FINRA registration exams, learning the client centric goals-based approach for client service, build business acumen to understand the vast opportunities to leverage with clients across Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, and complete a robust training curriculum with key milestones. Throughout the 12 month program, participants will have on the job application with work assignments, knowledge checks and assessments to determine progress.
The Associate Financial Advisor Development Program (AFADP) is a 12-month extended training opportunity designed for high potential, former interns who wish to build a wealth management practice and eventually become a full-fledged Merrill Lynch financial advisor. This structured and disciplined program demonstrates our on-going commitment to the growth and development of our emerging advisor workforce.
AFADP participants will have the opportunity to build upon their learnings from the internship through an additional year of experience, education and exposure. Upon joining the program, participants are expected to attend in-person orientation, pass the required FINRA registration exams (Series 7 & 66) and engage in comprehensive curriculum with key milestones focused on the following:
Client Acquisition Framework
Enterprise Capabilities
MLWM Tools & Resources
Participants will be challenged through on-the-job training and application as well as routine knowledge checks to assess individual progress and aptitude, ongoing throughout the program.
Program Highlights:
Offers a base salary for the full 12-month program duration
Comprehensive curriculum aligned with business priorities and initiatives
Role-based training & skill application with experienced advisors
Access to a full array of products and solutions available to clients across the Enterprise
Ongoing coaching and career guidance from local managers/ mentors
Dedicated program manager support
Strength and brand recognition of Merrill Lynch and Bank of America
World class investment, sales, and business management training
Cutting edge technology and industry leading investment platform
Required Qualifications:
Completion of a Bachelor's Degree
Graduation date between Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
Legal authorization to work in the US now and in the future without sponsorship
Preferred Qualifications:
Participation in the 2019 Advisor Development Summer Analyst Program (ADP)
Demonstrates leadership abilities
Effective oral and written communication
Adaptable to fast paced, changing environments
Ability to think independently, and work collaboratively
Strong performer during summer internship
Recommendation & support from Intern Hiring Manager
Bank of America is unable to consider candidates that will require visa sponsorship now, or in the future, for this specific role.
Bank of America will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with San Francisco ordinance 17-14 and federal law applicable to Bank of America.
**Posting Date** : 07/23/2019
**Location** :
Birmingham, AL, 569 BROOKWOOD VLG (AL9568),
Phoenix, AZ, 2555 E CAMELBACK RD (AZ3912),
Tucson, AZ, WILLIAMS CENTRE, 5210 E WILLIAMS CIR,
Scottsdale, AZ, Kierland FC, 14636 N Scottsdale Rd,
Jonesboro, AR, 2000 BROWNS LANE ACCESS RD (AR9200),
Carlsbad, CA, 1000 AVIARA PKWY (CA0801),
La Jolla, CA, 7825 FAY AVE (CA0808),
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, 5951 LA SENDITA BLDG A (CA0812),
San Diego, CA, MERRILL LYNCH PLAZA, 11811 BERNARDO PLAZA CT,
San Jose, CA, 50 W SAN FERNANDO ST (CA3805),
Oakland, CA, 1111 BROADWAY (CA4806),
Walnut Creek, CA, 1331 N CALIFORNIA BLVD (CA4813),
San Francisco, CA, 555 California St (CA5705),
Menlo Park, CA, 333 MIDDLEFIELD RD (CA5811),
Santa Barbara, CA, 1424 STATE ST (CA6808),
Temecula, CA, RANCHO CAL. TOWN CENTER, 27450 YNEZ RD,
Irvine, CA, 100 Spectrum Center Dr (CA6813),
Newport Beach, CA, 520 NEWPORT CENTER DR (CA6814),
Brea, CA, BREA PLACE, 145 S STATE COLLEGE BLVD,
Beverly Hills, CA, 9560 WILSHIRE BLVD (CA9801),
Los Angeles, CA, CALIFORNIA PLAZA, 350 S GRAND AVE,
- United States
**Travel** : Yes, 5% of the time
**Full / Part-time** : Full time
**Hours Per Week** : 40
**Shift** : 1st shift
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