Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (CRD# 7691) is a financial advisory firm headquartered in New York, NY. They manage $575,341,577,965 in 1,715,259 accounts and serve the financial needs of clients across 48 states (or territories).

By the Numbers
  • Total Assets Under Management
    575,342
    MILLION
  • Total Number of Accounts
    1,715,259
    ACCOUNTS
  • Average Account Value
    $335,425
Compensation Options
  • A percentage of assets under your management
  • Hourly charges
  • Fixed fees (other than subscription fees)
  • Commissions
Advisory Services Offered
  • Financial planning services
  • Portfolio management for individuals and/or small businesses
  • Portfolio management for pooled investment vehicles (other than investment companies)
  • Portfolio management for businesses (other than small businesses) or institutional clients
  • Pension consulting services
  • Selection of other advisers (including private fund managers)
  • Other
Types of Clients
Registered States
Advisors affiliated with a RIA are permitted to work with up to five clients in nearly-all states* without explicit registration. The map below shows states where this firm has explicit registration only.

AK, AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV

Financial Advisors at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
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Jeffrey C. Adamson
CRD#: 1326517
308 Walker Ave S, Wayzata, MN 55391
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Jeffrey Adamson (CRD# 1326517) is an Investment Advisor Representative working at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in Wayzata, MN and has over 31 years of experience in the finance industry. Jeffrey Adamson has taken additional exams to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). CFP professionals must pass the comprehensive CFP Certification Examination, pass CFP Board's Fitness Standards for Candidates and Registrants, agree to abide by CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Rules of Conduct which put clients' interests first and comply with the Financial Planning Practice Standards.

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Jeffrey H. Knotts
CRD#: 5849718
1152 15th St Nw, Washington, DC 20005
101
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Jeff joined the Group AG at Merrill Lynch in 2010 after graduating from the University of Tennessee in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in economics.  He and his team focus on creating customized financial strategies for individual clients and their families.  Using sophisticated techniques, he develops investment recommendations designed to assist you build, preserve and ultimately distribute your wealth.  He prides himself on his ability to listen and interpret your financial goals while leveraging the vast resources of Merrill Lynch to provide a wide range of possible strategies.

Jeff is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He also holds a Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation.

Jeff & his wife, Rachel, live in Woodbridge, VA where they both enjoy living active lifestyles.  They are involved with a variety of local charities and enjoy competing is running events throughout the year.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. owns the certification marks CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. CRPC® and Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM are registered service marks of the College for Financial Planning.

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Dan Bruns
CRD#: 5532220
2301 Eldorado Pkwy, Suite 100, McKinney, TX 75070
100
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Daniel Bruns (CRD# 5532220) is an Investment Advisor Representative working at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in McKinney, TX and has over 7 years of experience in the finance industry.
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Derek S. Pirruccello, CFP(R)
CRD#: 5304633
100 Eugene O'neill Dr, New London, CT 06320
100
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Derek Pirruccello (CRD# 5304633) is an Investment Advisor Representative working at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in New London, CT and has over 8 years of experience in the finance industry.
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Devon Robinson
CRD#: 4337883
7424 Windsor Dr, Allentown, PA 18106
100
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Devon began his career as a financial advisor for UBS PaineWebber in 2001 and joined Merrill Lynch in 2014. He holds Series 7 and 66 FINRA registrations. His process is focused on providing goals-based wealth management to clients. He helps clients review and consider financial goals, develop appropriate asset allocation strategies, and identify and implement wealth management recommendations best suited to their needs. Devon’s goal is to be an essential resource to his clients.

 

Devon is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He and his wife, Deena, have two young daughters, and reside in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where they are active in their community.

 

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Clayton VandenBossche
CRD#: 5748677
555 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104
100
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I began working in the financial services industry in 2005 and have been at Merrill Lynch since 2011. As a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch my focus is on developing custom tailored investment strategies for affluent and high-net-worth individuals, their families and in certain circumstances their businesses to help them meet their short and long-term financial goals. Everyone comes with their own unique set of circumstances and depending on what stage of life an individual or family is in they have different needs. Utilizing the vast resources available through Merrill Lynch I am able to work alongside clients to help them see their goals through fruition.

 

When developing wealth and investment management strategies it is vital to assess clients tolerance for risk, return objectives, time horizon, liquidity needs, tax circumstances and charitable mission among other things. I am able to address all of these important factors by taking a holistic approach to the wealth management process and taking the time necessary to gain a complete understanding of each clients unique set of circumstances.

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Jack E. Wheeler
CRD#: 4652707
211 N Robinson Ave #1800, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
100
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Jack Wheeler (CRD# 4652707) is an Investment Advisor Representative working at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in Oklahoma City, OK and has over 13 years of experience in the finance industry.

 

Mr. Jack Edward Wheeler, Jr. brings a well distinguished background to the Oklahoma City Merrill Lynch complex. For several years, Mr. Wheeler has served both as an Attorney and a Financial Advisor in the banking industry. Additionally he holds the Chartered Retirement Planning CounselorSM (CRPC®) designation. However, he does not provide legal or tax advice in his services at Merrill Lynch.

 

He strives to take the time to listen and understand client's needs so he may help clarify and achieve their goals. His roots are in giving investment advice, but he offers much more. He helps clients develop a realistic investment plan which will potentially enable them to live their life the best way possible, without undue compromise to their lifestyle and without taking unnecessary investment risk. He is fully committed to clients success.

His areas of focus include working with high net worth estates, restricted stock options, alternative investments, market linked investments, private money managers, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity and institutional money management. Mr. Wheeler’s business experience also includes working with business owners to sell their companies and raise capital.

Additionally, Jack has extensive experience assisting the Firm’s high net worth clients primarily business owners, retirees, individual retirement plans, and company retirement plans such as 401(k)s, IRAs and SEPs with financial and investment strategies, wealth transfer and preservation, business services, retirement strategies and advice, securities lending, residential lending, commercial lending, private aircraft financing and access to banking services through Bank of America, N.A.

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Wheeler spent five years with Morgan Stanley. He first served as a Financial Advisor, then a Restricted Securities Expert and subsequently as the only Wealth Advisor for the Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management Group in Oklahoma. In June 2009, Mr. Wheeler moved to Merrill Lynch in order to offer a higher level of services to clients.

Since 2006 Jack has been an arbitrator with the New York Stock Exchange and The National Association of Securities Dealers, both now known as The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

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Neil O. Abney
CRD#: 4035401
101 Bullitt Ln, Louisville, KY 40222
98
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Neil Abney (CRD# 4035401) is an Investment Advisor Representative working at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in Louisville, KY and has over 16 years of experience in the finance industry.
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Curtis D. Eustis
CRD#: 4110450
601 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130
98
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Curtis D. Eustis, Senior Vice President - Wealth Management

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Christopher R. Farr
CRD#: 5991848
400 S Rampart Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89145
98
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Christopher Farr (CRD# 5991848) is an Investment Advisor Representative working at Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated in Las Vegas, NV and has over 5 years of experience in the finance industry.

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