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Bank of America Trust Specialist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Trust Specialist

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Job Description:

Business Overview

Retirement & Personal Wealth Solutions (RPWS) serves the core financial needs of individual clients and plan participants by providing best in class, integrated products in the most intuitive, efficient and client friendly way while maintaining a forward thinking mindset and risk management focus. RPWS is responsible for both the institutional and personal retirement capability set to include 401(k), Equity and Health Benefit plans for companies of all sizes as well as college savings, personal retirement planning, retirement income, insurance and estate planning for individuals. RPWS also provides tools and content that enables advisors and bankers to help their client’s live their best financial lives.

Job Description

The Trust Specialist develops Trust business in accordance with assigned production and referral goals by providing guidance on Bank of America’s Trust products and services to Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors (FAs), Private Wealth Advisors (PWAs), Market Executives (MEs), and clients. The Trust Specialist is a field-based position covering a specific territory of Merrill Lynch offices and reporting directly to a RPWS Division Trust Executive. Responsibilities include:

  • Raise awareness with FAs, PWAs, and MEs, around their clients’ and prospects’ trust and estate planning needs

  • In partnership FAs/PWAs, support the creation and implementation of trust and estate planning strategies for clients and prospects

  • Lead conversations, conference calls, and WebEx presentations with clients, FAs/PWAs, and outside legal and tax advisors as needed. These conversations could include:

  • wealth transfer techniques using Bank of America’s Trust products and services

  • how Bank of America’s Trust products and services could be included in the client’s estate plan

  • fiduciary requirements for trust administration and investment management

  • Identify trust opportunities through conversations and book reviews with FAs/PWAs and Market Executives

  • Build solid relationships with FAs, PWAs, and MEs in the assigned territory

  • Participate in office/market sales meetings to provide education and guidance on U.S. Trust products and services

  • Provide overall leadership and direction for assigned trust sales and administration teams

  • Manage the trust onboarding process to deliver a seamless client and FA/PWA experience

Required Qualifications

  • Seasoned professional with extensive experience as a subject matter expert in trust and estate planning and fiduciary investment experience required

  • 7 to 10 years of experience in the financial industry with proven track record as a sales professional required

  • Bachelors’ degree required, Brokerage environment experience strongly preferred

  • Designations such as CTFA, CFP, JD, CFA preferred

  • Securities Licenses Series 7, 63/65 or 66 within 60 days of start date required

  • Professional presentation, communication, and meeting management skills required

  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills, including a positive attitude and the ability to work well as part of a team

  • Self-starter with ability to work under pressure with minimal hands on direction


1st shift (United States of America)

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Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 75% of the time


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