Bank of America is planning to hire over 160 Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisors (FSAs) across Southern California and Arizona by the end of first quarter 2012.
The hires, which include in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County and Phoenix, will bring the total number of FSAs in banking centers to more than 250 in that region.
Bank of America said the hires are part of its overall commitment to enhance the solutions and guidance it offers to preferred customers – those with investable assets of $50,000 to $250,000.
FSAs will provide the financial solutions and guidance customers need to help them manage their banking and investment needs and stay in better control of their finances.
In Southern California, Bank of America named new Merrill Edge regional managers to further assist Preferred customers with their financial needs.
The group includes Gioia McCarthy in North Orange County; Will Smayda in Los Angeles; Nick Givogri in South Orange County; and Debra West in San Diego.
Additional regional managers are planned in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Inland Empire area in California.