Taking care of your family and other people in your life
- Trust & Estate Planning Services4
- Education Funding1
Derek R. Johnson is a Managing Director, Senior Financial Advisor in the San Jose California Merrill Lynch Wealth Management office. Derek adheres to a disciplined process that delivers a consistent yet customized wealth management experience. Before any financial decisions are made, he considers your whole life, taking the time to fully understand who you are and what matters most to you as an individual and as a business professional. With this intimate knowledge about what you value most, Derek is able to help you establish objectives, develop an appropriate strategy and recommend solutions based upon client's risk tolerance, time horizon, liquidity needs, overall investment goals and the costs associated with the recommendation. Derek then draws upon the breadth and depth of Total Merrill to connect all the pieces of your financial life.
Derek can conduct regular reviews with you to help you track your progress toward reaching your goals and keep your strategies consistent with any changes that may take place in your life and/or business. Derek has been a Financial Advisor for 23 years, joining Merrill in 1996. He is a graduate of San Jose State University with a degree in Finance. Derek has also earned the designation of Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®). Derek enjoys spending time with friends and family.
I follow the deep-seated Merrill tradition of participating in the communities we serve. This drives my interest in spending time volunteering with organizations in our community.
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We offer you access to the investing insights of Merrill, trust and fiduciary services from Bank of America Private Bank, and the banking convenience of Bank of America to help you pursue your goals. We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.
1 Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2 Banking, mortgage and home equity products offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3 Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
4 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America Private Bank.
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Helping you reach your goals starts with getting to know you personally. Through understanding what matters most to you, together I can help you create a financial approach that reflects your personality. Only then can I offer an approach that is built around your life priorities and the advice you need to help you address fluctuations in the market and changes in your life. Let’s work together to help you achieve your goals.
As Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisors, we will sort through the financial complexities of your life, helping you build a customized investment approach to address your needs and pursue your goals.
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We get to know you and your family, your financial situation and what matters most to you.
Drawing from our experience and the best thinking of Merrill, together we will design an approach that reflects your unique needs, priorities and financial situation.
We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.