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Merrill is proud of our advisors who’ve received recognition from industry publications. We believe they are setting the standard for exemplary client service.
Barron’s America’s Top 1,000 Financial Advisors:State-by-State 2013
Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in 2014, 2015, and 2016
Kirk Taniguchi grew up in Hawaii and offers access to the investment resources of Merrill Lynch and banking convenience of Bank of America to help clients address the various aspects of their financial lives.
He has been in the financial services industry since 1995 when he started working for Merrill Lynch at their New York City global headquarters after graduating from business school. He joined the Merrill Lynch office in Honolulu in 2001.
Kirk holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Occidental College and a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Columbia University.
In 2013, Kirk was named one of "America's Top 1,000 Financial Advisors" by Barron's. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Kirk was named one of "America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors" by Barron's. He earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA) designation in 2004.
*Source: Barron's "America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors: State-by-State" list, March 7, 2016. For more information about the selection criteria, go to Barron's Top Financial Advisors page. Barron's is a trademark of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. Years prior to 2014, this list consisted of 1,000 Advisors. The ranking or ratings shown here may not be representative of all client experiences because they reflect an average or sampling of the client experiences. These rankings or ratings are not indicative of any future performance or investment outcome.
Barron's "Top 1,000 Advisors State by State" in 2013
Barron's 2016 America's Top 1,200 Financial Advisors
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1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated.
2Banking products are offered by Bank of America, N.A.
3Insurance and annuity products offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc.
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We will work to help you stay on track, regardless of what the markets are doing.