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Michael has been in the securities business since 1981. He currently holds the position of Managing Director and Global Institutional Consultant at Merrill Lynch. He has earned this position because of his outstanding service to his clients as well as his extensive knowledge of the financial markets.
In 2011, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Michael was recognized among the Barron’s Top 1,200 national advisors list and Top 100 Financial Advisors in New York State. In 2015 and 2016 Michael Chrys was included in Barron's National ranking of Top 30 Institutional Consultants. His main focus and proficiency has been consulting to institutional accounts, primarily Taft Hartley pension, welfare, and annuity funds. Utilizing his extensive training and ERISA experience, with the help of our Consulting Services Group, Mike is able to provide investment policy statement services, as well as successfully find the country’s top money managers and monitor these managers and accounts on a regular basis. Mr. Chrys also services the financial needs of several foundations, corporations and high net worth individuals.
Michael earned the designation of Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) in 2000, awarded by the Investments & Wealth Institute™, in conjunction with the prestigious Wharton Business School at University of Pennsylvania. Only investment management consultants who have broad financial knowledge are eligible for this program. Ongoing educational classes and industry conferences are attended annually by Mr. Chrys.
Michael holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University. FINRA registrations held include Series 7, 63, 66, 3, 9 and 10 as well as the NYS Life & Health Insurance License. Mr. Chrys also maintains an Instrument Multi-Engine Private Pilots’ License.
Our team is comprised of talented and experienced advisors committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service. If you would like to learn more about The Chrys Group please visit our team website here.
*Global Institutional Consulting (“GIC”) is part of the Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions business of BofA Corp. Institutional Investments & Philanthropic Solutions (Philanthropic Solutions) is part of U.S. Trust, Bank of America Corporation (“U.S. Trust”). U.S. Trust operates through Bank of America, N.A., member FDIC, and other subsidiaries of BofA Corp. For both GIC and Philanthropic Solutions, banking and fiduciary activities are performed by wholly owned banking affiliates of BofA Corp, including Bank of America, N.A. Both brokerage and investment advisory services are provided by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S”), a registered broker-dealer, Member Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), and registered investment adviser; the nature and degree of advice and assistance provided, the fees charged, and clients’ rights and MLPF&S’s obligations will differ depending upon the products and services actually provided. Global Institutional Consultants mentioned herein are registered representatives with MLPF&S and may assist you with investment products and services.
Our advisors and client associates are actively involved in the communities they serve. They devote significant time, energy and resources to help create positive change in the areas in which they live and work. Our team is enthusiastically involved with assisting charitable organizations such as Adopt-A-Family, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts of America, Capital Repertory Theatre, Children’s Museum of Saratoga, Ducks Unlimited, Girl Scouts of NENY, Head Start Program, Junior Achievement, Project Equinox and Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
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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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