Nicole Christians, a financial advisor for the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management branch office in Farmington Hills, was recently named on Wall Street’s 2020 40 Under 40 Top Advisors list. Christians was previously recognized on the 2018 and 2019 lists. She ranked fourth this year.
Christians joined Merrill Lynch in 2002. She is a senior portfolio manager who works with high net worth clients to create estate, wealth, and tax planning strategies. She also incorporates individual stocks and bonds, Merrill Lynch model portfolios, and third-party investment strategies.
Christians is a founding member of Merrill Lynch’s Advisor Growth Network, a group of 25 financial advisors from across the country who consult with the firm’s senior management on practice optimization. She currently sits on the network’s client experience and social media expansion committees.
Holding a certified financial planner certification and the charted retirement planning counselor professional designation, Christians previously graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with degrees in history and philosophy.
She is a participant of the Barron’s Top Women Advisors Summit since 2016, a founding member of 100 Businesses Who Care, and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Nicole was named to Forbes’ Best-in-State Wealth Advisors list for the past three years and was named to Forbes’ America’s Top Women Wealth Advisors list last year.