Merrill Lynch

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Merrill Lynch is one of the world's leading financial management and advisory companies, providing financial advice and investment banking services.

Notable current and former employees


Politics and public service

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  • Christian Blanc, Deputy for Yvelines in the French National Assembly since 2002, was was Vice President of Merrill Lynch and President of Merrill Lynch France.[1]
  • John Crompton, CEO of UK Financial Investments Ltd, was Head of EMEA Equity Capital Markets at Merrill Lynch from 2007 to 2008.[2]
  • Harold E. Ford, Jr., vice chairman and senior policy advisor at Merrill Lynch, is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ninth District of Tennessee.[3]
  • Peter Gibbs, non-executive Director at UK Financial Investment Ltd was Chief Investment Officer for Merrill Lynch Investment Management outside the U.S. between 2003-2005.[4]
  • John Key, MP Helensville New Zealand since 2002 and Leader of the Opposition since 2006, worked at Merrill Lynch from 1995 to 2001.[5]
  • Joseph W. Prueher, who was appointed a director in 2001, was U.S. Ambassador to China from 1999 to 2001.[6]
  • Sir Martin Sorrell, a member of the International Advisory Council, was an Ambassador for British Business for the U.K. Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1997.[7]
  • U.K. Hereditary Peer, Anthony St John, Lord St John of Bletso, has been a financial consultant to Merrill Lynch London since 1989.[8]
  • U.K. Life Peer Adair Turner, Lord Turner of Ecchinswell, the Chairman of the Financial Services Authority, was Vice-chair Merrill Lynch Europe from 2000 to 2006.[9]


Merrill family



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  2. UKFI, "John Crompton joins UKFI," Press Release 27 November 2008, accessed 03 April 2010.
  3. Keoun, Bradley, "Merrill Hires Former U.S. Congressman Ford as Adviser (Update1)," Bloomberg, 14 February 2007, accessed 01 February 2011.
  4. UKFI, The UKFI Board > Peter Gibbs, accessed 01 February 2011.
  5. National, Rt Hon John Key - Leader - Biography, accessed 01 February 2011.
  6. Merrill Lynch, Board of Directors, accessed 01 February 2011.
  7. Who's Who 2009, SORRELL, Sir Martin (Stuart), online edition, Oxford University Press, accessed 24 March 2009.
  8. Who's Who 2009, ST JOHN OF BLETSO, online edition, Oxford University Press, accessed 24 March 2009.
  9. FSA, Adair, Lord Turner > Chairman, the FSA, accessed 01 February 2011.