Erik Bjerke

Managing Director, Wealth Management Advisor

3455 Peachtree Road N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30326
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Whatever your personal goals may be, I will work together with you, one-on-one, to develop a personalized financial strategy designed to help you pursue your long-term goals.

Erik Bjerke is a senior partner in Merrill’s Global Corporate & Institutional Advisory Services (GCIAS). With more than 175 financial services professionals, GCIAS is Merrill’s largest wealth management and corporate services team. Erik joined the firm more than 25 years ago and as of March 31st, 2024, oversees assets and liabilities of more than $100 billion for 100 public companies (including some of the world’s most recognizable brand names) and their executives, directors, employees, and retirees. He is committed to delivering high-touch, personalized service virtually 24-7 to meet the needs of individual and institutional clients based throughout the United States and other parts of the world.

As lead of the GCIAS High Net Worth group, Erik focuses on integrated, multi-variable strategies. He utilizes the sophisticated resources of Merrill and Bank of America for dynamic decision making in an environment of volatile and rapidly changing financial markets. 

Erik is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. He also holds the Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) designation.  Erik earned a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. Erik fills his home with the love of his wife, Tori, and their four children: Jordan, Piper, Ashton, and Logan. Erik is actively involved in the community and has helped found two start up operating charities.

Barron's "Top 100 Financial Advisors", 2022-2024
(Published annually Mar – April. Rankings based on data as of December 31 of prior year.)
Barron's "Top 100 Institutional Consulting Teams", 2022-2023
(Published annually in April. Rankings based on data as of December 31 of prior year.)
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Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and the CFP® (with plaque design) in the United States, which it authorizes use of by individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Erik M Bjerke is registered to do business in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VI, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY.
Investments & Wealth Institute™ (The Institute) is the owner of the certification marks CIMA® and Certified Investment Management Analyst®. Use of CIMA®, and/or Certified Investment Management Analyst® signifies that the user has successfully completed the Institute’s initial and ongoing credentialing requirements for investment management professionals.