Darren Banh
Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
NMLS #808857
8075 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
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Accessible, knowledgeable and experienced, I am committed to building and maintaining a strong relationship with you. I am passionate about what I do and I bring that passion to helping you and your family make what may be the most important financial decisions of your lives.

Darren Banh joins Merrill Lynch Wealth Management since 2007 as a Financial Advisor and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certificant, a designation awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. Darren also holds the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor designation. Darren offers clients personalized recommendations on retirement planning services, wealth preservation, and wealth management.

Darren graduated from George Mason University where he majored in Economics and Business Management. Darren was also a Division One collegiate athlete in Cross Country and Track & Field. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and playing chess, golf, tennis, and swimming. Darren currently resides in Alexandria, VA with his wife and two children. 

Darren can offer goals-based wealth-management strategies tailored to your goals, risk tolerance, liquidity needs, and time horizon. He can review your progress together with you and make adjustments as desired.

No matter where you are on the road to retirement, Darren can help you pursue your goals. If you have just started, he can work with you to develop a long-term wealth management strategy. If you are already investing, he can review your progress and refine your strategy. If you are near retirement, he can assess your current investment status and future goals. If you are already retired, he can focus on different strategies that would help maintain the lifestyle you desire.

About Me

My mission, first and foremost, is to understand you and what matters most to you. Armed with that information I can ask thoughtful questions -- listening carefully, then understanding in detail where your wealth stands today and where you'd like it to be tomorrow. I help you design and implement a personalized plan intended to help you and your family pursue financial goals while helping manage investment risk. My approach is to focus on potential solutions that can help turn goals into reality.

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Retirement Specialist
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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.
Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor™, CRPC™, and the CRPC™ logo are certification marks or registered certification marks of The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corp. in the United States.
Darren Banh is registered to do business in AL, CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, MA, MD, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OR, PA, PR, SC, TX, VA.