Mr. Larkin directs the distribution of all institutional alternative investments to Merrill’s U.S. Private Client Group’s ultra high net worth individuals and middle market institutions. His group provides direct institutional level access to private transactions typically offered through their investment banking area. Previously, he was co-manager of the Special Investments Group, offering private equity, hedge funds, real estate and exchange fund opportunities to qualified clients. Mr. Larkin retired as a Navy pilot attaining the rank of Commander. Twice decorated, he served in various locations throughout the world. Mr. Larkin holds a Masters of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.