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12/10/15 10:00 am EST

Today, new data released by Bank of America Merrill Lynch reveals that more employees are enrolling in their workplace benefit plans and looking to their employers for more access to information, education and assistance in managing their finances. In the first six months of 2015, employee workplace engagement was on the rise with a 44 percent1 increase in the number of employees who enrolled for the first time in their employer’s 401(k) plan, more...

12/8/15 11:30 am EST

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research today released its outlook for the markets in 2016, forecasting a year of modest global and U.S. economic growth, the start of a slow, emerging markets recovery and single-digit stock returns led by high-quality cyclicals. However, with the world’s two largest economies – U.S. and China – set to diverge on monetary policy and a contrarian expectation of further weakness in China, next year’s market outlook is more...

12/8/15 9:45 am EST

For the fifth year running and since the recognition’s inception, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named Institutional Investor magazine’s “Top Global Research Firm of 2015.” This was achieved by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research winning 242 total team positions – more than any other firm – in the 12 Institutional Investor research team surveys published this year.

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11/17/15 2:00 pm EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch released its 2016 CFO Outlook today, reporting that CFOs rate the U.S. economy is at its highest level since the 2008 recession and predict continued growth for their companies and workforce in 2016.

In a survey of 500 financial executives from companies with annual revenues ranging from $25 million to $2 billion, a majority of CFOs report the outlook for the economy and their companies as increasingly more...

11/17/15 8:30 am EST

Investors have regained some appetite for risk with a strong consensus over a U.S. rate rise next month, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for November. With growth and inflation expectations notably higher after new U.S. payroll data, they have cut cash holdings and increased exposure to equities, real estate and alternative investments.

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11/12/15 9:00 am EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill) today unveiled new advanced features on its global trading and consulting platform, providing buy and sell-side clients with more efficient order handling and improved fill rates for options trading.

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11/10/15 9:30 am EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is proud to announce that Cyndi Hutchins, director of Financial Gerontology, has been named to the inaugural PBS Next Avenue’s Influencers in Aging list. To be considered for the list, individuals had to be engaged in improving the lives of older adults through their work or by example. more...

11/9/15 10:00 am EST

Two major hurdles to the broader adoption of impact investing are being cleared by structural changes in the capital markets and new guidance issued by the Department of Labor that makes it easier for retirement plans to offer environmental, social and governance (ESG) solutions to investors planning for retirement.

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11/2/15 9:00 am EST

The majority of New Jerseyans believe they will be spending less (69 percent), saving more (58 percent) and investing more (54 percent) in 2016, according to a new survey released today by Bank of America and Merrill Edge.

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11/2/15 9:00 am EST

The majority of Dallas-Fort Worth residents believe they will be saving more (62 percent), spending less (61 percent) and investing more (51 percent) in 2016, according to a new survey released today by Bank of America and Merrill Edge.

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11/2/15 9:00 am EST

The majority of South Floridians believe they will be saving more (78 percent), spending less (60 percent) and investing more (59 percent) in 2016, according to a new survey released today by Bank of America and Merrill Edge.

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11/2/15 9:00 am EST

The majority of Orange County residents believe they will be spending less (70 percent), saving more (64 percent) and investing more (48 percent) in 2016, according to a new survey released today by Bank of America and Merrill Edge.

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11/2/15 9:00 am EST

The majority of Chicago residents believe they will be spending less (67 percent), saving more (65 percent) and investing more (54 percent) in 2016, according to a new survey released today by Bank of America and Merrill Edge.

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11/2/15 9:00 am EST

The majority of San Francisco residents believe they will be spending less (69 percent), saving more (62 percent) and investing more (52 percent) in 2016, according to a new survey released today by Bank of America and Merrill Edge.

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11/2/15 9:00 am EST

The majority of Los Angeles residents believe they will be spending less (65 percent), saving more (58 percent) and investing more (44 percent) in 2016, according to a new survey released today by Bank of America and Merrill Edge.

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11/2/15 9:00 am EST

The majority of Phoenix residents believe they will be spending less (70 percent), saving more (69 percent) and investing more (54 percent) in 2016, according to a new survey released today by Bank of America and Merrill Edge.

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11/2/15 9:00 am EST

A majority (59 percent) of Americans set a 2015 goal to save for retirement, but so far this year, less than one-third (31 percent) achieved that goal, according to a new survey released today by Bank of America and Merrill Edge.

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10/22/15 12:15 pm EDT

A new Merrill Lynch study reveals a potential giving surge in the United States over the next two decades valued at an estimated $8 trillion, due to the aging baby boomer generation, increasing life expectancy and high rates of giving among retirees.

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10/20/15 9:00 am EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch was awarded best technology among large firms1 for Merrill Lynch One at the inaugural WealthManagement.com Industry Awards recently held in New York City.

“We’re pleased to be recognized for our innovation in simplifying and improving the client experience,” said Keith Glenfield, managing director and head of Managed Solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. “We remain focused on providing clients more...

10/13/15 10:00 am EDT

Families with wealth that lasts for generations tend to focus on personal values, not just financial assets, according to behavioral finance experts and family wealth dynamics leaders at Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group.

In a paper published today entitled “Creating Meaning from Money,” Merrill Lynch expands on the fundamental idea that building family wealth that lasts requires focus on four sources of capital1 more...

10/13/15 8:30 am EDT

Investors are expressing growing skepticism that the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) will raise rates this year amid fragility in the global economy and earnings, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for October.

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9/23/15 9:00 am EDT

CashPro® Invest, an online liquidity management and investment order entry tool, is now available for use by Bank of America Merrill Lynch clients in Europe.

CashPro Invest is fully integrated with CashPro Online, BofA Merrill’s corporate banking portal. CashPro Invest offers investment execution and extensive research and reporting capabilities for money market mutual funds, the primary investment product solution for daily more...

9/15/15 8:30 am EDT

Global investors’ confidence in the world’s economic outlook has fallen significantly due to concerns over China and emerging markets, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for September. Asset allocators have adopted a “risk-off” stance in response.

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9/1/15 4:27 pm EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch opened a new office in Rio de Janeiro’s Botafogo district on August 10.

The new office reflects the importance that BofA Merrill places on continuously investing in the quality of its service in the country and beyond. Rio de Janeiro is Brazil’s second economic capital and a concentration of various industries – the largest Brazilian companies in the mining and oil sectors for example, in addition to the major Brazilian pension funds.

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8/18/15 10:00 am EDT

While companies around the world are taking note of the growing emergence of mobile and digital payment applications, many treasury departments still grapple with the continued existence and enormous cost of paper payments. Clients at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Conference on Payments and Commercial Card continued to identify that fully converting their payments to electronic was their No. 1 priority in improving their working capital in more...