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6/8/16 3:27 pm EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced the launch of a new electronic platform, Instinct® Loans, for the secondary trading of syndicated corporate loans. The platform, which is part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to providing liquidity to clients, strives to simplify and enhance the market by combining innovative technology with market-leading sales and trading professionals.

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6/2/16 9:00 am EDT

Merrill Edge has been recognized in five recent industry reviews, highlighting its excellence in customer service and educational resources, in addition to being named as one of the top online brokers by Barron’s.

“We’re honored to be recognized by these prestigious organizations, and we are proud of our growth in these rankings year-over-year,” said Aron Levine, head of Merrill Edge at Bank of America. “These annual awards are a great indicator of our ability to provide our clients with the more...

5/12/16 9:00 am EDT

A new Merrill Lynch study finds that as the baby boomer generation retires en masse to enjoy newfound freedom of time and activities, an estimated 2.5 trillion hours1 of leisure time will be created among the 65+ population over the next two decades. For the first time in the U.S., more people are in the “time affluent” stage (age 65+) of their life than the “time constrained” stage (ages 35–44). This “leisure boom” will have an unprecedented more...

4/18/16 9:00 am EDT

Millennials’ perspective on their later years and how to get there hints at a possible redefining of retirement, according to the latest Merrill Edge® Report. Nearly half (41 percent) of the generation surveyed expects to retire when they hit a certain financial milestone or savings goal, whereas their older counterparts are focused on leaving the workforce when they hit a certain age or can no longer work due to health concerns. more...

4/15/16 9:00 am EDT

Three-quarters of wealthy families fail to discuss money and inheritance in ways that avoid misunderstandings and unintended consequences, according to the findings of a nationwide survey published today by Merrill Lynch’s Private Banking and Investment Group.

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4/13/16 9:00 am EDT

A study released today shows that compared to 2013, American workers’ stress about their finances has increased, while confidence in their financial futures has decreased. The latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch Workplace Benefits Report points to employers’ continued adoption of programs that promote financial wellness as a potential key to turning these negative trends around. Eighty-three percent of employees today cite workplace more...

1/20/16 8:30 am EST

With increasing concern over China’s growth, investors are significantly less confident in the global economic outlook, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for January. Allocations to equities have fallen sharply, while cash holdings have risen.

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1/6/16 9:00 am EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Transaction Services (GTS) has today announced the launch of automated U.S. dollar cross-border cash pooling services for corporations operating in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. ZF TRW, a division of ZF Friedrichshafen, manufacturers of automobile safety systems, has implemented the working capital solution and is serving as the pilot client for this innovative service.

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12/15/15 8:30 am EST

A majority (58 percent) of global investors expect the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) to raise rates three times or more in the coming 12 months, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for December.

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12/11/15 10:00 am EST

Following an annual review in accordance with its rules, the target constituent weights for the BofA Merrill Lynch Commodity Index eXtra (MLCX) will rebalance to the values shown in Table 1 below on December 31, 2015. Similar changes will propagate across the MLCX sub-indices.

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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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