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2/25/15 2:00 pm EST

Sixty-five percent of retirees say they are living in the best homes of their lives, according to a new Merrill Lynch study conducted in partnership with Age Wave. With newfound freedom from work and family restrictions, fewer home-related financial concerns, and unprecedented longevity, retirees are more empowered to pursue a home that fits their desired lifestyle and changing priorities.

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2/18/15 1:00 pm EST

Bank of America today announced the results of a first-of-its-kind study exploring opportunities to use pay-for-success (PFS) programs and other innovative forms of social financing and impact investing to expand social service programs for U.S. military veterans.

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2/17/15 8:30 am EST

Global investors are significantly more positive on the outlook for Europe after the European Central Bank’s announcement of quantitative easing to reflate the region’s economy, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for February.

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2/5/15 10:47 am EST

Merrill Lynch today announced a series of enhancements to Merrill Lynch Clear®, a pioneering approach that offers a more comprehensive way of helping people navigate to and throughout retirement. Introduced in May 2014, Merrill Lynch Clear modernizes the process of preparing for retirement through an exploration of seven distinct life priorities – including health, home, family, finance, giving, work and leisure – to help achieve desired more...

2/5/15 10:30 am EST

Merrill Lynch and the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology today announced a ground-breaking training program designed to help Merrill Lynch financial advisors and retirement specialists better understand and address the evolving needs of the nation’s aging population and their families.

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2/5/15 10:30 am EST

Merrill Lynch today announced an exclusive relationship with luxury travel network Virtuoso® to provide clients with access to the world’s leading travel advisors. The relationship is part of Merrill Lynch Clear®, a pioneering approach to helping people navigate to and throughout retirement across seven life priorities – one of which is leisure – in order to achieve their desired outcomes. more...

1/20/15 8:30 am EST

Global investors have put some of their cash to work in spite of a more downbeat assessment of global growth and corporate profits, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for January.

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12/22/14 10:00 am EST

DBank of America Merrill Lynch today announced the 2015 composition and weights for the Merrill Lynch Commodity index eXtraSM (MLCX). The MLCX is designed to provide a liquid, consistent, representative and cost-efficient benchmark for commodity market performance and for investment in commodities as an asset class. The MLCX contains the following six market sectors: Energy, Base Metals, Precious Metals, Grains & Oil Seeds, Livestock, and more...

12/17/14 8:30 am EST

For the fourth straight year and since the recognition’s inception, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named Institutional Investor magazine’s “Top Global Research Firm.” BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research won 260 total team positions – more than any other firm and three more than last year – in the 12 Institutional Investor research team surveys published this year.

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12/16/14 8:30 am EST

Global investors are keeping faith with equities while raising cash as markets enter the volatile year-end period, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for December.

Asset allocators have hiked their cash holdings to an average 5 percent. Moreover, a net 28 percent are now overweight relative to their benchmarks. This is the survey’s highest reading on this measure since June 2012.

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12/9/14 11:30 am EST

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research today released its outlook for the markets in 2015, forecasting that the bull market in global equities will continue next year but returns will slow to single-digit rates. Strong fundamentals and healthy growth in the U.S. economy support a case for investor optimism and opportunism; however, in the lower-return, higher-volatility environment projected ahead, selective allocation and defensive portfolio moves more...

12/8/14 4:00 pm EST

CFOs believe the U.S. economy is at its highest level since the 2008 recession and anticipate growth in their sales, workforce and companies in 2015, according to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 CFO Outlook survey results released today.

In the survey of 603 financial executives with annual revenues ranging from $25 million to $2 billion, a majority of CFOs report the outlook for their companies as increasingly positive. more...

11/25/14 8:00 am EST

Bank of America’s Global Wealth and Investment Management (GWIM) division today announced that it has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) on behalf of its discretionary asset management businesses. The unit (GWIM) is comprised primarily of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and U.S. Trust.

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11/18/14 8:30 am EST

Global investors have a restored appetite for risk amid greater optimism over the outlook for profits and the economy, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for November.

A net 47 percent of the global panel expects the economy to strengthen in the year ahead, a rise from a net 33 percent in October. Investors have expressed similar positivity over profits – a net 42 percent say that global corporate profits will more...

11/12/14 10:00 am EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Head of Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions Andy Sieg will receive the Chairman’s Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) this evening at a ceremony in New York City. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the field of aging research.

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11/4/14 8:30 am EST

Global Transaction Services at Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced the launch of a continuum of solutions to address the various challenges companies face when managing large volumes of cash and check receivables. The two new products, Safe Connect PlusTM and CASH360 LiteTM, complement the existing receivables solutions – Safe Connect TM and CASH360 TM – to provide a suite of cash and paper handling options that address more...

11/3/14 9:00 am EST

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research announced the October 30 launch of the BofA Merrill Lynch Green Bond Index (ticker GREN). The index is designed to track the performance of debt issued by quasi-governments and corporations where the proceeds of the issue are to be used solely for projects and activities that promote climate or other environmental sustainability purposes.

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11/3/14 8:30 am EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a leader in card services for middle-market, large corporate and public sector clients, today announced that it has enhanced its global card capabilities with new products, services and geographies. The expanded capabilities are the latest developments of a multi-year investment strategy, and reflect the continuing importance of card products to creating optimal working capital solutions for corporations and public more...

10/27/14 9:00 am EDT

Feelings of guilt over not investing enough this year outpace common year-end regrets such as poor eating and drinking choices, not sharing enough time with loved ones or spending too much money on oneself. These are among the insights revealed by Bank of America’s latest Merrill Edge® Report released today. more...

10/23/14 10:00 am EDT

Saving for retirement and health care expenses was a priority for employees of all ages during the first half of 2014, according to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch 401(k) Wellness Scorecard. This semiannual report reveals trends in the behaviors of financial benefit plan participants, along with employers’ adoption of 401(k) design features in plans serviced by Bank of America Merrill Lynch.1 Key insights from the new report include more...

10/21/14 8:00 am EDT

Among wealthy households, the average amount given to charity last year increased 28 percent, according to the 2014 U.S. Trust® Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy. Through an ongoing partnership with the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the fifth in this series of biennial studies reveals a strong commitment to charitable causes among high net worth households. This positive trend is seen in several findings, including more...

10/14/14 8:30 am EDT

Concerns over the imminent end of quantitative easing in the U.S. have left investors much less confident in the outlook for the global economy and corporate profitability, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for October.

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10/7/14 10:00 am EDT

Bank of America today announced enhancements to its Charitable Gift Fund designed to help donors increase the efficiency and strategic impact of their charitable giving. One of the industry’s largest and fastest-growing donor-advised funds, the Fund’s innovative online portal now offers a more intuitive user experience that enables donors to easily research charities, track philanthropic activity and align gifting with personal goals and more...

9/30/14 11:00 am EDT

Bank of America executives will share insights on the latest social impact investing trends this fall through participation in several industry conferences. The events share a common goal of increasing awareness of the growing demand for and industry focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing through an exchange of ideas, innovative approaches and best practices. Leaders from the company’s Global Wealth and Investment more...

9/16/14 8:30 am EDT

Sentiment towards Europe has picked up in the wake of recent monetary policy easing by the ECB, while investors are increasingly sure of a rate hike by the Fed in spring 2015, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for September.

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