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12/12/13 10:00 am EST

For the third straight year, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named Institutional Investor magazine’s “Top Global Research Firm of 2013.” This was achieved by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research winning 257 total team positions – more than any other firm and 21 more than last year – in the 12 Institutional Investor research team surveys published this year.

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12/12/13 9:00 am EST

Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced findings from its latest Workplace Benefits Report. Based on a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 companies of all sizes, the study examines the evolving role of employers and HR professionals when offering financial benefit plans to employees, and in helping the American workforce achieve financial wellness. more...

12/10/13 11:30 am EST

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research today released its outlook for the markets in 2014, calling for strong U.S.-led economic growth, higher yields and solid U.S. stock gains that are lower than in 2013 but higher than consensus. Meanwhile, a rising U.S. dollar and rising rates, as well as rising rate volatility, will have consequences for markets around the world as credit cycles diverge.

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12/9/13 9:00 am EST

Myths about the innate differences between men and women when it comes to investing behavior and performance are debunked in a new research report published today by the Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Institute. A study of 11,500 investors found that while men and women differ in their approach to investment decision-making, gender is less a determinant of investing success than other social, demographic and circumstantial factors.

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11/18/13 9:00 am EST

During the last five years, three out of five (62 percent) Americans age 50 and older have provided financial assistance to members of their family, including adult children, parents, grandchildren, siblings or other relatives, according to a new Merrill Lynch study. This is a reminder of the generosity that runs through our culture, and of the importance people place on helping family, especially during challenging times.

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11/12/13 9:30 am EST

Investors have regained confidence in the global economic outlook following resolution of the U.S. debt crisis, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for November. With political paralysis in Washington overcome, a net 67 percent of respondents now expect the world’s economy to strengthen over the next 12 months – up a notable 13 percentage points from October.

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10/30/13 11:15 am EDT

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research (NYSE: BAC) today announced the launch of four emerging markets local currency bond indices, the first of their kind, designed to track the performance of local currency non-sovereign emerging markets fixed rate debt. Development of these new indices has been driven by the growth of interest in this market segment following the rapid increase in local currency sovereign and external corporate debt markets. more...

10/29/13 9:00 am EDT

Last week in Miami, Bank of America Merrill Lynch hosted its annual conference on trends and developments in commercial cards and payment solutions. The agenda of this year’s conference, entitled “Connect with what’s next,” highlighted the increasingly important role of electronic payments to assist companies with their working capital management.

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10/28/13 9:00 am EDT

Retirement investing has moved back to the top of the financial to-do list for mass affluent Americans, according to Bank of America’s latest Merrill Edge® Report released today. As this group of investors increasingly finds its financial equilibrium, paying off debt slides to second place. While preparing for retirement is a priority for both men and women, on average, men anticipate saving $232,000 more than women do even though both plan to more...

10/17/13 8:30 am EDT

Investor optimism over the global economic recovery and corporate profits has been dented as the tail risk associated with the U.S. economy has escalated, though sentiment towards Europe has improved, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for October.

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10/10/13 9:00 am EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Head of Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions David Tyrie will participate in a panel discussion at the Bloomberg Longevity Economy Conference today in New York. The conference features retirement industry and longevity experts, along with forward-thinking corporate leaders, who will discuss the opportunities, challenges and economic impact of longer life expectancies.

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10/9/13 9:00 am EDT

Professional advisors almost universally agree that philanthropy plays an important role in their high net worth (HNW) clients’ wealth experience, and that engaging clients about their philanthropic ambitions is good for their own business. However, a recent U.S. Trust study reveals several disconnects between HNW individuals and advisors centering on the initiation and substance of philanthropic conversations.

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10/1/13 10:30 am EDT

Bank of America announced today that it has completed the merger of its Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. subsidiary into Bank of America Corp. Bank of America previously stated that it was considering merging Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. directly into Bank of America Corp. as early as the fourth quarter of 2013. The merger has no effect on the Merrill Lynch name and brand, and will have no impact on customers or clients.

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9/17/13 8:30 am EDT

Investor bullishness towards European equities has reached pre-crisis highs as markets digest the emerging market sell-off, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for September.

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8/13/13 8:30 am EDT

Global investors have become significantly more confident in the outlook for growth, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for August. A net 72 percent of respondents now expect the world’s economy to pick up over the next 12 months – the survey’s strongest reading on this measure in nearly four years and a striking rise from July’s net 52 percent.

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7/18/13 9:00 am EDT

As announced earlier this week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has established an equity interest in REDI Holdings LLC (REDI), the technology provider of REDIPlus® Execution Management System (EMS). As part of the agreement, InstaQuote®, BofA Merrill’s own multi-asset class EMS will be transferred to REDI.

During the transition, existing InstaQuote clients will be migrated in an orderly fashion. All BofA Merrill algorithms and routes more...

7/16/13 9:05 am EDT

Global investors remain confident in the outlook for economic growth despite their sharply decreased growth expectations for China, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for July. A net 52 percent of respondents now expect the global economy to strengthen over the next year, close to last month’s reading and up four percentage points from May’s.

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7/15/13 10:00 am EDT

As part of its Awards for Excellence 2013, Euromoney magazine has named Bank of America Merrill Lynch Best Global Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME) Finance House. This year marks the first time the publication has introduced the SME award category. The awards are determined by Euromoney’s editorial staff.

In addition to Best SME Finance House, Bank of America Merrill Lynch received the following five awards from Euromoney: more...

6/26/13 9:00 am EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced findings from its 2013 Workplace Benefits Report, a study of the increasingly significant role financial benefit plans play in helping the American workforce achieve financial wellness. Based on a nationwide survey of more than 1,000 employees from companies of all sizes, this research offers new insights into the availability, utilization and evolution of these workplace benefits – from 401(k) plans more...

6/18/13 8:30 am EDT

Investors are returning to Europe as they retreat from emerging market and Japanese equities, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for June.

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6/5/13 9:24 am EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Transaction Services (GTS) and SunGard today announced the key findings of their inaugural Asia Pacific Treasury Barometer survey.

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6/4/13 9:30 am EDT

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s strong performance in global trade and supply chain finance has been recognized throughout the industry, highlighted recently by a number of key awards. Reflecting the opinions of prestigious financial trade publications and their readers, these industry awards underscore Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s market-leading offering in supporting its clients around the globe.

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5/29/13 10:30 am EDT

A resurgence of American innovation, a slow yet steady shift into equities and away from bonds, and rising levels of wealth in emerging markets are reshaping the United States, world economies and financial markets, according to “A Transforming World,” a report and webcast from top thought-leaders in BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and U.S. Trust. Among the developments that are altering how, when and where more...

5/14/13 8:30 am EDT

Investors are positioning themselves for slower growth in China and prolonged low inflation – sending commodities allocations to a four-year low, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for May.

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5/13/13 9:00 am EDT

As Americans continue to regain confidence following the economic downturn, Bank of America’s latest Merrill Edge Report is showing that mass affluent investors are buckling down, making retirement a greater priority and cutting debt in favor of long-term investments.

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