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  • 4/17/14 9:00 am EDT
    Merrill Lynch was awarded “Advisory Solutions Sponsor Product of the Year” by the Money Management Institute (MMI) for its investment advisory platform, Merrill Lynch One. The award category recognizes the introduction of the year’s most innovative solution and its contribution to the growth of the wealth management industry.Established in 1997, MMI is a national association and leading voice for global financial services organizations that provide advice and professionally-managedmore...
  • 4/15/14 8:30 am EDT

    Emerging Markets Pessimism Unwinding

    Investor confidence in global economic growth remains high even as expectations of higher short-term rates increase, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for April. The survey, taken between April 4 and April 10, 2014 showed that the number of investors believing the global economy will grow over the next 12 months was steady at a bullish net 62 percent, unchanged from March and higher than the 56 percent in Februarymore...
  • 4/2/14 9:00 am EDT

    Auto Features, Personalized Advice and Mobile Access Make Plans More Valuable and Easy to Use, Help Drive Positive Behaviors

    According to the latest Bank of America Merrill Lynch 401(k) Wellness Scorecard, throughout 2013 employees demonstrated positive savings behaviors in their 401(k) plan1. The report reveals year-over-year trends in plan participant behaviors, along with employers’ adoption of 401(k) design features in plans serviced by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Key insights from the report include: Among employees who took action in theirmore...
  • 3/25/14 9:05 am EDT

    Honors From Barron’s, StockBrokers.com, Corporate Insight, Investor’s Business Daily and the Customer Service Institute of America Highlight the Strength of Merrill Edge’s Offering

    Merrill Edge announced today that it has been honored in five separate industry reviews, including recognition as a customer service leader, a provider of excellent content for investors and one of the top online brokers by Barron’s. The strength and popularity of the Merrill Edge platform among clients is reflected in its 10 percent year-over-year growth in total Merrill Edge accounts in 2013.“We welcome these recent awards as confirmation of our strategy to combine access to the investmentmore...
  • 3/20/14 5:00 am EDT
    Merrill Lynch Wealth Management is teaming up with France’s EDHEC Business School to develop new research on risk allocation and goals based investing, the organizations announced today.The initiative involves the pursuit of fundamental research on risk allocation and goals-based wealth management through a collaboration between Merrill Lynch’s Investment Management and Guidance group and the EDHEC-Risk Institute.The aim of the research project is to deliver a mathematically rigorous approachmore...
  • 3/18/14 8:30 am EDT

    Hedge Funds Scale Back Leverage and Equity Allocations

    Global investors are moving toward a ”risk-off” stance, taking on greater protection as the prospect of geopolitical instability grows, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for March. Responding at a point of growing tension in Ukraine, 81 percent of investors said they see geopolitical risk posing a threat to financial markets stability – more than four times the reading one month ago. Twenty-seven percent ofmore...
  • 2/26/14 9:00 am EST

    Face Retirement App From Merrill Edge® Helps Users Face Aging and Gives a Glimpse of the Future With Tools to Take Control of Their Retirement

    In an ongoing effort to motivate Americans to face the realities of costs related to retirement, today Merrill Edge® introduced the new Face Retirement mobile app. This new app builds on the success of the web-based Face Retirement tool originally launched in 2012 and recently upgraded. Almost 1 million individuals have used the tool, with 60 percent of them choosing to learn more about retirement and beginning to plan for themore...
  • 2/18/14 9:30 am EST

    Investors Increase Cash Positions and Scale Back GEM Equity Exposure

    Growing fears of a hard landing for China’s economy have further marginalized emerging market equities. But investors have sent a clear signal that sentiment toward developed world equities remains strong, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for February. A growing proportion of investors – 46 percent in February – say that a China hard landing and commodity collapse represents the biggest tail risk to the globalmore...
  • 2/13/14 9:10 am EST

    Balance of Payments Declaration Module Improves Efficiency and Reduces Operational Risk; Launch Is Consistent With Ongoing Solution Investment in China Market

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Transaction Services (GTS) today announced a major enhancement to its suite of end-to-end China treasury management solutions. The proprietary China Online Balance of Payments (BOP) Declaration Module is the latest market-specific solution developed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch to allow its China treasury management client base to better navigate the ongoing liberalization of the country’s regulatory landscape.The launch of the China Online BOPmore...
  • 1/21/14 9:30 am EST

    Rising Overvaluations No Bar to Overweighting Equities

    Investors start 2014 more optimistic about global growth prospects, especially for the U.S. but increasingly for Europe as well, according to the BofA Merrill Lynch Fund Manager Survey for January. The proportion of investors who believe the global economy will strengthen this year has risen to a net 75 percent from a net 71 percent in December, continuing a trend of rising optimism that started in late 2012. Thismore...