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  • 1/20/15 8:30 am EST

    U.S. Equities and Real Estate in Favor; Too Soon to Back Oil

    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. Investors have regained a muted risk appetite, turning to U.S. equities, bonds and real estate. The proportion of respondents overweight cash has tumbled to a net 17 percent from a net 28 percent last month. Average cash positions havemore...
  • 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, andmore...
  • 12/17/14 8:30 am EST

    Firm Tops List for Fourth Straight Year

    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. “This recognition is a reflection of the dedication and caliber of ourmore...
  • 12/16/14 8:30 am EST

    Improved Growth Outlook Supports Keeping Faith With Equities

    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. Despite thismore...
  • 12/9/14 11:30 am EST

    Bullish on Stocks, Dollar, Volatility and Real Estate Opportunities to Be Found in Commodities and Emerging Markets

    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 movesmore...
  • 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

    Response to Growing Client Demand for Social Impact Investments

    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. The PRI initiative is recognized as the leading global network for investors and financial industrymore...
  • 11/18/14 8:30 am EST

    Nine-year High in Global Sentiment Towards Japanese Equities

    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 willmore...
  • 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. “Andy has shown exemplary vision and leadership when it comes to better understanding themore...
  • 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 addressmore...