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  • 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...
  • 11/3/14 9:00 am EST

    New Index Covers Rapidly Growing Asset Class

    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. Development of the index has been driven by the growth of interest inmore...
  • 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 publicmore...
  • 10/27/14 9:00 am EDT

    Lingering Student Debt Hinders Millennials’ Retirement Savings

    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. Fewer than one in four (23 percent) feel “proud” of how they handled their money this year, and only half (50 percent) ofmore...
  • 10/23/14 10:00 am EDT

    Mobile Access, 401(k) Auto Features and Personalized Advice Make Financial Benefit Plans More Valuable and Easy to Use, Help Drive Positive Behaviors

    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 includemore...
  • 10/21/14 8:00 am EDT

    New Study Offers Insights Into the Giving Motivations, Priorities and Strategies of Wealthy Americans

    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, includingmore...
  • 10/14/14 8:30 am EDT

    Risk Appetite Declines in Response

    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. After a sharp fall of more than 20 percentage points from September, only a net 32 percent of respondents expect the global economy to strengthen over the next 12 months. This is the lowest readingmore...