Firm Takes Top Spot for Seventh Year
For the seventh time since the recognition began in 2011, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has been named Institutional Investor’s “Top Global Research Firm of the Year.” BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research won 234 total team positions – more than any other firm – in the eight Institutional Investor research team surveys published throughout 2019.
“Our analysts around the world produce consistently high-quality research across all asset classes with the goal of delivering integrated, unique insights to our clients,” said Candace Browning, head of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. “The feedback we receive from the Institutional Investor surveys is an important measure of the value our research provides to investors and a reflection of our team’s dedication and hard work.”
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The BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research franchise covers more than 3,000 stocks and 1,250 credits globally and ranks in the top tier in many external surveys. Most recently, the group was named No. 1 Global Research Firm of 2019 by Institutional Investor magazine; No. 1 in the 2019 Institutional Investor Global Fixed-Income Research survey and Emerging EMEA surveys; No. 2 in the 2019 Institutional Investor All-America survey; and No. 4 in the 2019 Institutional Investor All-Asia and All-Europe surveys. For more information about any awards cited, visit https://go.bofa.com/awards.
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