Insights, Ideas and Extensive Services
With exceptional capabilities, client relationships and global scale, we can address financial services needs holistically. Bank of America Merrill Lynch provides institutional investors with insights and ideas, along with access to our trading desks and award-winning research. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research was ranked number one by Institutional Investor in 2011.*
Global Banking and Markets
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Global Banking and Markets franchise is a global powerhouse, providing institutional clients worldwide with access to our leading sales and trading and research franchises, investment banking services, global client relationships and product innovation. Through our platform, Bank of America Merrill Lynch serves institutional, corporate and commercial clients in the U.S. and internationally, with a broad range of products, services and client solutions. As of 2012, our client base includes 98 percent of the U.S. Fortune 100 and 85 percent of the Global Fortune 500.
Global investors and asset managers look to BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research for market insight, award-winning research, global trading and financing to achieve their portfolio and firm goals. As one of the most respected research organizations in the world, we offer clients access to the highest quality investment ideas, with more than 740 analysts in more than 20 countries in 2012, focusing on these six primary disciplines:
• Global Equities
• Global Equity Strategy
• Global Credit Research and GEM Fixed Income Strategy
• Global Economics
• Global Commodities and Asset Allocation
• Global Rates and Currencies
BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research offers timely trading strategies, market insight and execution across all asset classes, including equities, fixed income, rates, currencies and commodities. Analysts offer insights and recommendations on more than 3,300 stocks and 860 corporate bond issuers. Our economists and strategists provide recommendations on more than 40 currencies, 60 economies and 20 commodities. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research provides a world-class index platform with more than 5,000 fixed income bond indices, 500 investable commodity indices and more than 100 theme- and sector-based equity and equity derivative indices.
A broad-based team of Global Markets professionals are at the center of the world’s debt and equity markets, providing liquidity, hedging strategies, industry-leading insights, analytics and competitive pricing to more than 12,000 institutional clients on six continents.
Global Capital Markets and Global Corporate & Investment Banking
Global Capital Markets and Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB) structure and underwrite capital raising transactions in the equity and debt capital markets on behalf of issuer clients globally. GCIB also provides large domestic and global corporations and financial institutions with merger and acquisition (M&A) financial advisory services and execution in markets worldwide.
With global market leadership in equity and equity-linked, investment grade, leveraged finance, debt advisory services and rates, and currencies origination, the group routinely helps companies raise capital, enabling them to grow their businesses and achieve their goals.
Our Focus Moving Forward
At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we’re positioned to strengthen relationships with our clients across our Global Banking and Markets divisions. The breadth and power of our platform enables us to serve investors, asset managers, and institutional clients globally.
Increasingly, we are helping clients do business in emerging markets, such as China, Brazil and Russia, which are transforming into growth markets and represent some of the greatest opportunities going forward. As more of our clients expand their international presence, we strive to offer the right infrastructure and systems to help them navigate often complex market conditions.
We are building long-standing relationships focused on understanding clients’ strategic needs—creating opportunities and solutions by delivering our full range of investment banking and asset management products and services.
We’re here to help. Whether you need a checking account, or wealth management banking, we offer products, services, and expertise for every stage of your financial life.
We’re building relationships with small businesses, fast-growing companies and multi-national corporations to help strengthen the economy in communities around the country.