Outlook 2021: A World In Transition

What a vaccine, changes in Washington D.C. and a shifting geopolitical landscape could mean for the economy and markets

In this video, experts from the Chief Investment Office and BofA Global Research share their insights on how the events of the past year could impact everything from financial markets to global politics in the year ahead.

[Update: Since Dec. 9, when this program was recorded, Congress passed a $900 billion stimulus package, the Democratic Party gained control of both houses of Congress, and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were confirmed as the next President and Vice President of the United States.]

Topic areas include:

  • What a vaccine could mean for our future
  • Priorities for the new U.S. administration and Congress
  • The outlook for the U.S. economy and the markets
  • What we should expect for trade and economic policy in the coming year
  • The ways that technology and innovation will impact these and other global trends
  • What we can all do now to prepare

This program is moderated by Chris Hyzy, Chief Investment Officer for Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank, and features a panel discussion with Michelle Meyer, Head of U.S. Economics for BofA Global Research, Joe Quinlan, Head of CIO Market Strategy for the Chief Investment Office, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank, and Savita Subramanian, Head of U.S. Equity & Quantitative Strategy & ESG Research, BofA Global Research.

Introduced by:

Lawrence Di Rita
Greater Washington, D.C. Market President
Strategy and Public Policy Executive

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Expert panelists:

Chris Hyzy
Chief Investment Officer, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank

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Michelle Meyer
Head of U.S. Economics, BofA Global Research

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Joe Quinlan
Head of CIO Market Strategy, Chief Investment Office, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank 

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Savita Subramanian
Head of U.S. Equity & Quantitative Strategy & ESG Research, BofA Global Research

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