Outlook 2021 - A World in Transition

What a vaccine, changes in Washington and a shifting geopolitical landscape could mean for the global economy, the markets and our financial lives

The events of the past year are reshaping our lives in unprecedented ways. Watch experts discuss what it all could mean for the future, and offer steps investors could consider now to prepare for the coming year and beyond.

[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:

  • Outlook for the U.S. economy and the markets
  • Priorities for the new U.S. administration and Congress
  • What a vaccine could mean for our future
  • What's ahead for trade and foreign policy
  • How innovation and change are accelerating investment trends
  • Steps investors could consider now to prepare

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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