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Midyear 2021: Inflation, innovation and the path forward

Expert panelists explore how the rest of the year may be shaping up for the economy and the markets — and highlight the longer-term forces transforming our lives.

Chris Hyzy, Chief Investment Officer for Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank, hosts this special two-part program addressing some of investors’ most top-of-mind questions as we move into the second half of 2021.

The program opens with Chris and BofA Global Research panelists Haim Israel, Michelle Meyer and Savita Subramanian exploring the key issues and forces impacting the economy, the world and our daily lives. Next, in a one-to-one conversation, Chris sits down with special guest Rick Rieder, Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income for BlackRock, to discuss potential strategies for the road ahead.

Topic areas include:

  • Where the economic recovery could go from here
  • What’s next for inflation and interest rates
  • How tax changes might affect investments
  • The future of infrastructure, health care and other key sectors
  • Next-gen technologies transforming our lives
  • Potential investment opportunities for this year and beyond


Our host:

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Chris Hyzy

Chief Investment Officer, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank

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Special guest:

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Rick Rieder

Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income and Head of the Global Allocation Team, BlackRock

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Expert panelists:

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Haim Israel

Head of Global Thematic Investing Research, BofA Global Research

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Michelle Meyer

Head of U.S. Economics, BofA Global Research

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Savita Subramanian

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

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For more insights, read Midyear update: The economy roars back

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Important Disclosures

Rick Rieder and Blackrock are not affiliated with Bank of America Corporation.

Opinions are those of the speakers as of July 21, 2021, and are subject to change.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

The Chief Investment Office (CIO) provides thought leadership on wealth management, investment strategy and global markets; portfolio management solutions; due diligence; and solutions oversight and data analytics. CIO viewpoints are developed for Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., (“Bank of America”) and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S” or “Merrill”), a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.

BofA Global Research is research produced by BofA Securities, Inc. (“BofAS”) and/or one or more of its affiliates. BofAS is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC, and wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.