Bank of America Merrill Lynch Named Institutional Investor Magazine’s “Top Global Research Firm of 2014”

New York - 17 December 2014

Firm Tops List for Fourth Straight Year 

For the fourth straight year and since the recognition’s inception, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named Institutional Investor magazine’s “Top Global Research Firm.” BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research won 260 total team positions – more than any other firm and three more than last year – in the 12 Institutional Investor research team surveys published this year.

“This recognition is a reflection of the dedication and caliber of our teams around the world,” said Candace Browning, head of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. “The Institutional Investor surveys are important to us as they are a measure of the value of our global research to investors and help us attract and retain top analysts.”

The BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research franchise covers nearly 3,400 stocks and 1,100 credits globally and ranks in the top tier in many external surveys. Most recently, the group was named Top Global Research Firm of 2014 by Institutional Investor magazine; No. 1 in the 2014 Institutional Investor All-Europe survey; No. 1 in the 2014 Institutional Investor All-Asia survey for the fourth consecutive year; No. 1 in the Institutional Investor 2014 Emerging EMEA Survey; No. 2 in the 2014 Institutional Investor All-America survey; and No. 2 in the 2014 All-China survey. The group was also named No. 2 in the 2014 Institutional Investor All-Europe Fixed Income Research survey, and No. 2 in the 2014 All-America Fixed Income survey for the third consecutive year.

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