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BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research's expertise is at the core of the value proposition offered to clients and is an integral component of the product offerings in GWM and Global Banking and Markets. BofA Merrill Lynch Research analysts provide insightful, objective and decisive research that is designed to enable clients to make informed investment decisions. BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research achieves research excellence through the quality of its staff and the breadth and depth of its global resources.

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research has one of the most respected research organizations in the world with more than 800 analysts focusing on three main disciplines:

Global Equity Research employs over 500 analysts in 20 countries. Our Research analysts conduct fundamental analysis on more than 2,800 companies globally, providing our institutional and retail clients with industry-specific and in-depth research and analysis on more than 20 industries. By leveraging the breadth and depth of our global resources, analysts provide anticipatory, innovative, and differentiated investment ideas, which address the needs of our investor clients.

Global Macro Research encompasses Global Economics, Currencies, Commodities, Rates, Convertibles Equity Derivatives, Global Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategies and Equity Strategies, and offers in-depth analysis of critical global issues, across disciplines, regions and asset classes, providing clients with investment ideas, market forecasts and macro overviews.

  Global Credit Research encompasses High Grade, High Yield, Credit Strategy, Credit Derivatives, Mortgages and other Structured Finance, Municipals and Indices. Our analysts provide in-depth capital structure analysis for Corporates and value-added investment ideas for today's Credit-driven financial markets.

In an integrated bank such as BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research is unique in that it serves multiple constituents. Internally, the Global Research department serves GWM, Global Markets Sales & Trading, Debt and Equity Origination, commodities and FX desks.

Externally, BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research serves individual investors and a wide variety of institutional money managers including: hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds and sovereign wealth management funds. Additionally, analysts interact extensively with venture capital funds, private equity funds, corporates and governments.


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#1 US Broker;
#2 Europe Broker and
#5 Pan-Asia Broker;
received 42 individual
analyst awards (May 2009)

Best Brokerage for stock
picking and estimate
accuracy;  captured more
than twice the awards
of the runner-up.
Seven out of 12
analysts named
to “Dazzling Dozen” 
Institutional Investor
Ranked #1 for
Pan European coverage
in the 2009 All-Europe
Research team survey