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Your life and priorities

At Merrill Lynch, we believe that understanding what matters most to you is critical to a successful investing strategy. Through a dedicated one-on-one relationship between you and your Merrill Lynch advisor, we are able to design a comprehensive strategy around you.

Your total financial picture

You'll have a more complex view of your total financial picture with single login access between Bank of America banking and Merrill Lynch brokerage accounts.

A clear and more open way to work

We believe trust comes from transparency, which is why our advisors lay out everything you can expect from the beginning. So you’ll know what we’re doing, how you’re tracking toward your goals, and what you’re paying.

Power behind your goals

Drawing from award-winning1 research, your advisor will work with our investment professionals to provide you with strategies based on your unique needs.

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research was named one of the top global research firms in 2017 by Institutional investor magazine for the seventh year in a row.1

Barron’s America’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors

In 2018, for the thirteenth year in a row, Merrill Lynch had the most advisors named to Barron's America's Top 100 Women Financial Advisors list. We are proud to acknowledge our 18 advisors recognized.2

Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors

We are pleased to announce that Merrill Lynch has the most advisors on Barron’s Top 1200 Financial Advisors list for the tenth consecutive year. We are proud of our 295 advisors for their accomplishments and for making the list.—Barron’s, March 10, 20183

Financial Times’ 2018 FT 400

We are pleased to have the opportunity to congratulate 80 Merrill Lynch advisors who made the Financial Times’ 2018 FT 400 top advisor list.
—Financial Times, March 26, 20187

Forbes’ 2018 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors

Forbes released their 2018 Best-In-State Wealth Advisors list. Merrill Lynch had the most advisors on the list. We’re proud of our 639 advisors recognized and are especially thankful to all the clients who have trusted our advisors to help them pursue their goals.—Forbes, February 15, 20188

On Wall Street’s Top 40 Advisors Under 40

We’re pleased to share that Merrill Lynch has the most advisors named to On Wall Street’s annual Top 40 Under 40 list, with 16 advisors being recognized. This list highlights top advisors under age 40 from various firms.—On Wall Street, January 18, 20189

Forbes' America's Top 250 Wealth Advisors

We congratulate our advisors for making the 2018 Forbes’ America’s Top 250 Wealth Advisors list. This year, Merrill Lynch had 51 advisors recognized.10

Financial Times' Top 401 Retirement Advisers

The Financial Times 2018 Top 401 Retirement Advisers list recognizes the top financial advisors who specialize in serving defined contribution retirement plans. Merrill Lynch has the most financial advisors overall for the second consecutive year with 50 advisors being recognized. 11

Working Mother Magazine’s 2018 Top Wealth Advisor Moms

In September, 2018, Working Mother published their Top Wealth Advisor Moms list. SHOOK Research considered Wealth Advisors who are mothers with children living at home and under the age of 18. We’re proud of our advisors recognized on this list.12

Forbes’ America’s Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors

In 2018, Forbes released their second America's Top Next-Generation Wealth Advisors list, focused on younger advisors who are the “next-generation” of wealth advisors. Merrill Lynch had 247 advisors on the list, the most advisors recognized among our competitors.13

Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors

Congratulations to our advisors who made the list as one of Barron’s Top 100 Financial Advisors. We’re proud of our advisors for achieving this honor.—Barron’s, April 23, 201814

Barron’s Top 50 Institutional Consultants

Congratulations to our six teams named to Barron’s Top 50 Institutional Consultants list. We are proud of those recognized.—Barron’s, April 23, 201815

Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors

In 2018, Forbes named 250 advisors to their Top Women Wealth Advisors list. We are proud to congratulate our advisors who were recognized.—Forbes, May 1, 201816

Largest number of financial advisors

who hold the Certified Investment Management AnalystSM (CIMA®) designation, October 20184

Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year 2017

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has received top honors from The Banker magazine in its Investment Banking Awards, being named Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year 2017
—The Banker magazine, September 7, 2017

Merrill Lynch’s financial statement

has been recognized eleven years in a row (2006-2017) with the “Seal of Excellence” from DALBAR, Inc.

Merrill Lynch’s brokerage statement

was ranked No. 1 in Corporate Insight’s Broker Monitor report for eleven consecutive years (2007-2017)

“An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the Live Phone Channel

award granted to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Contact Centers by J.D. Power for the third straight year.5

Merrill Lynch’s Advisory Program

Won for “Product Innovation—Sponsor Firms”
2017 Money Management Institution Barron’s Industry Awards6

Merrill Lynch’s retirement and brokerage statements

Merrill Lynch brokerage and retirement plan statements topped the list of those named to Dalbar’s “Trends and Best Practices in Investor Statements Report,”—DALBAR, March 27, 2018.

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Women’s initiatives

Bank of America is dedicated to empowering women around the world, combining efforts with Vital Voices, the Tory Burch Foundation and the Cherie Blair Foundations, to name a few.

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Revitalizing our communities

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