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Life After the Coronavirus

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June 18, 2020

Merrill Perspectives

“In 2022 we will live in quite a different world. Whatever we thought was going to happen five to 10 years from now probably is going to happen much faster,” says Haim Israel, Head of Thematic Investing for BofA Global Research. What might life look like two to five years into the future?

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Life After the Coronavirus


On this episode of the Merrill Perspectives podcast, Israel and co-hosts Candace Browning and Chris Hyzy discuss the many ways our world could be changed in the wake of the coronavirus. 

These include an expanded role for government, a completely revamped global healthcare system and an infusion of technology in just about every industry and every area of our lives—something Hyzy refers to as “e-everything.”


Other areas they’re watching are shifts that were already underway but are now being placed on “fast-track” —including the rise in deglobalization and the race for tech supremacy between the U.S. and China. The conversation also offers insights on emerging investment opportunities and why now is the time for investors to begin preparing for the changes ahead.

Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Global Research as the Top Global Research Firm in 2019 based on surveys held throughout the year. The magazine creates rankings of the top research analysts in a wide variety of specializations, drawn from the choices of portfolio managers and other investment professionals at more than 1,000 firms. 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. For more information about this award, go to Rankings and recognition from Institutional Investor are no guarantee of future investment success and do not ensure that a current or prospective client will experience a higher level of performance results and such rankings should not be construed as an endorsement.


The Chief Investment Office, which provides investment strategies, due diligence, portfolio construction guidance and wealth management solutions for Global Wealth & Investment Management ("GWIM") clients, is part of the Investment Solutions Group ("ISG") of GWIM, a division of Bank of America Corporation.

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