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 event addressing some of investors’ most top-of-mind questions as we move into the second half of 2021.


The program opens with Chris exploring the key issues and forces impacting the economy with Haim Israel, Michelle Meyer, and Savita Subramanian, from BofA Global Research. 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 investment 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


Chris Hyzy | Chief Investment Officer | Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank

Haim Israel | Head of Global Thematic Investing Research | BofA Global Research

Michelle Meyer | Head of U.S. Economics | BofA Global Research

Savita Subramanian | Head of U.S. Equity & Quantitative Strategy and Head of ESG Research | BofA Global Research

Rick Rieder | Chief Investment Officer of Global Fixed Income and Head of the Global Allocation Team | BlackRock