Whether expanding a local business in the US, raising capital in Singapore, or hedging currencies in Frankfurt, we understand the challenges our clients face in the US and around the world. We use the full resources of our company to help you achieve your goals. Our solutions span the complete range of advisory, capital raising, banking, treasury, as well as liquidity, sales and trading, and research capabilities.
Our Global Banking & Markets division serves mid- to large-sized companies, corporations, and institutions. It comprises Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking, Global Corporate & Investment Banking, and Global Markets. Aligned with these client-facing groups are Global Research, Global Transaction Services and Wholesale Credit.
Global Markets provides banking products and services through Bank of America and trading and other broker dealer products and services, including research through BofA Securities. Our institutional clients are across fixed-income credit, commodity and equity businesses. Global Markets product coverage includes securities and derivative products in both the primary and secondary markets. We also work with our commercial and corporate clients to provide risk management products using interest rate, equity, credit and commodity derivatives, fixed-income and mortgage-related products.
To support our institutional investor clients globally in their investing and trading activities, the Global Markets team provides financing, securities clearing, settlement and custody services. We also work with our commercial and corporate clients to provide foreign exchange products.
Through BofA Securities, our award-winning BofA Global Research organization supports the institutional sales and trading teams and their clients. Their expertise is at the core of the value delivered to investor clients. Our research analysts provide insightful, objective and decisive research designed to enable their clients to make informed investment decisions in six primary disciplines and Corporate Access:
- Global Economics
- Global Investment Strategy
- Global Equity Research
- Global Credit Research
- Global Rates & Currencies Research
- Global Commodities Research
Global Corporate & Investment Banking
Global Corporate Banking & Investment Banking, offered through Bank of America and BofA Securities, focuses on building long-term relationships with more than 5,000 large U.S. and multinational corporations, financial institutions, and financial sponsors. We provide strong advisory expertise integrated with products and solutions for corporate banking, and debt and equity underwriting across all major industries.
Global Transaction Services
The Global Transaction Services business provides liquidity management, payments and receipts, trade and supply chain finance, foreign exchange and commercial card services to small businesses, middle market companies, and to multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments around the world.
Global Commercial Banking
Global Commercial Banking (GCB) clients generally include middle market companies, commercial real estate firms, auto dealerships, restaurants, sports leagues, teams and stadiums; healthcare, education and not-for-profit organizations. GCB is one of the largest commercial banks in the U.S., serving more than 14,000 clients, which represents one in four U.S. companies with revenues of $50 million to more than $2 billion.
GCB is organized by geography and industry to deliver both local coverage and industry expertise. Our unique client coverage model and close partnerships with other businesses across the company, enable our commercial client teams to seamlessly deliver all of the company’s capabilities as integrated solutions.
Global Commercial Banking includes:
- Bank of America Business Capital
- Commercial Real Estate Banking
- Middle Market Banking
- Specialized Industries (Healthcare, Education, Not for Profit, Commercial Dealer Financial Services, Restaurant Finance, Sports Finance and Middle Market Financial Sponsors)
Business Banking serves mid-sized, U.S.-based companies, generally with annual revenues between $5 million and $50 million, by delivering strategic financial advice and solutions to help companies grow, improve cash flow, manage U.S. and international payments, and invest for the future.
Organized by geography, our dedicated client relationship teams work closely with partners across the enterprise to deliver a wide range of integrated financial strategies, including credit, cash management, foreign exchange, equipment finance, merchant services and workplace financial solutions for employers.
Since many business owners and entrepreneurs often find their personal wealth closely intertwined with their business finances, Business Banking relationship managers connect clients with personal wealth management specialists at Bank of America Private Bank and Merrill, who offer employer 401k solutions and succession planning.
Bank of America Private Bank is a division of Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC and a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation (“BofA Corp.”). Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S” or “Merrill”) MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, Member SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp.
Wholesale Credit is an integrated underwriting, monitoring and product management division servicing wholesale businesses in Business Banking, Global Commercial Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Global Corporate & Investment Banking (GCIB) and Global Wealth & Investment Management. The business facilitates a streamlined local delivery of credit that improves the client experience and enhances productivity.
- Bank of America Business Capital is one of the world’s largest asset-based lenders, with more than 10 primary offices serving the United States, Canada and Europe. It provides corporate borrowers with senior secured loans of $5 million or more, cash management, interest rate and foreign exchange risk management, and a broad array of capital markets products.