Whether expanding a local business in the US, raising capital in Singapore or hedging currencies in Frankfurt, Bank of America Merrill Lynch understands the challenges our clients face in the US and around the world. We use the full resources of our company to help them achieve their 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 Capital Markets, Global Research, Global Transaction Services and Wholesale Credit.
Global Markets offers sales and trading services, including research, to institutional clients across fixed-income, credit, currency, commodity and equity businesses. Global Markets product coverage includes securities and derivative products in both the primary and secondary markets.
Global Markets provides financing, securities clearing, settlement and custody services globally to our institutional investor clients in support of their investing and trading activities. We also work with our commercial and corporate clients to provide risk management products using interest rate, equity, credit, currency and commodity derivatives, foreign exchange, fixed-income and mortgage-related products.
More than 600 professionals in our award-winning Global Research organization support 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 & Investment Banking 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 solutions for corporate banking, treasury 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 in U.S Trust and Merrill Lynch, who offer employer 401k solutions and succession planning.
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.