92% client satisfaction
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management clients surveyed rated satisfaction with their advisor a 9 or 10.1
Top in Financial & Investment Innovation
Merrill Advisor Match was awarded AML's ThinkAdvisor Luminaries Award in the Financial & Investment Innovation category, which honors firms that demonstrate "unique, out-of-the-box thinking."5
Merrill received the 2023 Private Bank Innovation Award for the best account opening and onboarding technology.2
2023 MMI/Barron's Industry Awards
Award announced October, 13, 2023.
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management has won in the Sustainable and Impact Investing category for our Educational and Awareness campaign at the MMI/Barron’s 2023 Industry Awards.6
Top-rated research and insights
BofA Global Research was named one of the top global research firms by Institutional Investor for the 12th consecutive year.3
Your Merrill advisor can bring in Bank of America estate, trust and mortgage specialists, plus other specialists when needed, to deliver the full range of capabilities to help meet all your financial needs.
Broad range of services
Global Finance recognized Bank of America as the "Overall Best Bank in North America," offering the broadest range of services as well as the reliability required for long-term financial relationships.4
Exceptional service from your Merrill team anytime, anywhere, plus access to Bank of America's 3,900 financial centers, 16,000 ATMs and award-winning digital banking capabilities.1
230+ years of commitment
Demonstrating commitment to our clients and their families since Bank of America's beginnings in 1784 and the founding of Merrill in 1914.
The Power of the Right Advisor®
Your dedicated Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Advisor team combines actionable planning and objective investment advice to help you achieve your goals while growing and preserving your wealth.
2. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management was recognized for “Best Account Opening and Onboarding Technology” for Collaborative Onboarding Experience (COBE) by Global Private Banker and The Digital Banker at the 2023 Global Private Banking Innovation Awards. Shortlisted nominees were selected on the qualitative and quantitative depth of their nominations. Shortlisted institutions or individuals per category, were put to our impartial panel of expert judges who undertook a rigorous audit type process to carefully select the winners. A proprietary, numerical and qualitative scoring methodology was applied to all submissions and augmented by market research and input from seminal industry experts, corporate executives and in some cases the High Net Worth & Ultra High Net Worth Community.
3. Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Global Research as one of the Top Global Research Firms in 2022 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. Learn more about the methodology at Institutional Investor. 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.
4. Global Finance Best Bank Awards, March 2023. Bank of America was recognized as the “Overall Best Bank in North America,” offering the broadest range of services as well as the reliability required for long-term financial relationships.
5.ThinkAdvisor Luminaries 2023 published on November 28, 2023, with rankings based on data as of April 18, 2023. Merrill Advisor Match was awarded ALM’s ThinkAdvisor Luminaries award in the “Financial & Investment Innovation” category. The ThinkAdvisor Luminaries award honors firms that excel at financial and investment innovation by creating new financial products, services, or processes which meet advisor and investor client needs, while delivering efficiency and competitive advantages to industry players via new platforms and other tools. In evaluating entries, multiple factors were taken into consideration, including the nominee’s impact on the firm, it’s advisors and the broader professional community and industry, as well as on the landscape of clients, prospective clients, investors and would-be investors nationwide. Compensation was not received from anyone in exchange for rankings for the study. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as “MLPF&S” or “Merrill”) is a registered broker-dealer, registered investment advisor, Member SIPC and wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp. Meet all of the finalists and winners at ThinkAdvisor.com.
6. The 2023 MMI/Barron's Industry Awards winners (announced October 13, 2023) are selected by a specially-appointed MMI Industry Awards Steering Council and MMI Membership Experience Committee. Judging was conducted between June 2023-July 2023. Companies do not pay a fee to be considered for the awards or for promotional materials. Nomination submissions are for products, programs and initiatives initiated or enhanced between October 2022-June 2023. Merrill Lynch Wealth Management tied with Morgan Stanley for this award. Nominations were reviewed based on the level of innovation and forward-thinking, potential to effect noticeable change in the investment advisory industry, advancement of existing investment advisory practices and protocols, potential to deliver improved outcomes for financial advisors and investors. The Steering Council and MEC determined a slate of finalists in each award category. The primary contacts at each of MMI’s 208 members firms were eligible to vote to determine the winners in each category.