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Welcome to the 2020s

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November 20, 2019

Merrill Perspectives

Holographic communication, large-scale demographic shifts, the rise of “smart” cities, moonshot medical advances — these are just some of the big innovations and trends that could transform the way we live, work and invest in the decade to come. At the same time, the global economy will continue seeking solutions for everything from climate change and resource scarcity to income inequality.

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Welcome to the 2020s

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In this episode, our hosts Candace Browning, Chris Hyzy and Michael Hartnett unpack some of the most significant events – in our lives and in the markets – of the last ten years, and explore how they could shape the next ten years to come.


They discuss what big shifts like the move toward de-globalization and the aging of the world’s population could mean for our individual lives, and how a new generation of home buyers here in the U.S. could spur a fresh growth cycle.  They also offer insights into how these trends could change the way we think about investing, and where they see the most promising growth opportunities in the decade ahead.


Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as one of the top global research firms from 2011-2018 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 Merrill Lynch 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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