Top-Ranked Global Research

#1 research firm for six years in a row
Tap the know-how of Merrill Lynch with world-class BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, named Top Global Research firm by Institutional Investor1 for the sixth year in a row.
Top-Ranked Global Research
Merrill Edge clients have access to some of the best insight on Wall Street. Proof of this is the recent recognition BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research has won.
#1 Global Research Firm
For the sixth year running and since the recognition's inception, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named Institutional Investor magazine's "Top Global Research Firm." This was achieved by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research winning 225 total team positions — more than any other firm — in the 11 Institutional Investor research team surveys published in 2016.
The BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research franchise covers approximately 3,200 companies across developed and emerging markets and recently took top honors in many categories including:
  • #1 Top Global Research Firm of 2015 by Institutional Investor magazine;
  • #1 in the 2015 Institutional Investor All-America survey;
  • #1 in the 2015 Institutional Investor Latin America survey;
  • #1 in the Institutional Investor 2015 Emerging EMEA Survey;
  • #1 in the 2015 All-Europe Fixed Income survey;
  • #2 in the 2015 Institutional Investor All-Asia survey;
  • #2 in the 2015 All-America Fixed Income survey for the fourth consecutive year.
Institutional Investor magazine announced BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research as the Top Global Research Firm for 2011-2016 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. For more information about this award, go to