Merrill Lynch is one of the world's leading wealth management, capital markets
and advisory companies, with offices in 38 countries and territories and total
client assets of approximately $1.7 trillion.
Merrill Lynch offers a broad range of services to private clients, small
businesses, and institutions and corporations, organizing its activities into
two interrelated business segments - Global Markets & Investment Banking Group
and Global Wealth Management, which is comprised of Global Private Client and
Global Investment Management.
As an investment bank, it is a leading global trader and underwriter of
securities and derivatives across a broad range of asset classes and serves as a
strategic advisor to corporations, governments, institutions and individuals
Merrill Lynch owns approximately half of BlackRock, one of the world's largest
publicly traded investment management companies, with more than $1 trillion in
assets under management.