Based in New York, N.Y., Merrill Lynch is one of the world s leading providers of wealth management, securities trading and sales, corporate finance and investment banking services. It is a part of Bank of America, one of the world's largest financial institutions. The bank serves individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. It serves more than 59 million consumers and small business relationships with more than 6,100 retail-banking offices and operates more than 18,000 ATMs. Bank of America serves clients in more than 150 countries.