Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as "MLPF&S" or "Merrill") makes available certain investment products sponsored, managed, distributed or provided by companies that are affiliates of Bank of America Corporation ("BofA Corp."). MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser, Member SIPC and a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp. Insurance and annuity products are offered through Merrill Lynch Life Agency Inc. ("MLLA"), a licensed insurance agency and wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp.
Banking products are provided by Bank of America, N.A. ("BANA") and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp. Mutual Fund investment offerings for the BANA Health Savings Account ("HSA") are provided by MLPF&S. Investments in mutual funds are held in an omnibus account at MLPF&S in the name of BANA, for the benefit of all HSA account owners. Recommendations as to HSA investment menu options are provided to BANA by the Chief Investment Office ("CIO"), Global Wealth & Investment Management ("GWIM"), a division of BofA Corp. CIO provides thought leadership on wealth management, investment strategy and global markets; portfolio management solutions; due diligence; and solutions oversight and data analytics. CIO viewpoints are developed for Bank of America Private Bank, a division of Bank of America, N.A., ("Bank of America") and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated ("MLPF&S" or "Merrill"), a registered broker-dealer, registered investment adviser and a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp.
Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of BofA Corp.