Merrill Opts For 'Open Architecture'

Hahn, Avital Laura
February 2006
Investment Dealers' Digest;2/20/2006, Vol. 72 Issue 7, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan of Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. to expand the company's regional brokerage business. It has sold its Merrill Lynch Investment Management Division to BlackRock. This move makes it easier for the company's retail brokers to sell a wide variety of mutual funds without the pressure to require the house brand.


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