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Bank of America Background Information

Bank of America (BAC), is the largest commercial bank in the United States and the largest of its kind in the world. The company earned over $21 billion in 2006 and has a market capitalization over $200 Billion.

Through mergers and acquisitions, BAC’s commercial banking unit has become the largest issuer of credit, debit and prepaid cards in the world. BAC is also the largest commercial bank in the US, with 5,700+ retail branches and over 17,000 ATM’s across the United States. The U.S. banking operations contribute more than half of BAC’s total revenues.

Banc of America Securities LLC (BAS) is the investment banking subsidiary of Bank of America. It is registered as a broker-dealer through the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and by all 50 U.S. states, and is a member of various securities exchanges including the New York Stock Exchange. The use of “Banc” in the BAS name is to indicate that it is not a bank and its accounts are not insured by the FDIC.

BAS is a full-service securities firm, which offers securities brokerage, research, trading, underwriting, financial advisory and other investment services. It claims to be the fastest growing investment bank on Wall Street, taking on such powerhouses as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, and Lehman Brothers.

BAS’s sister company, Global Wealth and Investment Management (GWIM), is actually a combination of several firm which manages the assets of institutions and individuals. GWIM claims to be among the 10 largest U.S. wealth managers and, in July 2006, stated that its total assets under management exceeded $500 billion.

Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas LTD LLP Law Firm Can Assist in Claims Against Bank of America
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Our law firm represents institutional and individual investors nationwide with significant losses in their portfolios, retirement plans or investment accounts. Our attorneys and staff have more than 100 years of combined experience in the securities industry and in securities law. Several of our lawyers served for years as Vice President or Compliance Officer of brokerage firms.

Each lawyer and staff member of our firm is devoted to assisting investors to recover losses caused by unsuitability, over-concentration, fraud, misrepresentation, self-dealing, unauthorized trades or other wrongful acts, whether intentional or negligent. We have handled over a thousand cases against hundreds of large and small investment firms, including claims against Banc of America Securities and other firms under the umbrella of Bank of America Corporation.

Call us at (800) 259-9010 or contact us through our website to arrange a free confidential consultation with an attorney to discuss your experiences with an investment advisor or financial firm which resulted in losses.

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