Michael Hartnett is Managing Director and Chief Global Equity Strategist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. In this role, he identifies key global market trends and offers strategic insights and solutions to both institutional and retail investor clients. In addition, Michael Hartnett serves as chairman of the Research Investment Committee (RIC), which identifies suitable investments and portfolio strategies for individual investors across a broad spectrum of asset classes, and authors the monthly RIC Report.
Working closely with our Strategy teams in US, Asia, Japan, Latin America and EMEA, Mr. Hartnett also collaborates with our Fixed Income, Foreign Exchange and other macro disciplines to develop global equity allocations and tactical and strategic cross asset-class products for our clients. Mr. Hartnett is also in charge of leading the development of Asia Pac equity investment strategy research. Mr. Hartnett has extensive macro experience, including various roles in global macro strategy and six years of economic work in Japan and Asia.
Mr. Hartnett's quality in-depth research has been consistently recognized by Institutional Investor. He appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and PBS, and his research is frequently quoted in numerous global and regional media outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, Bloomberg, LatinFinance, Euromoney and Asiamoney.
Mr. Hartnett has been based in New York since 2004. Previously, he served as director of European Equity Strategy in London, and from 1998 to 2001 he had been in New York serving as senior international economist and global macro strategist, working closely with the Foreign Exchange and Fixed income desks. Mr. Hartnett joined Merrill Lynch in 1995 as chief economist in Japan, where he was based until 1998.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Hartnett served as chief economist for Smith New Court in Tokyo, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch in1995. From 1990 to 1995 he was an economist at the United Kingdom fund manager Schroders in London and Tokyo. Mr. Hartnett earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Exeter University, Exeter, England.