Global Coalition on Aging  

Press Release 11/12/14

GCOA Founding Member Andy Sieg of Bank of America Merrill Lynch to Be Honored with American Federation for Aging Research Chairman’s Award

NEW YORK (November 12, 2014) – The Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) congratulates Andy Sieg, Managing Director and Head of Global Wealth & Retirement Solutions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, on receiving the 2014 Chairman's Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR).  Under Sieg's leadership, Bank of America Merrill Lynch became a founding member of the Global Coalition on Aging in 2011.  Sieg's long-standing commitment to the topic of aging has included robust research on changing perceptions of retirement and opportunities of the silver economy as well as new products and services to help individuals prepare financially for longer lives.

"Andy is an innovative leader who understands the changing needs of the growing aging population, and GCOA is proud to be a partner working with him and his team to identify solutions for businesses and consumers that enable the silver economy," said Michael Hodin, Executive Director of the Global Coalition on Aging.  "We applaud Andy on his efforts and congratulate him on this well-deserved award."

Sieg will accept the 2014 AFAR Chairman's Award during AFAR's Regional Awards Dinner tonight in New York City.

Please visit the Bank of America Merrill Lynch and American Federation for Aging Research websites for more information.

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November 12, 2014
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Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Andy Sieg to Receive Chairman’s Award of Distinction from the American Federation on Aging Research


NEW YORK – Bank of America Merrill Lynch Head of Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions Andy Sieg will receive the Chairman’s Award of Distinction from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR) this evening at a ceremony in New York City. The Award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the field of aging research.

“Andy has shown exemplary vision and leadership when it comes to better understanding the impact and financial needs of our aging population and their caregivers,” said William Lipton, Chairman, AFAR. “We admire the sensitive, proactive approach with which he and his team have conducted research over the years, and used it to develop innovative programs that help address the longevity bonus and meet the evolving needs of the company’s clients and employees.”

Sieg also represents Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the advisory boards of both the Global Coalition on Aging and the Stanford University Longevity Institute, and is a member of Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease. Under his leadership, the company has also partnered with several organizations who share a commitment to driving awareness and action around the economic, business and financial implications of longevity, including Age Wave, MIT Age Lab, USC Davis School of Gerontology, and others.


American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
AFAR focuses its activities in four primary areas: identifying and funding a broad range of cutting-edge research most likely to increase knowledge about healthy aging; attracting more physicians to specialize in geriatric medicine to meet the demands of an aging population with expert health care; creating opportunities for scientists and clinicians to share knowledge and exchange ideas to drive innovation in aging research; providing information to the public on new medical findings that can help people live longer lives, less susceptible to disease and disability. To learn more, visit www.AFAR.org.

Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management is a leading provider of comprehensive wealth management and investment services for individuals and businesses globally. With 14,000 Financial Advisors and $2 trillion in client balances as of September 30, 2014, it is among the largest businesses of its kind in the world. Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management specializes in goals-based wealth management, including planning for retirement, education, legacy, and other life goals through investment, cash and credit management.  Within Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management, the Private Banking and Investment Group focuses on the unique and personalized needs of wealthy individuals, families and their businesses. These clients are served by more than 150 highly specialized Private Wealth Advisor teams, along with experts in areas such as investment management, concentrated stock management and intergenerational wealth transfer strategies.

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, a registered broker-dealer and member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.

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