“We’re leveraging this superior technology and the confidence our clients place in us to increase their crossing opportunities,” said Scott Bacigalupo, Americas head of cash equity sales and trading execution. “We believe we can better connect true fundamental investors looking to buy and sell large blocks of stock.”BofA Merrill is a leading global provider of equity, options and futures trading, sales and research services to mutual funds, hedge funds, CTAs, broker-dealers, pensions, endowments and other institutions. The firm was recently ranked in the top 3 for U.S. Equity Trading Share and Electronic Penetration in the 2012 Greenwich Associates Survey. Additionally, BofA Merrill was named Best Equity Bank in North America and Latin America in 2012 by Global Finance magazine and Best Broker-Dealer for Equities by Wall Street Letter in 2012. Bank of AmericaBank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 53 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,500 retail banking offices and approximately 16,300 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.