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 Researchwebsites for more information.

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