Michael Widmer leads the research coverage in metals at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Michael joined BofA in 2009 from BNP Paribas where he had been Senior Metals Strategist. Before BNP, he was Head of Metals Research at Lehman Brothers responsible for building the base and precious metals research franchise in fixed income.
In his career, Michael has held a variety of senior commodity positions, including head of Metals Research at Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank. Michael also worked for Macquarie Bank. He earned a dual MSc degree in Finance/Economics and International Management from the University of Cologne in Germany, Università Bocconi in Milan and Norwegian School of Economics in Bergen.
Michael publishes a variety of research, including the Metals Strategist and Global Metals Weekly, which frequently feature among the most-read notes. He was shortlisted as Analyst of the Year in London in 2013. His team has been ranked #1 for commodity research in EEMEA in 2014 and 2016. Michael is also one of the top forecasters in the base and precious metals space globally.