List of investment banks

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The following is a list of investment banks.

Largest full-service investment banks

The following are the largest full-service global investment banks; full-service investment banks usually provide both advisory and financing banking services, as well as sales, market making, and research on a broad array of financial products, including equities, credit, rates, currency, commodities, and their derivatives:[1]

Financial conglomerates

Large financial-services conglomerates combine commercial banking, investment banking, and sometimes insurance. Such combinations were common in Europe but illegal in the United States prior to the passage of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999. The following are large investment banking firms (not listed above) that are affiliated with large financial institutions.

The name of the investment banking affiliate is in parentheses, if noticeably distinct from the name of the parent bank.

Independent investment banks

Independent investment banks, large cap brokerage firms, and underwriters of securities that are not affiliated with commercial banks:

Private placement firms

Private placement agents, including firms that specialize in fundraising for private equity funds:[4][5]

Other notable advisory and capital markets firms

The following is a list of other boutique advisory firms and capital markets firms that have some notability:

Notable former investment banks and brokerages

The following are notable investment banking and brokerage firms that have been liquidated, acquired or merged and no longer operate under the same name.

Firm Fate
Alex. Brown & Sons ultimately part of Deutsche Bank, survives as minor business unit
A.G. Becker & Co. acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1984
A.G. Edwards acquired by Wachovia in 2007
The Argosy Group acquired by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 1995
Babcock & Brown collapsed 2009, liquidation of its assets
BancAmerica Robertson Stephens acquired by NationsBank in 1998 and integrated into NationsBanc Montgomery Securities to form Banc of America Securities.
Barings collapsed 1995; assets acquired by ING Bank
Bear Stearns collapsed 2008; assets acquired by JPMorgan Chase
Bowles Hollowell Connor & Co. acquired by First Union in 1998
Blyth, Eastman Dillon & Co. merged with Paine Webber in 1979
Brown Bros. & Co. merged with Harriman Brothers & Company to form Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
BT Alex. Brown acquired by Deutsche Bank to form Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown
C.E. Unterberg, Towbin acquired by Collins Stewart in 2007
Commodities Corporation acquired by Goldman Sachs and renamed Goldman Sachs Princeton in 1997
Dain Rauscher Wessels bought by Royal Bank of Canada in 2000
Dean Witter Reynolds merged with Morgan Stanley to form Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, subsequently the Dean Witter name was eliminated
Dillon, Read & Company acquired by Swiss Bank Corporation, and is ultimately part of UBS AG
Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette acquired by Credit Suisse in 2001
Drexel Burnham Lambert liquidated 1990
E.F. Hutton & Co. acquired by Shearson Lehman/American Express in 1988, ultimately part of Lehman Brothers
First Boston Corporation merged with Credit Suisse in 1988 to form CS First Boston, renamed "Credit Suisse First Boston" in 1996 and "Credit Suisse" in 2006
First Union Securities acquired by Wachovia in 2002 to form Wachovia Securities
G.H. Walker & Co. acquired by White Weld & Co and ultimately part of Merrill Lynch
Giuliani Capital Advisors the investment banking division of Giuliani Partners was sold to Macquarie Group in 2007
Goodbody & Co. merged into Merrill Lynch in 1970
H.B. Hollins & Co. liquidated in 1913
Halsey, Stuart & Co. ultimately part of Wachovia
Hambrecht & Quist acquired by Chase Manhattan Bank and ultimately part of JPMorgan Chase. H&Q name continues as investment advisor
Hambros Bank acquired by Société Générale
Hayden, Stone & Co. acquired Shearson Hammill & Co. in 1974 and assumed the Shearson name. Ultimately acquired by American Express in 1981
Harriman Brothers & Company merged with Brown Bros. & Co. to form Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
HBOS acquired by Lloyds TSB to form the Lloyds Banking Group in 2009
Hill Samuel acquired by Trustee Savings Bank (TSB) in 1987 later Lloyds TSB
Hornblower & Weeks investment bank acquired by Loeb, Rhoades & Co. and ultimately part of Shearson/American Express
J.&W. Seligman & Co. investment bank ultimately part of UBS AG; continues as asset manager
J.C. Bradford & Co. acquired by PaineWebber in 2000, ultimately part of UBS AG
John Nuveen & Co. IBD acquired by Piper Jaffray in 1999; company continues as asset management house under Nuveen Investments, which is controlled by private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners
Kidder, Peabody & Co. acquired by General Electric Corporation in 1986, subsequently resold to PaineWebber in 1994 and ultimately part of UBS AG
Kleinwort Benson acquired by Dresdner Bank in 1995
Kuhn, Loeb & Co. ultimately part of Lehman Brothers
L.F. Rothschild ultimately part of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, with parts sold to Oppenheimer‘‘not to be confused with N.M. Rothschild, Rothschild Group; see Rothschild family
Lee, Higginson & Co. liquidated 1932
Lehman Brothers bankrupt in 2008, asset sold to Barclays Capital and Nomura Holdings
Loeb, Rhoades & Co. acquired by Shearson Hammill & Co. to form Shearson Loeb Rhoades in 1979 which was later acquired by American Express in 1981 to form Shearson/American Express
Mendelssohn & Co. aryanized by the Nazis in 1938, sold in parts to Deutsche Bank
Merrill Lynch & Co. acquired by Bank of America in 2008 and integrated into Banc of America Securities to form Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Montgomery Securities acquired by NationsBank in 1997 and integrated into NationsBanc Capital Markets to form NationsBanc Montgomery Securities
Morgan & Cie acquired by Morgan Stanley in 1967 and incorporated as Morgan et Compagnie International in Morgan Stanley International Incorporated in 1975
Morgan Grenfell acquired by Deutsche Bank in 1990
Morgan, Harjes & Co. renamed Morgan & Cie in 1926 and acquired by Morgan Stanley in 1926
Paine Webber acquired by UBS AG
Park Ryan liquidated 1979
Prudential Securities acquired by Wachovia in 2003
Reynolds Securities merged with Dean Witter & Co. to form Dean Witter Reynolds, subsequently merged with Morgan Stanley
Robert Fleming & Co. acquired by JPMorgan Chase
Robertson Stephens acquired by BankAmerica in 1997 and integrated into BancAmerica Securities to form BancAmerica Robertson Stephens. Sold again in 1998 to BankBoston (later FleetBoston Financial and would operate as Robertson Stephens from 1998–2002, when the firm was shuttered after the collapse of the Internet bubble
Roosevelt & Son Broken up into three firms in 1934: Roosevelt & Son (liquidated), Roosevelt & Weigold (today operates as Roosevelt & Cross; and Dick & Merle Smith
Ryan Beck & Co. ultimately part of Stifel Financial Corp., parent company of Stifel Nicolaus
S. G. Warburg & Co ultimately part of UBS AG; not to be confused with M.M. Warburg or Warburg Pincus; see Warburg family
Salomon Brothers acquired by Travelers Group in 1997, ultimately part of Citigroup
Schroders investment bank bought by Citigroup; continues as asset manager
Shearson/American Express acquired Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb in 1984 to form Shearson Lehman/American Express, later Shearson Lehman Hutton and Shearson Lehman Brothers
Shearson, Hammill & Co. renamed Shearson Loeb Rhoades after the 1979 acquisition of Loeb, Rhoades & Co. in 1979. Acquired by American Express in 1981 to form Shearson/American Express
Shearson Lehman Hutton renamed Shearson Lehman Brothers in 1990 and split up in 1993 with the IPO of Lehman Brothers and the sale of the retail and brokerage operations to Primerica
Soundview Technology Group ultimately part of Charles Schwab
Swiss Bank Corporation merged with Union Bank of Switzerland to form UBS AG
Union Bank of Switzerland merged with Swiss Bank Corporation to form UBS AG
Vickers Ballas Holdings acquired by DBS Bank
Wachovia Securities acquired by Wells Fargo in 2008 and renamed Wells Fargo Securities
Wasserstein Perella & Co. bought by Dresdner Bank
Wessels, Arnold & Henderson bought by Dain Rauscher to form Dain Rauscher Wessels, later RBC Dain Rauscher
Wertheim & Co. acquired by Schroders, and ultimately by Salomon Smith Barney
White Weld & Co. bought by Merrill Lynch
Wood Gundy acquired by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in 1987, operating as CIBC Wood Gundy before becoming CIBC World Markets in 1997

See also

References

  1. ^ Du, Lisa (7 March 2012). "The 20 Investment Banks That Took In The Most Money In 2011". Business Insider. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Butcher, Sarah (17 May 2012). "If you work anywhere in investment banking, you should familiarise yourself with Stuart Gulliver’s vision of the future". eFinancialCareers. Retrieved 25 January 2014. 
  3. ^ ABN AMRO Bank N.V. was acquired by a consortium of Fortis, RBS and Santander in October 2007. Since October 2009 ABN AMRO is owned by the state of the Netherlands
  4. ^ Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst, Special Section "Sources of Capital", page 23 "Placement Agent Ranking" Total Raised From New LPs http://img.en25.com/Web/DowJonesFIS/2010%20SOC.pdf
  5. ^ Excludes placement agent groups within large investment banks. Top Placement Agents at End of 2008. Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2009