List of investment banks


The following list catalogues the largest, most profitable, and otherwise notable
investment banks An investment bank is a financial services Financial services are the Service (economics), economic services provided by the finance industry, which encompasses a broad range of businesses that manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit ...
. This list of investment banks notes full-service banks, financial conglomerates, independent investment banks,
private placement Private placement (or non-public offering) is a funding round of securities which are sold not through a public offering A public offering is the offering of securities of a company or a similar corporation to the public. Generally, the securitie ...
firms and notable acquired, merged, or bankrupt investment banks. As an industry it is broken up into the
Bulge Bracket The group of bulge bracket banks comprises the world's largest multi-national investment banks An investment bank is a financial services Financial services are the Service (economics), economic services provided by the finance industry, which ...
(upper tier), Middle Market (mid-level businesses), and boutique market (specialized businesses).

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 maker, market making, and research on a broad array of financial products, including Stock, equities, credit, Interest rate, rates, currency, Commodity, commodities, and their Derivatives market, derivatives. The largest investment banks are noted with the following: # JPMorgan Chase # Goldman Sachs # BofA Securities # Morgan Stanley # Citigroup # UBS # Credit Suisse # Deutsche Bank # HSBC # Barclays Investment Bank # RBC Capital Markets # Wells Fargo Securities # Jefferies Group # BNP Paribas # Mizuho Financial Group, Mizuho # Lazard # Nomura Holdings, Nomura # Evercore Partners # BMO Capital Markets # Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Many of the largest investment banks are considered among the "Bulge Bracket, bulge bracket banks" and as such Underwriting, underwrite the majority of financial transactions in the world. Additionally, banks seeking more deal flow with smaller-sized deals with comparable profitability are known as "Bulge Bracket#Middle Market, middle market investment banks" (known as Boutique investment bank, boutique or independent investment banks).

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: *ABN AMRO *Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS Capital Services) *Banco Bradesco *Banco Santander *Bank of China (BOC International Holdings) *Bank of Communications (BOCOM International Holdings) *BBVA *Berenberg Bank *Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC World Markets) *China CITIC Bank *China Construction Bank (CCB International Holdings) *CIMB *Commerzbank *Crédit Agricole *Daiwa Securities *DBS Bank (Capital Markets Group) *Desjardins Group (Desjardins Capital Markets) *Handelsbanken *ICICI Bank *Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC International Holdings) *ING Group *Intesa Sanpaolo (Banca IMI) *İş Bankası (Is Investment) *Itaú Unibanco (Itaú BBA) *BTG Pactual *KBC Bank *KeyCorp (KeyBanc Capital Markets) *Kotak Mahindra Bank *Laurentian Bank of Canada (Laurentian Bank Securities) *Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds Bank Wholesale Banking & Markets) *M&T Bank *Macquarie Group *Maybank *Mediobanca *Mizuho Financial Group *National Bank of Canada (National Bank Financial Markets) *Natixis *Nordea *PNC Financial Services (Harris Williams & Company) *Rabobank *RHB Bank *Rothschild & Co *Sanlam *Sberbank *Scotiabank (Scotia Capital) *SEB (bank), SEB *Société Générale *Standard Bank *Standard Chartered Bank *State Bank of India (SBI Capital Markets) *Stifel Financial (Stifel Nicolaus) *Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group *SunTrust (Robinson Humphrey) *TD Securities *Truist Financial *UniCredit (UBM) *VTB Bank (VTB Capital)

Private placement companies

Private placement agents, including companies that specialize in fundraising for private equity funds:Excludes placement agent groups within large investment banks
Top Placement Agents at End of 2008
Wall Street Journal, April 22, 2009
*Atlantic-Pacific Capital *Campbell Lutyens *Cogent Partners *Helix Associates *J.P. Morgan Cazenove *Park Hill Group *Probitas Partners

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: *BDO International (BDO Capital Advisors) *Berkery, Noyes & Co *BG Capital *BGR Capital & Trade *Brewin Dolphin *Capital One (Capital One Securities) *Deloitte (Deloitte Corporate Finance) *Duff & Phelps *Ernst & Young (Ernst & Young Capital Advisors) *Hagan Capital Group *KPMG (KPMG Corporate Finance) *Marlin & Associates *PwC (PwC Corporate Finance) *ROTH Capital Partners *Sheshunoff Management Services

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.

See also

*List of private-equity firms *List of investment banking private equity groups *List of asset management firms *Sovereign wealth fund *List of exchange-traded funds *Boutique investment bank


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