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Comments (11)

  • Sandhurst's picture

    Does anyone here actually understand what the "bulge bracket" is?

    "There are three ways to make a living in this business: be first, be smarter, or cheat."

  • SanityCheck's picture

    Usually posts this dumb are trolls, but sadly I feel this isn't the case here.

  • lasampdoria's picture

    "Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."- Benjamin Franklin

  • triplectz's picture

    Perhaps OP believes BB is an acronym for "badass bank."

  • Black Jack's picture

    ^wtf- monkey shit for that? really?

  • In reply to Black Jack
    Sandhurst's picture

    Black Jack:
    Not fully related, but thoughts on RBS as a BB? I've always considered them in the mix (albeit lower tier).

    They are in the sense that they are high up on certain underwriting tables. But they aren't in the traditional sense, at least not in the states. If you included them as a bulge-bracket firm in a discussion (in the US), you'd find plenty of disagreement, if only because they're low on M&A tables, are hemorrhaging money/staff, and are having most of their securities business wound down by the British government.

    Black Jack:
    ^wtf- monkey shit for that? really?

    It was uncalled for, agreed.

    "There are three ways to make a living in this business: be first, be smarter, or cheat."

  • MMBanker14's picture

    Well all BB banks raise capital, so EVR/LAZ are out because they run with a different business model. BMO, RBC, Wells maybe....

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  • thecoldburns's picture