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  • Incoming Analyst in IB-M&A
Oct 24, 2021 - 2:47pm

Might I add Jefferies? Pure play investment bank that's punching above it's weight (Ahead of both UBS and DB by IB revenues and only behind the rest of the BBs). Doesn't have a large balance sheet but still has access to 50% of Mass Mutual's balance sheet and also recently tied up with SMBC to increase their lending capacity even more. Open to ideas as to why it might not be one.

Oct 24, 2021 - 2:55pm
yidfellow, what's your opinion? Comment below:

To make a case for being considered a BB, the bank in question must provide diversified services (more than just IB), and possess a massive balance sheet.

Jeffries is a dope bank, but idt it meets the criteria.

Oct 25, 2021 - 12:07am
Purple9988, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As much as I like to trash Wells... Def the strongest of the semi-BBs right now, and with the regulation limits gone shortly, they will definitely increase in strength. You could also made a strong case for Truist now, but I think they need a little more time to find their footing post-merger (plus I don't know a lot about their book). 

  • Incoming Analyst in IB - Cov
Oct 27, 2021 - 10:52am

Wells Fargo currently has a $1.95 trillion asset cap that the Fed enforced due to the fake account scandal. Once that restriction gets lifted, WF will have a lot more room to grow.

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Oct 25, 2021 - 3:15pm

I'm confused why people think UBS is suddenly lower than any of the names on this thread..? If anyone thinks these names stack up to UBS globally they are on crack. Not to mention the new UBS CEO (Hamers) is actually pushing to expand the IB as opposed to Ermotti who slowly winded down the bank post-financial crisis. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Oct 26, 2021 - 11:45pm

So many Wells analysts here. RBC does better in the league tables an actually gets M&A mandates. Used to solely be a debt shop but now has a solid advisory practice. Wells is still stuck in the debt phase. That being said, neither will be taking UBS spot, at least for the next few years. We'll see in the future though

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Oct 27, 2021 - 1:32pm

sorry but nobody actually cares about your arbitrary rankings. why does it matter whether or not you think UBS is considered a BB? what will that change about your life? 

Oct 27, 2021 - 1:36pm
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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Oct 28, 2021 - 2:38pm

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