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Dec 14, 2012

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

Dec 14, 2012

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

Dec 14, 2012
Dec 14, 2012

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

Dec 14, 2012

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

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Dec 15, 2012
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.

Dec 14, 2012

^wtf- monkey shit for that? really?

Dec 15, 2012

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

Dec 15, 2012

Learn what BB means.

Lazard is hands down better than UBS. But jrt336 is right... EVR/LAZ are not BB since they are not universal banks.

Jun 18, 2013

Edit: useless post

Jun 22, 2013

Full service and does this in numerous nations, think US, London, HK, places through Europe etc..

In saying that, i believe as said above Lazard doesn't do any financing thus they don't fit that mould of full service, even though their reasonably global, from NY, to London to Tokyo to Sydney. While WF and RBS for example does, they aren't considered BB's due to their performance in league tables, and then the services they perform whether they are considered innovative, and the ability to win the work that is seen as prestigious etc and therefore are not considered in the elite because of that.

Edit: I just realised that this thread wasn't new.

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  • Prospect in Other
Jan 11, 2020

RBC

  • Intern in IB - Ind
Jan 11, 2020

well this is an old post, but I don't consider UBS to be a BB anymore, at least within the united states

  • Analyst 1 in ER
Jan 11, 2020
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