what isare the next groups if any to make bb status

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Dec 14, 2012

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

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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
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