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Derrick
04-12-2012, 02:15 PM
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH) is an American investment bank and securities firm, founded in 1818, it is the oldest and largest private bank in the United States. Brown Brothers Harriman serves clients globally in three main businesses: Investment Banking & Advisory, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Investor Services for corporate institutions and HNWI clients. In addition to its commercial banking facilities, the firm provides global custody, foreign exchange, private equity, merger and acquisition services, investment management for individuals and institutions, personal trust & estate administration, and securities brokerage. Organized as a partnership, BBH has approximately 5,000 professionals in sixteen offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Currently, the firm has 40 partners and 5,000 staff globally, and custodies approximately $3 trillion.

The company was formed on January 1, 1931 by the merger of two banks, Brown Brothers & Co. and Harriman Brothers & Co.

Brown Brothers Harriman is particularly notable because of the large number of influential American politicians, government appointees, and central bankers who have worked at the company since its foundation: e.g., W. Averell Harriman, Prescott Bush, George Herbert Walker, Robert A. Lovett , Richard W. Fisher, Robert Roosa and Alan Greenspan.

Source: Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Brothers_Harriman_%26_Co.)

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