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Top 10 Investment Banks

Investment Banking is a form of banking which finances major capital requirements of a business enterprise. These capital requirements are in the form of financial help in launching an Initial public offering (IPO) , Private Placement, Bonds and in the Merger and Acquisitions and other services related to investment management , portfolio management, Risk Management, FICC services and equity securities and trading of derivatives.

An Investment Bank provides all kinds of investment services and solutions to individuals, corporates and governments. They create capital for their clients and provides best solutions and strategies for Merger and Acquisitions and trading of securities , advice on risk management. One of the major activity of modern banks is investment. Now a days both commercial and private banks focused more on the investment banking sector.

Top 10 Investment Banks in the World list

Rank Bank Name Founded Headquarter Revenue
1JP Morgan Chase2000270 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York, New York, U.S. USD 97.03 billion
2Bank of America Merrill Lynch2009Bank of America Tower, New York City, United States USD 25.14 billion
3Goldman Sachs1869200 West Street, New York, New York, U.S. USD 41.664 billion
4Citigroup 1812399 Park Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York,U.S. USD 70.17 billion
5Morgan Stanley1935Morgan Stanley Building, New York City, New York, U.S. USD 32.03 billion
6Deutsche Bank1870Deutsche Bank Twin Towers, Taunusanlage 12 Frankfurt Hesse, Germany EUR 33.70 billion
7Barclays1690Canary Wharf, London, United Kingdom EUR 24.691 billion
8Credit Suisse1856Paradeplatz 8 Zurich, Switzerland CHF 23.97 billion
9UBS1854Bahnhofstrasse 45 Zürich, Switzerland CHF 25.443 billion
10Wells Fargo1852San Francisco, California, U.S. USD 86.08 billion


JP Morgan Chase : It is one of the oldest financial services firm in the World and in U.S. It has global operations in 60 countries and a net asset of USD 2 trillion. It is world number one global investment bank.

Morgan Stanley: it is a global financial services provider and serves to a diversified group of corporations, governments, financial institutions and individual.

Goldman Sachs : Founded in 1869, It is one of the major global investment banking firm which services mainly institutional clients. It has strong client relationships with major corporations, governments.

Bank Of America Merrill Lynch : It is one of the major financial services company in United States highly regarded for investment banking services.

Deutsche Bank : It is a global financial services provider serving wide range of financial products and services including many investment management services. This Germany based company has a very strong financial discipline.

UBS : It is a European Bank based in Switzerland that provides major financial services that has a global operation in investment banking and wealth management solutions.

Credit Suisse : It is another European Bank based in Switzerland that provides major financial services including investment banking, Asset management and private Banking.

Barclays Capital : It is one of the major investment banks in the world. It is the 25th largest company. It is European Bank based in United Kingdom that has global operations in investment banking and other financial services.

Citigroup : It is a major financial services company based in New York , United States. It has a global financial operation in investment banking and services.

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