Largest Securities Firms

Following are some of the largest securities firms in the world:

Morgan Stanley - It is the world's largest securities firm (with a total capital of approximately $110.8 billion), according to the Institutional Investor magazine's annual capital position rankings (2005), followed by Goldman Sachs & Co ($105.8 billion in total capital).

Nomura Securities Co., Ltd. (NSC) - It is the largest securities firm in Japan, offering individual investors and corporate clients with a broad range of services, including investment advisory services and securities underwriting. Nomura was the largest and wealthiest securities firm in the world in 1989.

Merrill Lynch - It is one of the world's premier providers of wealth management, securities trading and sales, corporate finance and investment banking services. Merrill is rated as the largest securities firm in the world in 2004 (Institutional Investor).

Credit Suisse First Boston (CFSB) - According to the April 2005 issue of Institutional Investor magazine, Credit Suisse First Boston was the 4th largest securities firm in terms of total capital. CSFB is a leading global investment bank serving institutional, corporate, government and individual clients. Its businesses include securities underwriting, sales and trading, investment banking, private equity, financial advisory services, investment research, venture capital, correspondent brokerage services and asset management.

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