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JPMorgan Chase

JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday named half a dozen people to a commercial banking team in Europe and new international and Asia-Pacific regional leaders, as the U.S. bank closes in on business clients it hopes to poach from rivals abroad.

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Lehman Brothers - A Brief History

In 1844, 23-year-old Henry Lehman, the son of a cattle merchant, emigrated to the United States from the town of Rimpar, in the German state of Bavaria. He settled in Montgomery, Alabama, where he opened a dry goods store, 'H. Lehman'. In 1847, following the arrival of Emanuel Lehman, the Firm became 'H. Lehman and Bro'. With the arrival of their youngest brother, Mayer Lehman, in 1850, the Firm changed its name again and 'Lehman Brothers' was founded.

Top 50 European banks by total assets

HSBC remains atop SNL Financial's ranking of Europe's 50 largest banks by total assets for the third successive year, although its position was distorted by the fall in the euro against the dollar and other major currencies.

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