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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.

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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.

Bear Stearns, Enron, Morgan Stanley, UBS

Bear Stearns in on the move in precious metals trading. The firm confirmed last week that Robert Gottlieb, previously at HSBC, will be coming aboard to expand its metals division into a 24 hour global trading operation, with staff in both London and New York.  The business will focus on gold, palladium, platinum and silver.

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