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Banking

Awards for excellence: North America: USA

Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2006
USA
I Canada

North America/ USA*

BEST BANK: Bank of America
BEST DEBT HOUSE: Citigroup
BEST EQUITY HOUSE: Morgan Stanley
BEST M&A HOUSE:  Goldman Sachs
BEST INVESTMENT BANK: Bear Stearns
BEST AT RISK MANAGEMENT: Bear Stearns
BEST AT INVESTOR SERVICES: Citigroup
BEST AT CASH MANAGEMENT: HSBC

*: USA country winners are also North America regional winners










The long and winding historical highway of the US financial services industry is littered with the dead bodies of institutions that tried to pursue a universal bank model but failed in the attempt. Citigroup, for instance, has long since begun the wholesale retreat from the full-service banking model it began more than a decade ago when Sandy Weill started to assemble a hodgepodge collection of goods and services to pack on the shelves of his one-stop-shopping financial hypermarket.

But in the face of conventional wisdom that firms should stick tightly to their knitting – retail banks to the consumer market and Wall Street houses to the capital markets – Bank of America has defied the odds. Starting back in 1998 with the completed merger of the old San Francisco-based Bank of America and Nations Bank, Bank of America has aggressively pursued a huge array of financial service products – from card operations and internet retail banking to corporate cash management, investment-grade debt issuance, leveraged finance and structured credit.

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