Summary of The United States Dominates Global Investment Banking

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European investment banks are ceding market share to their American rivals.


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Europe’s once-robust investment banking sector has relinquished significant turf to Wall Street in recent years. This may worry some Europeans, but professors Charles Goodhart and Dirk Schoenmaker see little cause for concern. They argue that the five big US banks will continue to engage in cutthroat competition with one another and with their Chinese rivals, and that European authorities still will hold some sway over the US banks.getAbstract recommends this report to bankers, policy makers and investors seeking insight into Europe’s shifting place in the world.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why European investment banks have lost market share to their American rivals and
  • What European banks, authorities and corporations can do to maintain a critical role for the industry.


Hemmed in by ever-stricter regulations and capital requirements, European investment banks are shrinking from the global scene. As a result, the five big US banks – Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Citigroup and Bank of America Merrill Lynch – have taken sole possession of the top tier in global...
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About the Authors

Charles Goodhart is an emeritus professor at the London School of Economics. Dirk Schoenmaker is a senior fellow at Bruegel and a professor of banking and finance at Erasmus University.

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