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Trading Firms Put Capital on the Line

Traders Magazine, January 2004

Peter Chapman

Traders at bulge bracket shops are betting more of their firms' capital these days, but the practice is not leading to prosperity for all. That's the conclusion of the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), which counts as clients some of the major investment banks. In an analysis of the equity trading departments of the ten largest banks, BCG found risk levels but not revenues rising.

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