Lehman Brothers: Managing a Global Investment Bank

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Case Code : BSTA075
Case Length : 17 Pages
Period : 2003
Organization : Lehman Brothers
Pub Date : 2003
Teaching Note :Not Available
Countries : Global
Industry : Investment Banking

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For a global investment banking enterprise like Lehman a world-class technology and operations infrastructure were necessary to provide real-time support for the firm's core businesses. In response to this need, through the nineties, Lehman continued to invest in leading-edge technology and in the development of sophisticated trading, operations and risk management systems...

Looking Forward

In 2002, investment banks faced a variety of concerns. Most banks were seeing top management squabbles.

Tough markets forced the banks to cut costs and change strategies, while SEC (Securities & Exchange Commission) came down heavily on the banks asking them to report their internal practices in greater detail. But most analysts unanimously considered Lehman to be the best managed bank in the past few years...


Exhibit I : Lehman: Corporate Snapshot
Exhibit II: Lehman: Financials
Exhibit III: Lehman: Worldwide Revenues
Exhibit IV: Lehman: Stock Performance
Exhibit V: Lehman: Big Deals of 2003
Exhibit VI: Lehman: Business Segment Financial Highlights
Exhibit VII: Lehman: Value at Risk Information
Exhibit VIII: Lehman: Stock Snapshot
Exhibit IX: Lehman: Stock Chart


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