Morgan Grenfell 1838-1988: The Biography of a Merchant Bank

Author:   Kathleen Burk (Lecturer in History and Politics, Lecturer in History and Politics, Imperial College, London)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780198283065


Pages:   364
Publication Date:   26 October 1989
Format:   Hardback
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This is the arresting 150-year story of one of the oldest and most illustrious merchant banks and of the men who made it. Founded in 1838 by an American, George Peabody, Morgan Grenfell quickly became the most important American banking house in London, and by the turn of the century held an unrivalled position as part of the most powerful investment bank in the world. The book chronicles its role in financing the overseas purchases of Britain and her allies during the First World War, in taking the lead amongst the private London bankers in reconstructing Europe during the 1920s, and in pioneering the new field of corporate finance. In the 1980s Morgan Grenfell took off with a substantial rise in profits and an extraordinarily powerful Corporate Finance Department: an epilogue summarises recent events to the end of 1988 when it decided to exit from securities in London and to concentrate on developing its areas of traditional strength. Based on a wide range of original sources, this book is unmatched as a banking history: no other book combines the unrestricted access to the bank's archives afforded to the author with a narrative of events up to the 1980s.

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Author:   Kathleen Burk (Lecturer in History and Politics, Lecturer in History and Politics, Imperial College, London)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Clarendon Press
Dimensions:   Width: 16.20cm , Height: 2.80cm , Length: 24.20cm
Weight:   0.817kg
ISBN:  

9780198283065


ISBN 10:   0198283067
Pages:   364
Publication Date:   26 October 1989
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Manufactured on demand   Availability explained
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Superbly demonstrates the influence that lending institutions had on the history of Europe and the United States. --Library Journal<br>


Superbly demonstrates the influence that lending institutions had on the history of Europe and the United States. --Library Journal


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Kathleen Burk is Lecturer in Modern History and Politics at Imperial College, London

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