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Italian investment and merchant banking up to 1914: Hybridising international models and practices

Carlo Brambilla () and Giandomenico Piluso ()

Discussion Papers from Dipartimento di Economia e Management (DEM), University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Abstract: This paper focuses on the specific legacy of the 19th century private banking on Italian major mixed banks' practices. We consider their international connections (Paris, Berlin, etc.) and their operating patterns as compared to European ones. Besides, we provide a comparative quantitative analysis of their portfolios in order to evaluate how much they differed from the other major European universal banks, and to which extent investment banking activities were relevant in their portfolios.

Keywords: investment banking; hybridisation; banking patterns (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G24 N23 N30 N83 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-01-01
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Note: ISSN 2039-1854
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