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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Before entering the banking business in 1818, in which of the following business(es) were the Brown Brothers involved? Choose ALL that apply

    • A.

      Irish linen

    • B.

      Cotton

    • C.

      The Pony Express

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Irish linen
    B. Cotton
    Explanation
    When Alexander Brown settled in Baltimore in 1800, he established an import export business between America and Europe. He and his four sons exchanged linen, tobacco, cotton, and other products. The Browns were never involved with the Pony Express.

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  • 2. 

    What was Brown Brothers & Co.'s first location? 

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      Boston

    • C.

      Philadelphia

    • D.

      Paris

    Correct Answer
    C. Philadelphia
    Explanation
    Brown Brothers & Co. opened in Philadelphia in 1818. The New York office opened in 1825, followed by Boston in 1844.

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  • 3. 

    In what year did the Brown Brothers & Co. and two Harriman firms merge to create Brown Brothers Harriman?

    • A.

      1818

    • B.

      1931

    • C.

      1865

    • D.

      1920

    Correct Answer
    B. 1931
    Explanation
    Brown Brothers combine with two Harriman family firms to create Brown Brothers Harriman in 1931.

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  • 4. 

    In which city was Brown Brothers Harriman's  first office outside the United States? 

    • A.

      London

    • B.

      Zurich

    • C.

      Paris

    • D.

      Luxembourg

    Correct Answer
    B. Zurich
    Explanation
    The Zurich office was opened in 1968. London did not open until six years later -- in 1974. The Paris office opened in 1979 and has since closed. Luxembourg opened in 1989.

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  • 5. 

    What was BBH Boston's first address?

    • A.

      Blake Building

    • B.

      63 State Street

    • C.

      40 Water Street

    • D.

      10 Post Office Square

    Correct Answer
    B. 63 State Street
    Explanation
    The Boston office has had used approximately ten Boston addresses since opening in 1844. BBH occupied 63 State State Street between 1844 and 1860.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is NOT currently one of BBH's lines of business?

    • A.

      Investor Services

    • B.

      Banking & Advisory

    • C.

      Administration

    • D.

      Investment & Wealth Management

    Correct Answer
    D. Investment & Wealth Management
    Explanation
    In 2011, BBH made a strategic decision to split Investment & Wealth Management into two separate business lines -- Investment Management and Wealth Management. BBH's Lines of Business also include: Investor Services, Banking & Advisory, Administration, Operations, and Systems.

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  • 7. 

    As of January 1, 2011, what was the approximate value (in USD) of BBH's assets under custody?

    • A.

      500 billion

    • B.

      1 trillion

    • C.

      2 trillion

    • D.

      3 trillion

    Correct Answer
    D. 3 trillion
    Explanation
    The approximate value of BBH's assets under custody as of January 1, 2011, was 3 trillion USD.

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  • 8. 

    As of September 1, 2011, how many General Partners does BBH have?

    • A.

      38

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      41

    • D.

      42

    Correct Answer
    C. 41
    Explanation
    BBH has 41 active partners. BBH names any new partners in November and partnership becomes official in January of the following year.

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  • 9. 

    True or False? The Brown family once owned an ocean liner.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The Browns owned the Collins Cruise Line and in 1848 won a contract to transport U.S. mail between America and England.

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  • 10. 

    How many locations does BBH currently have?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    D. 16
    Explanation
    As of September 1, 2011, BBH's locations include: Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Jersey City, Denver, Chicago, Charlotte, Wilmington, London, Dublin, Luxembourg, Zurich, Tokyo, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Grand Cayman.

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