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  2. Bear Stearns - Wikipedia

    The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc. was an American investment bank, securities trading, and brokerage firm that failed in 2008 as part of the global financial crisis and recession. After its closure it was subsequently sold to JPMorgan Chase.

  3. Bear Stearns: Its Collapse, Bailout, Winners & Losers

    Bear Stearns was a New York City-based global investment bank and financial company that was founded in 1923. It collapsed during the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to the financial collapse, Bear...

  4. Bear Stearns collapses, sold to J.P. Morgan Chase - HISTORY

    On March 16, 2008, Bear Stearns, the 85-year-old investment bank, narrowly avoids bankruptcy by its sale to J.P. Morgan Chase and Co. at the shockingly low price of $2 per share.

  5. The stunning downfall of Bear Stearns and its bridge-playing ...

    New York CNN Business — Bear Stearns was on fire. And its colorful chairman, Jimmy Cayne, was playing cards. Smart Take Bear Stearns was the first domino to fall in the 2008 financial crisis...

  6. Bear Stearns: Its Collapse and Bailout - The Balance

    Bear Stearns was an investment bank that survived the Great Depression only to succumb to the Great Recession. Founded in 1923, it became the fifth-largest investment bank by 2008. In 2006, it produced a record $9.23 billion in revenue. By 2007, that had fallen to $5.95 billion.

  7. Dissecting the Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Collapse - Investopedia

    Updated April 27, 2021 Reviewed by Robert C. Kelly The headline-grabbing collapse of two Bear Stearns hedge funds in July 2007 offers a look into the world of hedge fund strategies and their...

  8. James Cayne, Who Ran the Ill-Fated Bear Stearns, Dies at 87

    By Lananh Nguyen and Kate Kelly Published Jan. 2, 2022 Updated Jan. 4, 2022 James Cayne, who was the chief executive of the investment bank Bear Stearns as it lurched into the global financial...