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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. 1 Prior to the financial collapse,...

  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. A Brief History of Bear Stearns : NPR

    March 17, 20084:00 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered Listen Listen Download Embed Transcript The collapse of Bear Stearns caps an astonishing run for the Wall Street giant, which managed to...

  6. 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...

  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. 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. 1  2  In 2006, it produced a record $9.23 billion in revenue. By 2007, that had fallen to $5.95 billion. 3 

  9. Former Bear Stearns London HQ collapses into insolvency

    The London building once occupied by Bear Stearns, one of the investment banking casualties of the 2008 banking crisis, has itself been forced to call in administrators.

  10. About Us - Bear Stearns Companies

    Bear Stearns Is The New Leader In Sustainable Growth The original Bear Stearns was started on May 1, 1923 as a US based Equity Trading house with a partnership between Joseph A. Bear, Robert B. Stearns and Harold C. Mayer. The company thrived in the booming post war capital expansion surge bringing investment options to the masses.

  11. 383 Madison Avenue - Wikipedia

    383 Madison Avenue, formerly known as the Bear Stearns Building, is a 755 ft (230 m), 47-story skyscraper in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of New York City, United States. Built in 2002 for financial services firm Bear Stearns, it was designed by architect David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM).