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The World's Best-Paid Investment Banks

By Bloomberg Markets & Bloomberg Rankings - 2013-03-02T13:10:36Z

Photograph by Valentin Flauraud/Bloomberg

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The Bloomberg 20

The April 2013 issue of Bloomberg Markets contains the ninth annual ranking of the Bloomberg 20, the best-paid investments banks measured by the fees they earn. While fees for M&A and equity issuance fell for 2012, total fees rose 3.7 percent, to $50.9 billion, driven higher by a surge in the refinancing of corporate debt. Here are the top underwriters/advisers.

19. Societe Generale (tie)

Total fees for 2012 in billions: $0.46

2011 rank: 19
2011 in billions: $0.45