The Buck Started Here


Since our founding in 1784, by Alexander Hamilton, we have endured every economic condition and market event as the oldest, continuously operating financial institution in the United States. We provide investment management and investment services that are unrivaled in scale, precision and quality, helping our clients to conduct business and manage risk in over 100 global markets. Today, with over $28.9 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $1.6 trillion in assets under management, we’re invested in the world like never before.

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