Global from the Start

As a trader, merchant banker, international banker, and global custodian, the firm has always operated at the nexus of capital and commerce across borders. Today, BBH operates in 18 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

While the Browns of the nineteenth century thrived on moving goods across land and sea in the safest, fastest and most efficient way possible, an important and underappreciated aspect of the Browns’ global identity of this time had less to do with their investments in rail, sail, and steam than with their own organizational culture enabled by these channels.


Of all the values and experiences that bound the Browns and the Harrimans, none were stronger than their shared internationalism.