Brown Brothers Harriman: A Comprehensive History

Brown Brothers Harriman was established in Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania in 1818. Through strategic investments and innovative business decisions, we have transitioned from leaders in merchant banking and transatlantic trade to an integrated worldwide financial services firm.  We honor our  past and we try to learn from it. But, in the day-to-day management of our business, we try to exercise enlightened opportunism. Because we are not beholden to stockholders, we try to take the long view and do what is best for our clients and the Partnership. 

 


Visit our interactive timeline and learn more about the events, leaders, and strategic business decisions that shaped our lines of business.

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