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Lazard is Among the Companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry With the Highest Return on Equity (LAZ, COWN, LPLA, AMTD, GHL)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Lazard ranks highest with a ROE of 115.9%. Following is Cowen Group with a ROE of 25.9%. LPL Investment Holdings ranks third highest with a ROE of 19.0%.

TD Ameritrade Holding follows with a ROE of 16.8%, and Greenhill rounds out the top five with a ROE of 12.7%.

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Keywords: highest return on equity lazard cowen group lpl investment holdings td ameritrade holding greenhill

Ticker(s): LAZ COWN LPLA AMTD GHL