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Top 5 Companies in the Investment Banking & Brokerage Industry With the Highest Return on Equity (LPLA, VIRT, LAZ, EVR, HLI)

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.

Lpl Financial Ho ranks highest with a ROE of 3,025.4%. Following is Virtu Financia-A with a ROE of 3,023.3%. Lazard Ltd-Cl A ranks third highest with a ROE of 2,844.4%.

Evercore Partn-A follows with a ROE of 2,527.5%, and Houlihan Lokey I rounds out the top five with a ROE of 2,181.6%.

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Ticker(s): LPLA VIRT LAZ EVR HLI