Securities brokerage income for bank holding company totaled $16.4 billion at the end of second quarter 2009, up almost $7 billion or 74.5% from $9.4 billion in first half 2008.

Of that increase, $4.4 billion or 63.3% was contributed by 2 new BHCs, Morgan Stanley & Company Inc. and the Goldman Sachs Group Inc., both in New York, according to the Michael White Bank Securities Brokerage Income Report.

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Bank of America Corporation, Charlotte, N.C., increased securities brokerage revenue by $3.3 billion, to more than $5 billion, largely due to its acquisition of Merrill Lynch.

If it were it not for the these 3 BHCs, the industry would have seen a decline of 8.2% in securities brokerage revenue, to $8.6 billion, according to Michael White Associates, Radnor, Pa.