Here they are. The Financial Stability Board has released a list of 29 banks that it considers global systemically important financial institutions (G-SIFISs) and thus considered Too Big To Fail.

The initial list of G-SIFIS:

Belgium: Dexia
China: Bank of China
France: Banque Populaire, BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole, Société Générale
Germany: Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank
Italy: Unicredit
Japan: Mitsubishi, Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui
Netherlands: ING
Spain: Santander
Sweden: Nordea
Switzerland: Credit Suisse, UBS
UK: Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, Royal Bank of Scotland
US: Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, State Street, Wells Fargo

According to the FSB, Systemically Important Financial Institutions are firms whose disorderly failure, because of their size, complexity and systemic interconnectedness, would cause significant disruption to the wider financial system and economic activity.

Bottom line: These are the banks through which the banksters operate. Of note, apologist for TBTF bailouts, Warren Buffett holds major positions in at least three of these banks, Bank of America, Bank of New York Mellon and Wells Fargo.

Our 29 Banking Overlords, 11/21/11

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