BB means big bucks or Banco do Brasil. Boasting assets of R$1.4 trillion ($365 billion) Brazil's oldest and largest bank operates 5,500-plus branches across Brazil and offices in around 25 countries. A leader in retail banking services, Banco do Brasil and its subsidiaries also sell insurance, underwrite and sell bonds, conduct asset trading, offer investors portfolio management services, conduct financial securities advising, and provide markets analysis and research. It also provides capital equipment leasing to Brazilian companies through its BB Leasing subsidiary. BB Securities is the bank's UK-based international securities broker. The Brazilian government controls the 200-year-old bank.