Perennial investment management (and investment banking) powerhouse Goldman Sachs again took the top spot, while BlackRock leaped seven places from its ranking last year to take the No. 2 spot. The Blackstone Group also rose seven places this year to take the No. 3 ranking, and rounding out the top five were Barclays Global Investors, which moved up four places to take the No. 4 spot, and Lehman Brothers, which fell three spots to No. 5.
Our latest Vault Guide to the Top 25 Investment Management Employers has just been released, which means our latest prestige rankings for the top firms in the industry are also in. Here’s how the top of the heap looks this year: