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The Best Banking Firms

Vault's rankings are based on exclusive insider information from verified employees in the banking industry. Each year, Vault surveys thousands of investment banking professionals. From the results of these surveys, Vault ranks the top investment banking firms in prestige, diversity, quality of life, and overall best to work for.

NEW! 2017 Vault Banking 50

The VAULT BANKING 50 is compiled using a weighted formula that reflects the issues banking professionals care most about, combining quality of life rankings (such as culture, satisfaction, work/life balance, training, and compensation) with overall prestige.

NEW! Most Prestigious Banking Firms

Banking professionals across the nation rank the prestige of the firms that they compete against.

NEW! Best Banking Firms to Work For

Prestige isn't everything. These are the firms that bankers find the most amenable to a satisfying work experience.

NEW! Best Banking Firms for Diversity

To determine the Best Firms for Diversity, we used a formula that equally weights the average score in all three diversity categories.

Best Banking Firms for Tech Professionals

Technology professionals at top investment banks rate their firms in several workplace categories.

Cross-Industry Prestige

See how top investment banks rank in prestige versus top private equity firms, hedge funds, and asset management companies.