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Best Banking Firms for Diversity

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

  • Survey Methodology

    Vault has included a separate section for our diversity rankings. Insiders were asked to rate their firm's commitment to diversity with respect to women, minorities, gays and lesbians, military veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Firms with fewer than 25 responses for any given question were excluded from that ranking category. To determine our Best Firms for Diversity, we used a formula that weights the average score in all five categories equally. Like our "Quality of Life" rankings, the diversity rankings reflect the opinions and perceptions of insiders.

  • Ranking History

2016 Best Banking Firms for Women

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SCORE
9.351

Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,000 people worldwide. Although it's best known as a middle-market...

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2015 Rank
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2
SCORE
8.871

Centerview Partners

In 2006, UBS Vice Chairman Blair Effron had dinner with his friend Robert Pruzan, a veteran investment banker and former CEO of Wasserstein...

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2015 Rank
4
3
SCORE
8.724

Bank of America Corp.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, with customers in more than 150 countries and...

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2015 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
8.550

Goldman Sachs & Co.

Goldman Sachs provides a wide range of investment banking, securities, and investment management services to a substantial and diversified client base...

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2015 Rank
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5
SCORE
8.375

Morgan Stanley

New York-headquartered investment banking giant Morgan Stanley is divided into three main businesses: institutional securities, asset management, and...

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2015 Rank
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6
SCORE
8.371

Credit Suisse

Credit Suisse Group is one of the largest financial institutions in the world, operating in more than 50 countries and employing more than 46,000...

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2015 Rank
7
7
SCORE
8.143

William Blair

William Blair is an employee-owned investment banking and asset management firm founded in 1935 and headquartered in Chicago. In total, it has 13 offices...

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2015 Rank
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8
SCORE
8.000

Greenhill & Co., Inc.

Greenhill calls itself "a unique investment banking firm," and to be sure, it follows a model quite unlike the structure of its behemoth...

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2015 Rank
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8
SCORE
8.000

J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan provides asset management, investment banking, treasury and securities services, private banking, and commercial banking services to some of...

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2015 Rank
3
9
SCORE
7.824

Evercore

Founded in 1995 by Blackstone and U.S. Treasury veteran Roger Altman, independent investment banking advisory firm Evercore went public in August 2006...

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2015 Rank
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10
SCORE
7.686

Robert W. Baird & Co. (Baird)

Robert W. Baird & Co. (better known as Baird) offers wealth management, capital markets, asset management, and private equity capital to clients...

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2015 Rank
NR
11
SCORE
7.569

Blackstone

Blackstone was founded as an M&A boutique in 1985 by Stephen A. Schwarzman and Peter G. Peterson, two former Lehman Brothers bankers. At Lehman,...

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2015 Rank
8
12
SCORE
7.449

RBC Capital Markets

RBC Capital Markets provides investment banking products and services to institutions, corporations, governments, and high-net-worth clients around the...

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2015 Rank
9
13
SCORE
7.435

UBS

UBS is one of the world's largest financial firms. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, UBS has offices in over 50 countries and employs approximately...

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2015 Rank
NR
14
SCORE
7.395

Peter J. Solomon Company

Peter J. Solomon opened his eponymous Manhattan firm in 1989. Before striking out on his own, the Harvard-educated Solomon had spent many years at Lehman...

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2015 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
7.378

Cowen Group, Inc.

Cowen Group, Inc. is a diversified financial services company focused on active management and alpha generation. It has two main business units: Cowen...

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2015 Rank
NR