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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, with respect to minorities, and with respect to gays and lesbians.  To determine our Best Firms for Diversity, we used a formula that weights the average score in all three categories equally.  Like our "Quality of Life" rankings, the diversity rankings reflect the opinions and perceptions of insiders.

  • Ranking History

2013 Best Banking Firms for Women

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SCORE
9.103

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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2012 Rank
1
2
SCORE
9.063

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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2012 Rank
4
3
SCORE
8.750

Citi Institutional Clients Group

Citi's Institutional Clients Group, the investment banking arm of global financial services company Citigroup Inc., offers a full range of strategic...

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2012 Rank
9
4
SCORE
8.605

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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2012 Rank
3
5
SCORE
8.465

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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2012 Rank
2
6
SCORE
8.448

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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2012 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
8.389

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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2012 Rank
5
8
SCORE
8.338

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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2012 Rank
6
9
SCORE
8.182

Gleacher & Company, Inc.

New York boutique Gleacher & Company is a New York-based boutique investment bank whose most recent incarnation was formed in June 2009...

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2012 Rank
19
10
SCORE
8.000

Perella Weinberg Partners

Founded in June 2006 by Joseph Perella, Peter Weinberg and Terry Meguid, Perella Weinberg Partners has two businesses: advisory and asset...

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2012 Rank
8
11
SCORE
7.579

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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2012 Rank
14
12
SCORE
7.359

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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2012 Rank
11
13
SCORE
7.341

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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2012 Rank
16
14
SCORE
7.270

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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2012 Rank
NR
15
SCORE
7.241

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc

Royal in name and lineage The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) serves more than 40 million individuals and institutions through 30 different...

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2012 Rank
17
16
SCORE
7.152

Jefferies & Company, Inc.

New York-based Jefferies Group, Inc. (widely known as Jefferies) is an independent securities and investment banking firm that was founded more than 50...

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2012 Rank
12
17
SCORE
7.136

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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2012 Rank
18
18
SCORE
7.081

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

Deep in the heart of Georgia SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is the full-service corporate and investment banking arm of SunTrust Banks, Inc. It offers debt...

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2012 Rank
NR
19
SCORE
7.000

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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2012 Rank
10
20
SCORE
6.587

Piper Jaffray Companies

Beyond Minneapolis Piper Jaffray focuses on investment banking, asset management, institutional brokerage, and equity research. Headquartered...

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2012 Rank
20