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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.

  • Survey Methodology

    In addition to ranking other firms in terms of prestige, survey respondents were asked to rate their own firms in a variety of categories. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, respondents evaluated their firms in various "quality of life" areas. A firm's score in each category is simply the average of those rankings.

    Firms with fewer than 10 responses for any given question were excluded from that ranking category.

  • Ranking History

2019 Best Banking Firms for Culture

1
SCORE
9.762

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...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
2
SCORE
9.365

William Blair

William Blair is an investment bank headquartered in Chicago, with offices in more than 15 cities on four continents. The firm helps corporations,...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
5
3
SCORE
9.347

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...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
4
SCORE
9.325

Perella Weinberg Partners

Founded in June 2006 by Joseph Perella, Peter Weinberg and Terry Meguid, Perella Weinberg Partners provides advisory, asset management, and energy...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
11
5
SCORE
9.318

Houlihan Lokey

Founded in 1972, investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey employs approximately 1,170 people worldwide. Although it's best known as an advisor to...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
7
6
SCORE
9.304

Evercore

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
7
SCORE
9.292

Guggenheim Securities

Guggenheim Securities is the investment banking and capital markets arm of Guggenheim Partners, which employs more than 2,300 worldwide and is...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
9.230

Harris Williams

Harris Williams is an M&A advisor with offices in Boston, Cleveland, Frankfurt, London, Minneapolis, Richmond, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C....

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
8.762

PJ SOLOMON

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

TRENDING

2018 Rank
4
10
SCORE
8.730

Bank of America Corp.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
14
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